Tuesday, June 25, 2019

BookExpo: Day 1 (Tuesday) Sightseeing in NYC

The last week in May, I spent the week in NYC for BookExpo!!! It's the one week I splurge a whole week in the city...and I love every minute of it! This was my 6thyear attending BookExpo - I went in 2014, 2015, skipped 2016 when it moved to Chicago, attended in 2017, 2018 and now was back to attend in 2019.

I was once again rooming with my blogging friend Tamara from Traveling With T and was excited to see her in person and catch up. It seems that BookExpo is the only time we get to see each other in person, though we chat virtually all the time and occasionally on the phone.

I got to the city bright and early Tuesday morning - my husband takes the early train, so I went in with him and luckily when I got to the hotel at I was staying at, the room was ready, so I was able to check-in even though it was only 6:30am. I had time before Tamara arrived, so after unpacking and having breakfast at the hotel, I decided to do some sightseeing on my own.

I love NYC and love just wandering around. There are so many spots I haven't been to in years, and this time, I had a few places in mind I wanted to see - and the first place was Grand Central Terminal. After reading Fiona Davis's last book, THE MASTERPIECE, which is set in Grand Central Terminal, I knew I had to go there again. 

From there, I headed over to Bryant Park to sit and enjoy a caffeine break and sneak in a little reading. It had started to rain and luckily the tables had the umbrellas up. I was hoping it was just going to be a passing shower, but no such luck. So I decided to jump on the subway and head down to the Hudson Yards where I was able to just walk around the new mall until Tamara arrived at the hotel which was only a block from there.

Once she got settled, we headed back to the Hudson Yards Mall where we grabbed a bite to eat and then did a little window shopping. That mall is something else with all the high end shops in it! We then got tickets to explore the Vessel - which is an incredibly interesting sculpture that stands in front of the Hudson Yards Mall. We didn't walk all the way to the top, but we did walk up a few flights.

From there, we walked a bit of the High Line...I love walking this and try to do so each time I'm in the city!

...Stay tuned for a recap of Day 2!

1 comment

  1. How fun! I've never been to NYC. We had a trip planned last year but had to cancel it.


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