When Jon and I discussed how we wanted to travel, we had to compromise with Jon’s usually frugal ways and my attitude of we only live once. In other words, I want to do everything and anything in the event that I never make it back somewhere.
A city like New York City is super difficult to do everything all at once, so we chose 4 things to add to our “bucket list”. These are tourist things that we feel if you go to NYC, you have to do these things.
1. The Empire State building
2. Go to the Statue of Liberty
3. Ellis Island so Jon could find his mom and family’s names
4. See friends
We were staying with my old college roommate, Erin, who lives on Long Island, so we definitely wanted to see places on Long Island as well. There is a great state park only about fifteen minutes from Erin’s apartment and we immediately took advantage of the proximity.