I love traveling. I love traveling to large cities. The hustle and bustle of people who have somewhere to be is the kind of energy I love to be around. A lot of major cities don’t capture that same adrenaline pulsing atmosphere. Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the country and it was pretty dead in the part of downtown that I was staying in for the entire week I was there. That was such a huge change from the never-ending movement of New York City I had experienced just weeks before. NEW YORK CITY. It’s a magical place. I hadn’t been there since I was a middle schooler and at that point, the only thing I really did while we were in the city was exploring the American Girl store. Yeah, that’ll make a cameo in a future post.

I’m pretty sure I want to live in the city at some point in my life maybe even for graduate school, to be determined on that one though realistically. I know that most people say they could “never deal with that many all the time” or “wouldn’t you get tired of the noise and the tourists”. Well, my sophomore year dorm was right by the hospital and college kids are loud so I think I got that one down. And as far as people being everywhere is concerned, I am so extroverted. I am a shy person, at first, but I get my energy from being around other people. So, I know I would thrive somewhere like, NYC.

This trip also shattered a misconception I had about the big apple. Outside of the main tourist spots like Midtown and the High Line, the city really isn’t as a densely populated with people as you might think. Soho and Greenwich Village had some empty streets where you could walk your dog or take an afternoon stroll.

To cut to the point, I loved it. I want to go back and anyone who’s looking for someone to document their trip to the city anytime soon, I am so down. I’m ready to be back already! I’m breaking down Day 1 of our adventures in the city and what you should hit if it’s your first time visiting! Let’s go let’s go.

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