Dreamy Wishlist For Another Future Trip To New York

one world trade centre view

There’s no hiding the fact that I am a little bit obsessed with New York, everything about the city makes me smile like a crazy person. I created a wishlist for my last trip to New York and managed to tick off every single thing on my trip last summer so now I’m creating another wishlist.

If I manage to head to New York over a New Year period there’s a chance I may be able to cross off almost everything on my wishlist, sports schedules permitting. But I’d also love to see the city in Spring time as I expect Central Park would be beautiful around then and then Coney Island would be open. I’ve been in July, August, September, and October so all during the summer/ early autumn month’s so it would be nice to round off all the seasons.

Here’s my latest wish list for New York, although scarily a lot are food related:

Do a tour of Radio City Music Hall

Last year I did a tour of Madison Square Gardens and it was really interesting so next time I’d like to do the same at Radio Rock City which is where a lot of TV shows such as Jimmy Fallon are filmed. You can get tickets to be in the audience of shows like that so if I had a chance I’d definitely register for tickets as I think the show is hilarious.

See the Rockettes

The Rockettes play a Christmas and New York spectacular show every year at Radio City Music Hall and going to see the show is quite integral in a few seasonal movies I’ve seen so I’d love to catch a performance sometime between Christmas and New Year to stay in the festive mood.

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Get a Sprinkles cupcake from the ATM machine

Considering how many times I’ve been to NY I am annoyed that I’ve never used the amazing cupcake ATM machine, it’s just so annoying being all the way up by Central Park. Basically, it works like an actual ATM and you pay by card and order a cupcake from a machine. Now I know what you’re thinking and yes they’re all freshly baked, plus I love Sprinkles cupcakes, especially the Red Velvet.

Explore the Intrepid

This was the one thing I’d planned to do last year but never got round to. It’s a Sea, Air, and Space museum surrounding the aircraft carrier Intrepid which is a National Historical Landmark. You can see original artifacts and watch footage of the amazing carrier which fought in World War II, survived kamikaze and torpedo attacks and served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960’s. It was decommissioned in 1974 and sits proudly on the Hudson River.

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Catch an Ice Hockey or Basketball match at Madison Square Gardens

Both seasons run from around October to March/ April and I would love to see one or both of these sports as last year I saw Baseball and it was boring so I want to see something faster paced with a definitive time of play. The way the Ice Hockey court is done at MSG intrigues me as it’s made at the start of the season and when other events happen such as concerts/ basketball etc they put a covering over it to protect it and the ice stays underneath which I think is awesome.

Eat at the Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant

This is a themed restaurant pretty much like what Titus works at during the first season of Kimmy Schmidt for any fans out there. If you haven’t seen the Netflix show then it’s designed as a haunted restaurant with spooky props, live entertainment and special effects around you as you dine. Now I know there would be things which make me jump but I think it would be well worth it for the experience, plus the food is meant to be really good.

Get a snack from Cookie Do

Cookie Do serve cookie dough in a whole host of flavours and as a massive fan of cookie dough, this seems like an obvious choice to visit, especially as they do a Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle flavour which is pretty much making me salivate just looking at the menu.

rockafeller at night

See the Rockafella Christmas Tree

One of the main festival things I want to do is see the Rockafella Christmas Tree, I know it stays just up until early January so a New Year trip would totally work out for this. The tree is such an iconic festival image and you can’t watch a festive movie in New York without an image of it taking over your screen, it’s one of those bucket list things I’d love to see.

Watch The Ball Drop in Times Square for New Year

Of course, if you’re in New York for the new year you can’t not be a tourist and head super early to Time Square ready to see the ball drop. Now I’d expect it to be an anti climax, and I’d expect to not be able to see much but just to experience it would be amazing.

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Have Mac and Cheese at The Smith Restaurant

I did a lot of research around my trip last year on food – check out my food diaries here – and there were just too many places I wanted to eat at so I couldn’t do them all. The Smith Restaurant is somewhere I really want to go to for lunch as their mac and cheese looks amazing and anyone who knows me will understand my obsession.

