A New York Christmas Itinerary 2021

Christmas in New York has been an absolute DREAM of mine since I can remember.

This year we wanted to do a little something special and visit the city for a weekend of holiday events. We love taking trips and this was one we knew we have been wanting to do for a long time. Not to mention we are way overdue for a little mini vacation away from home.

Take a peek into our three-day weekend for a New York Christmas!


Minimal rest and check-in day. 

We live about 4.5 hours from the city so we took advantage of the travel up North and visited an authentic Guatemalan restaurant in my hometown called La Parrilla. I was born in New Jersey and the authentic food options up there are incredible - we get none of that in Maryland lol.

After lunch, we made great time, arriving 15 minutes before check-in time at our hotel. We stayed at a hotel only 15 minutes outside of the city! This was probably the best decision we made lol.

We decided to go into the city for a bit so after a long day of travel, we rested for about two hours and then began getting ready to make our way into Times Square. We took the shuttle bus into Times Square (only costs $3.50 per adult each way, what a steal!) and I felt at home again. If you know me, you know the special place NY holds in my heart. 

Sebastian was amazed! All the lights kept him so entertained and he loved every minute of it. 

We walked around, went to HM for some shopping and ended the day going back to the hotel around 8pm (we're such parents lol). By 9pm, we were in bed ready to fall asleep.


This is where the fun begins! 

Something about a rainy morning in New York <3

We made our way into the city for breakfast on W 58th and 6th Ave at Jams at 9am. 

I ordered the cinnamon apple brioche french toast (delishhh!) and Anthony got the fried chicken sandwich (also suuuper yum). Price point was a little more than expected but we had a wonderful experience. Also because we miiiight have ordered some mimosas lol

Post brekie, the sun finally came out and  we made our way to the nintendo store which was a complete fail due to the longest line I have EVER seenInstead, we made our way to the iconic parts of New York; Radio City, the Rockefeller Tree and 5th Ave. The holiday spirit was everywhere and so were thousands of people visiting New York for Christmas. I now understand the magic that this city holds and I was already planning in my head when I want to go back. 

Hundreds of steps later, we made our way back to Port Authority to take the bus back to the hotel. 

We relaxed for the rest of the night. zzzz


The Sunday scaries and blues were absolutely real.

New York woke up with the windiest and coldest day of our trip so we had to rethink our plans. We did not want to get Sebastian sick so we took it easy in the morning. We drove into the city early morning and visited the stunning and beautiful, SoHo. It was our first time in the area and I was in a pinch me moment - I could not believe I was finally at the place I have always wanted to visit. 

TIP: get to SoHo early for the best, non-tourist, pictures

After taking a bit of content and walking around, we made our way to a Peruvian restaurant for us to try out in Jersey City for breakfast.

We made it home around 4:30pm so that we can rest & recharge to start the new week!

This trip was sooooo good to us, we absolutely loved it. It was much needed and we already have our next New York trip planned haha. Manifesting for more traveling and memories like this trip in 2022 <3

wishing you all a wonderful holiday season! xx, gaby


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