Adventures in NYC Part 1

Hey Inquisitive writers! So I’m going to write another travel post! As you can see from the title, it’s going to be about NYC (Manhattan). We went to NYC a couple of times, since we live so close in NJ.


I love NYC, I think it’s the most beautiful place in the world. I personally love cities, because there is so much life and movement there. There are many places in NYC to love, like the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, The Flatiron Building (going into that building is on my bucket list!), and many more attractions. Tourists from all around the world come here, so I’m very grateful to have the city just an hour’s drive away.

Bus or Car?

I like to go to Manhattan by bus, because we can just walk to the bus station to take us to the Port Authority bus terminal, which is in Western Midtown. It’s about an 1:10 minutes to get to there. Oh, and the bus takes the Lincoln tunnel.

The time when we went by car was the time when we went to Lower Manhattan, because there is no other bus terminal in NYC that’s in Lower Manhattan, and walking from the Port Authority Bus terminal would be nearly impossible. We take the Holland Tunnel when we drive to Lower Manhattan. But parking spots can be nearly $120, which is really expensive!

The City



According to the Manhattan map above, we went to the Western Midtown/Theater district/Hell’s Kitchen area in a day before. Here are some pictures:

Near Bryant Park and the NYC Public library there is the Grand Central Terminal. I personally love it! No wonder it’s called grand.

We didn’t spend too much time exploring there because we would probably get lost. And best of all: it’s free to enter! After that, we decided to go to Bryant Park (which is also free to enter)!

There are some cafes near Bryant Park. My personal favorite is Maison Kayser. It’s a small French bakery with tons of yummy sweets!

Near Bryant Park, you can also find the public library. We always visited NYC on Sundays, when the library wasn’t open. But there was this one opportunity when there was this “Love in Venice” exhibit open to the public, so we were more than excited to go to the library.


It is honestly a dream place for book-lovers! And it’s also free to enter. 

So after we walked all over the Western Midtown area. I would suggest walking better than taking a touring bus because 1) You have to pay to use the bus obviously and 2) You can get the taste of the place itself and you kind of have more control of where you want to go and how long you want to stay there if you walk

This doesn’t just apply to NYC, it could apply to any city you visit! I would always stick to the motto “Make it your adventure”

Went to Lindt! #boughttoomuchchocolate

  1. Love your pictures! So glad you had a wonderful experience in one of my favorite cities!

    1. Thank you!

  2. I love your blog! All so beautifully written and interesting! xxx

    1. Thank you!

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  4. Love this post 🙂 I love reading what people get up to in NYC cause it has been on my bucket list for so long so when I go there I like to make the most of it 🙂

    1. Thank you!

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  6. Stunning photos! I really love that library, it’s so beautiful! I’ve never seen a library that grand before 😀

    1. Thank you!

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    1. Sorry I didn’t reply earlier; your comment accidentally ended up in my spam! Thank you for the nomination, but I recently switched to an award-free blog. Can I decline?

      1. Sure😃

  9. love it! looks like a lot of fun.

    1. Thanks!

  10. Your photography is amazing.❤The photos capture the city in such a pretty way. Did you use a phone camera? X
    I hope I can to travel to NYC one day 💕

    1. Thank you! And yes, I used my iPhone 6 camera. And I bet you will!

      1. I hope so X

  11. Very nice pictures Jo! It looks like a really enjoyable time! I love visiting the city as well. So much to do with so little time! 🙂

    1. Thank you!

      1. You’re so welcome Jo 😊

  12. Great motto and great photos! NYC is an incredible place!

    1. Thank you! And I agree!

  13. Beautiful photography!! NYC is on my list, I’ve always wanted to go, I still do. I hope I make it one day! 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you! And I bet you’ll get there one day.

  14. I loved looking through all of your pictures, I would love to visit NYC one day.

    1. Thanks!

  15. Lovely post & pictures! I’d love to go to NYC one day 🙂

    1. Thank you!

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