Go to Coney Island

Coney Island hasn’t really been on my radar but after seeing some beautiful photos I know it’s somewhere I need to head. It’s in South Brooklyn so it’s a little far out but there is a beach and Luna Park which is an amusement park with rides and games and something completely different from the conventional feeling of New York City. This is one place I know I won’t be able to see during the festive season as it’s only open April- October, but a definite for the Spring time.

Head to Tipsy Scoop

Yes that’s right I’m ending on another foodie based item and that’s Tipsy Scoop an alcoholic ice-cream parlour because why not. They make some awesome sounding flavours including spiked mint chocolate chip and cake batter vodka martini, and it’s the kind of thing which just strikes me as real unique.

August 24, 2017
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24 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    What a great list of things you want to do I totally want to try the cupcake ATM myself.

    August 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Jaymee (@_TheMumDiaries)

    I would love to visit New York it is on my bucket list of places to visit before i die. The atmosphere just looks as though it would be amazing!

    August 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Patrick

    I hope you get a chance to see a football game,there are schools in the city that do play like Wagner,Colgate or even Army which is at West Point on the Hudson.

    August 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply shelley

    This post makes me wanna go so badly; I am planning a USA roundtrip and New York is number 1 on the list! Let’s all hope it works out for maybe next year! x

    August 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply five little doves

    That sounds like it would be the perfect trip! I have never been to new York but I would love to one day!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Cupcake ATM!?! How have I not heard of that before? Sounds amazing.

    August 24, 2017 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    Now that is what I call mac and cheese, damn it looks epic. I am not surprised that you are in love with New York , I really want to go! x

    August 24, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    I’m hoping to get to New York one day… I’ve been up the west coast, so I’d love to see the east coast as well.

    August 25, 2017 at 7:00 am
  • Reply lisa prince

    ok you go me at the mac and cheese wow what a place , i always wanted to visit new york

    August 25, 2017 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Jenny

    I think we need a cupcake ATM in London!

    August 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Carla

    I would love to visit there. We should definitely have cupcake atm’ s here!

    August 25, 2017 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    A cupcake ATM? Are you serious! How amazing! Haha. These are fantastic things to tick of your wishlist, I hope you manage to achieve them one day! x

    August 25, 2017 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    Who wouldn’t want to go to New York?! The big apple. I’d love to see a basketball game or a hockey game at Madison Square Garden.

    August 25, 2017 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    What brilliant tips. It’s been years since I was last in New York and I would love to go back and explore some more.

    August 26, 2017 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I absolutely LOVE New York and hoping to visit again soon. There is so much to do and see, Coney Island is on my list!

    August 26, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    I would love to visit New York – that Mac and Cheese looks delicious!! Kaz x

    August 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Laura H

    Omg I had no idea about the cupcake Atm!!!! My boyfriend is currently in America and going to NYC in a few days so I’ll tell him to check it out!

    August 27, 2017 at 5:51 am
  • Reply Helen

    These all sound really unique things and (other than the cupcake ATM) things people might not think of doing. Going to New York has been on my wishlist for the longest time.

    August 27, 2017 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Dannii

    I really want to go back to New York at Christmas time and go ice skating at Rockefeller. I have only ever been to New York in summer.

    August 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    My folks saw the Rockettes two years ago and it was an amazing Christmas show. The Foyer is amazing with large chandeliers and arched staircases! You’d love it x

    August 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Good list. I watched a ice hockey match at Madison Square Gardens when I visited New York and it was amazing! 🙂

    August 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Whatlauraloves

    I’d love to go to New York and despite being dairy intolerant, if I went I’d definitely have the mac and cheese!! xxx

    August 29, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Eileen Cotter Wright

    Oooh man that mac n cheese looks worth the trip to NYC on its own!!

    August 29, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Debbie Nicholas

    What a fab list!! I really want to try the cupcake ATM too!

    August 30, 2017 at 9:01 am
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