I spent most of Memorial Day weekend in New York City for a wedding, and while the wedding was an absolute blast, so was the rest of the weekend. I am so used to staying in one particular area of NYC, it was nice to be able to explore a different one.
We stayed at the New York Marriott Downtown, which is right near the The National September 11 Memorial Museum. I thought I’d share some of my favorite things in the financial district of New York.
I’ve run in Central Park multiple times and love it, so I was disappointed to see we were about seven miles from there. However, we were only about two blocks from the path along the Hudson River, and I think I may have a new favorite. It was absolutely beautiful running along the river, and the path stretched for miles and miles. There were tons of other runners and cyclists out, but there was plenty of room for everyone. I turned around after I hit six miles,so that I’d be able to go around Battery Park without running 180 miles, but the path did keep going. I easily got in 15 miles without even thinking about my route.
After dinner on Saturday, we walked the High Line, “an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side.” The High Line offers different art exhibits throughout the year. While we were there, we saw Panorama, “an open-air exhibition that takes inspiration from the High Line as an urban park cutting straight through the city, creating new vistas and vantage points onto the surrounding natural and man-made landscapes.” It was really neat to see all the old railroads turn into something new.
We ate at Dos Caminos one night, and if you like Mexican food, this is a great place to go. The margaritas were delicious, and the atmosphere at the place was great. The food was also very good, we were all pleased with our meals.
For lunch one day, Tim and I stopped by L’asso. We are a super awesome couple who doesn’t eat gluten (imagine how fun we are at parties), so finding somewhere to eat can sometimes be difficult. However, L’asso has a decent-sized gluten-free menu. I ordered pizza, and Tim had blueberry pancakes, and both were incredible. We were totally blown away by how good both were. We also enjoyed some bloody marys (Tim) and margaritas (me, I guess I was on a kick this weekend.), which were reasonably priced.
In the off chance you are looking for a wedding venue in Brooklyn, the Liberty Warehouse was beautiful. The patio overlooked the river, and you could see the Statue of Liberty from there. It was stunning to stand out there and watch the sun set. The inside is also beautiful, and the staff and food were excellent.
It was a great Memorial Day weekend!
What are your favorite places to visit in the city?