Of all the states in the Union, New York is one of the most-dreamed about getaway spots for any girlfriend get-together. From Lady Liberty to the Twin Towers to the rolling farmlands of the upstate areas, New York is truly an adventure to explore.
Since you most likely will at some point arrive in the capitol city on your New York girls getaway, it is only fitting to start there. Right off the bat, every tourist that visits the city should pay their respects to the National September 11 Memorial that sits where the Twin Towers once stood. If you are visualizing a small memorial near a pile of rubble, think again. Over a decade after the attacks, a lovely park and disappearing pool now grace the location. A museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012. Since its opening, the park has seen over 1 million visitors.
Another super-fun, relatively inexpensive activity that you and the girlfriends should all do is head down to Times Square and enjoy together your own old-fashioned hot dogs. This timeless Times Square tradition will bring a smile to your face and delight to your taste buds. Be sure to whip out a camera or two and record the moment.
If you do not mind the lines, Lady Liberty is another sight to behold. If you can make it up to her newly-opened crown, you will be able to see one of the most beautiful panoramas of the harbor and New York City proper. Here is a very important tip: use coupons to buy tickets in advance. While you will still be standing in lines, having your tickets in-hand or already ordered will save you lots of valuable time. The boat rides also are lots of fun.
It should be a given for any girlfriends getaway in New York should not focus on waistlines and calories. For if you do, you will almost certainly miss a bit of delight in the form of one of New York’s famous cupcakes. Here are a couple of bakeries that you will not want to miss. Cupcake Cafe is perhaps one of the city’s finest. With seven different cupcake flavors and an immense array of frostings, it is difficult to not find a combination to suit your palate. Sweet Revenge is the perfect place for you and the girlfriends–in addition to their cupcakes, this sweet shop also offers a wine and beer bar, too. Lastly, check out the Crumbs Bakery. In case you do not know which tasty cupcake to try, take advantage of their delightful little “Taste” sized cupcakes.
After a fun day exploring some of the city’s most well-known tourist spots, head to a quiet cupcake corner. Enjoy every minute of delectable cupcake feasting and finger-licking. Any girlfriend getaway that combines these two ingredients–adventure and cupcakes–is bound to be a success.