If everything goes according to plan, John and I will be moving to Boston one month from tomorrow! If it doesn’t, we’ll be moving in a month and a half. Either way, our time in New York is quickly coming to an end.
There are so many things to do in this area – touristy and not so touristy – that we haven’t made time for. Once we knew for sure we would be leaving, we started working on a list of things to do before we go.
Our original plan was to do them throughout the year. Unfortunately, at this point time is flying by so fast that I don’t think we’ll be able to get to them all. This post should really be called “things I’d do in NY if I had enough time.” We should be able to manage at least a few though, especially with my parents coming to visit for graduation.
OUR NYC BUCKET LIST (in no particular order)
1. Go to the TODAY Show. We watch every morning and have for years. We just have to go at least once!
2. Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The classics. I went to the Statute of Liberty once when I was really little, but I don’t really remember, so it doesn’t really count.
3. Get tickets to the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. And go, obviously. I’ve heard this is practically impossible so it’s extremely unlikely to happen, but I’m a huge fan and would basically die if I got to see Jon Stewart in real life. *swoon*
4. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Another classic.
5. Take the dogs to Central Park. John has been wanting to do this basically since we moved here, so we have to make it happen.
6. See a Broadway show. The only reason I haven’t already seen lots of shows is that I’m cheap and John isn’t particularly interested. But I have to see at least one!
7. Visit Philadelphia. We’re so close, and I doubt we’ll ever be this close again. This is another one I don’t think we’ll be able to fit in at this point, but I really wanted to see the major historical sites.
8. Hike at Bear Mountain. Bear mountain state park is seriously 30 minutes from us and looks so beautiful. We actually tried to go once, but there was an accident or something and we were stuck in traffic for hours before giving up and turning around. I really want to get some hiking in ASAP so maybe after finals and before graduation we’ll get a morning hike in or something.
Questions: Are there big “things to do” where you live that you’ve still never done? New Yorkers, are you embarrassed for me that my list is so touristy?