To some, it’s just water. To me, it’s where I regain my sanity.
I took time off from work last week for a much-needed vacation. I stayed home for a few days, but the travel bug bit me again. So, my husband and I decided to hop on the greyhound bus and visit a few more places in NYC.
1. Seaport District
2. Financial District
Where We Stayed
NYC is only 3 hours away from us. We usually take day trips to the “Big City” to save some money because as you all know, NYC hotels can be costly. However, for this trip, we wanted to make the most of our time in the city that never sleeps.
I decided to book 1 King Room with City View at Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District. The room rate includes breakfast, and the hotel is near the places we wanted to visit.
The front desk lady was so friendly, and when she told me that I’m in a “nice” room, I just thanked her and smiled. I didn’t want to expect so much because I’ve heard those words before from other NYC hotel staff and got frustrated the minute I opened my room door.
But she wasn’t kidding! We had a lovely room with a breathtaking view of the Hudson River.
Why the Seaport District?
My co-worker Tyrone grew up in Brooklyn and told me that one of his favorite places to hang out in NYC is the Seaport District. Though this area was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Seaport is quickly becoming one of the coolest spots in NYC.
We strolled around the Seaport and found our favorite spot – The Heineken Riverdeck at Pier 17.
Aah! What a lovely sight!
This is the perfect spot to just chill with a cold drink in hand. And, enjoy the gorgeous views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and the iconic NY skyline. I couldn’t be happier. Cheers!
In my next post, I’ll share about our downtown adventures around the financial district. Thank you so much for reading. Till next time!
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