We just got back from a short weekend trip to NYC! The city is so magical at Christmas time!  A few of y’all said you have trips coming up to New York in December so I thought it would be helpful to share a quick NYC travel guide.

top of the rock

1. Visit Top of the Rock

This is something I like to do every year! The views of the city are so incredible.  I recommend going early in the morning on a clear day.  Also, get your tickets online before so that you don’t have to wait in line when you get there!  We stopped for a Starbucks and saw the beautiful Rockefeller Christmas tree on the way!

2. Run in Central Park

If you are a runner, Central Park is one of the best places to train.  As most of you know I’m training for the Dallas half marathon next week and it is always fun to switch up the running path.  Central Park has a 6 mile loop that was perfect.  You pass the ice rink, carriage rides and get motivated next to other runners!  A lot of you asked what app I use for running, I love the fitness app that comes with the apple watch.  I have the series 2 38 mm watch and if you bring your phone while running, it will save all of the details of your run such as weather, incline and a map.

3. See the Rockettes

The Rockettes show really gets you in to the Holiday spirit! We went to dinner and then the 10pm show.

4. Dinner at Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar is a classic NYC restaurant – the perfect special date night spot. The Christmas decorations are so pretty and the location is great.

5. See all of the Holiday Window Displays

New York goes all out for there Holiday displays.  Cartier has the big bow, Saks does an incredible light display, Bergdorf and Barneys spend months planning their perfect windows.  It is so fun to walk around mid town and see the intricate details placed in every window.

krystal schlegel

rockefeller christmas tree nyc - NYC Travel guide

nyc rockettes tickets

rockettes tickets

monkey bar nyc

central park nyc

central park running trails

nyc half marathon training


Leave a Reply

  1. thanks for the recommendations! where is your fur from? also did you layer with a puffy vest?