Living Like a Tourist in NYC

It’s been a little under a week that my inlaws have been here and it has been fun enjoying the city with them. They are both very well traveled – from New Zealand, to the UK, Vietnam, Korea, Europe, and so many other places but never before have they been here! So though I have not been here forever, I used to visit often and now call New York home. So I have a few suggestions, and they have a few places that they want to see. Having them here is jazzing me up even more about this city.

How do you fall in love with your city all over again?

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday so we wanted to go somewhere very New York City that was also family friendly. We settled on Bubba Gump Shrimp Co in Times Square – with views to die for overlooking all the action and lights it doesn’t get anymore New York. Check out the photo I took from our table. Stunning, eh? I go to Times Square just enough that it hasn’t yet got boring or over the top for me. It’s amazing every time!

I’ll tell you more about Bubba Gump Shrimp Co next week for the Mama goes BAM first ever Travel Tuesday Pic Tip (#TTPT).

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12 Responses to Living Like a Tourist in NYC
  1. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family
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    May 26, 2012 | 4:34 am

    Count me in!
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  2. Mary Dailey
    May 26, 2012 | 9:32 pm

    I would love to go to NYC at least once! If nothing else, to try out some of the international cuisine.

  3. Kathleen
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    May 27, 2012 | 11:54 pm

    Wow that is busy! I’ve never been to NYC and I don’t know if I would ever go by myself, I’d be LOST!
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  4. Brn2lisn
    May 28, 2012 | 6:38 pm

    I love NYC – have been there a handful of times – and there always something new and different to experience

  5. […] As I mentioned last week, we headed into Times Square for my husband’s birthday. Their are many many options of family friendly places to have a meal, but not all have the combination of good food and an incredible view overlooking Times Square. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is affordable and does have that ‘only in New York’ top down view of Times Square (don’t believe me, check out the photo I took from our table!). […]

  6. Aura
    May 29, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    I live in brooklyn and my friends think I’m crazy that I would rather spend a long weekend with my dh in the city rather than flying somewhere. Theres so much to do in the city and the hotels are beautiful.

  7. Maggie C
    May 30, 2012 | 10:41 am

    I live just outside the city but haven’t done touristy stuff since I was in high school. I have friends coming from Texas in June and we’re going sight-seeing! It’s cool that you got to re-experience NYC through your in-laws. :)
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  8. Sarah Coulsey
    May 30, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    I love NYC and Times Square. I have walked by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co 1000+ times, and have wanted to eat there, but never get the chance. Times Square is so pretty. The Disney Store is my favorite shop!!! You can get some awesome deals there!!! As for my home town (Greenfield, MA) it is just a place to me. I have never really felt like it was home. Sad, but true.
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  9. Johanna @ Mama Chocolate
    May 31, 2012 | 1:48 am

    Someday I’m gonna make it to NYC. 😉
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    ive never lived in ny but have passed through, how do you do it, it looks so crazy and wild

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