New York City – Here We Come!

I can’t help but get a bit giddy about going to New York City. It’s the hub of culture… it’s vibrant, it’s busy, it’s extreme, it’s exciting!

It truly is the city that never sleeps.

Today I’m headed to NYC with my friend Rachel for my first totally “fun” trip. I’ve been to New York on numerous occasions for work and most recently the Q Conference, however I have never been just for fun.

This is a “girl” trip so there will be lots of…


oh, and did I mention shopping?

I’ll be twittering all the fun details, so click HERE to follow me on Twitter if you don’t already.

Can’t wait to share the details!!

What do you love about NYC? Let me know what we should check out while we’re there!

BTW, This is also my submission to Watercooler Wednesday

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  • Marla Saunders June 11, 2008  

    Oh Jenni, I am SO jealous! How much fun you will have! For what it’s worth, here are my few tips on NYC.
    1. Macy’s – the original one near Gotham Hall. They have an unbelievable food emporium in the lower basement level. We ate lunch there during Q quite often. Amazing restaurant quality prepared hot foods to warm the shopping girl’s heart. Also, on the 7th floor, Ben & Jerry’s to warm the girl’s heart in a totally different way. I’d mention the full Starbucks on the second level, but you’ll be able to find that! Look for the original wooden escalators.
    2. I know it is totally geeky, but honestly the double decker red tourist buses give you an amazing “snapshot” history of NYC, in addition to orienting you to where the different neighborhoods are.
    3. Southeast corner of Central Park: The Apple store that is built as a clear glass cube sitting on the sidewalk. Open 24/7 365 for your iPod buying pleasure.
    4. Serendipity III (Somewhere around 62nd st. and Lexington? Upper East side) is a great ice cream light food restaurant. It was in the movie Serendipity and is a great girlie place. Call like NOW for reservations or go at 3 in the afternoon.
    5. Upper West Side on Amsterdam or Broadway have lots and lots of less crowded restaurants. Two of my faves: Bodrum is a Mediterranean one, and Nicco’s is a Greek one. Good shopping up there, too.

    have a blast!

  • Brooke June 11, 2008  

    I am so jealous! I’ve only been once myself, so I couldn’t really make a “must-do” recommendation. You must just enjoy yourself! I pray for that and a safe trip.

  • Ash June 11, 2008  

    I hope you gals have such a blast! The only time I’ve been to NYC was on a field trip in high school (My English teacher knew how to do it up right!), but the thing I loved most was the whole Broadway show experience, and I know you have that planned!

  • brent(inWorship) June 11, 2008  

    New York is on my have to visit list. I am jealous. Would love to visit someday…although shopping may not be as big a thing for me 🙂

  • June 11, 2008  

    I’ve never been and I’m completely jealous right now!

  • Audra Krell June 11, 2008  

    My friend says a service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle isn’t to be missed!

  • Eve Annunziato June 11, 2008  

    YEA! Have a blast on your well deserved “girl” trip and glad you’re treating yourself since I know you work so hard. You’re hanging out in one of my fav cities. I’ll be there in a week and can’t wait!! I appreciate the NYC culture, the amazing “shows,” shopping on the upper east side and the incredible food in China Town most of all. Look forward to hearing all about it… Safe travels!

  • marina June 11, 2008  

    I went to NYC in March for the first time – I can’t wait to go back – it was an incredible experience!! I highly recommend “Legally Blonde” at The Palace Theatre. A feel-good, similar-to-the-movie-but-better musical. I only paid $67 for a ticket from the box office the night of the show. Brooklyn Tabernacle was incredible – the choir sang, they were awesome. Empire State Bldg was OK, very, very touristy with lots of expensive upgrades available to you. I regret not seeing the Twin Towers site. I blogged while I was there – cruise thru the categories on my sidebar – click on New York if you want to!!

  • anne June 11, 2008  

    I was in NYC over Easter Weekend. It was my 4th trip and I’ll spare you the details…you can read it in Chapters 20 and 21 of my book, “100 Bad Dates and Counting”. However, at the risk of sounding like a total nerd, I visited Wall Street for the first time on this trip. I was amazed at the history. If you make it to the area, be sure and visit Federal Hall. You can’t miss it – it’s right across the street from the NYSE – the one you see on the news with the giant American Flag wrapped around the columns. Inside the building, they have the slab of the porch where George Washington took his oath of office. Definitely take a walk through the tributes at Ground Zero. Have a great trip!!! Hope you have comfy shoes!!

  • Paul J. June 11, 2008  

    The highlights of OUR trip:
    The Lion King
    Katz’s Delicatessen
    And mainly…Times Square. Just being there. Walking around over and over. It’s an amazing place.
    Have fun!

  • Jenni Catron June 11, 2008  

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! We had a great first day and we’re taking all the suggestions into consideration for the rest of the trip… so much to do!

  • beyondJEMS June 11, 2008  

    Hey Jenni! We haven’t met yet. I had lunch with Pete at Puckett’s last week. I was introduced to CrossPoint by my neighbors Nicki & Matt Robins and the Plan B series in Feb/Mar? So I’ve been a couple of times. Also friends with Kari Slusser through the blogosphere. So, hopefully we will meet soon. On to the task at hand… I was in NYC (very odd story btw) and was in awe of Ground Zero. It was chilling and surreal. I’m so glad I went. Fun Stuff… We enjoyed Trump Tower and Carriage Ride in Central Park. As cheesy as it sounds, it’s just something I had to do and it was such a nice relaxing way to end the day and share. Enjoy!

  • Lori K June 12, 2008  

    Make sure your shopping includes some of those “scary” places in Chinatown to purchase those famous Louis Vitton, Prada, Coach, Kate Spade, etc. purses. You will certainly come back with some great stories!!! Oh, and NEVER pay what they are asking for. Negotiations rule!