During our first day, we headed straight to Rockefeller Centre to nab tickets to "Top of the Rock". I should first explain that my idea of an ultimate weekend away is walking between bar to restaurant, bar to restaurant, and checking out a few neighbourhoods and shops along the way. PB can't imagine a weekend away unless it involves standing in huge crowds waiting to overpay for tourist attractions. So we compromise. Given that we'd both been to NYC before, and both had done a few of the necessary tourist visits, we agreed we could keep crowds of fanny pack wearing mid westerners to a minimum, but I consented to a few.
After rehydrating...we headed to MOMA where Target sponsors "free Friday nights", how cool is that? Can you even imagine how excited PB was that I found us a free activity? Every Friday night MOMA is open to the public free of charge. We could have spent a day there, but instead checked out some Monet, Frida and Picasso and then headed to Times Square to take in our show.
We decided to go with a play over a musical, because truth be told...and I know I'm going to hear ALL kinds of judgement on this, but I find the musicals a bit hokey sometimes. PB loves himself some show tunes, but I prefer a play. So we compromised and chose a comedy play, "Seminar" staring Alan Rickman. SNAPE!!! Funny, but not hilarious - but it was cool to see Alan Rickman live.
After Seminar - we went to Candle 79 - for what was the best meal of the trip (although to be fair....it was an almost impossible call...every single meal was amazing - thanks to my ridiculously extensive restaurant research and planning). While Candle 79 is vegan, trust us - anyone would find it absolutely amazing.
We followed dinner with a couple hours in the lobby bar at the ACE and then retired after a super full but awesome day.