Happy Birthday to me!!! On May 12th I turned 19. Here's how I celebrated!
Michelle and I have always talked about going on a road trip together. We always thought NYC would be fun, and it's not too far away from where we both used to live. Our favorite artist announced a show in NYC, scheduled on my birthday! I can't express how perfect that was. So, she drove the 16 hours from her state to go to the city with me!!
We ended up missing most of the concert, but we made it eventually and it was awesome!
After the concert we went to grab some food. We had an AMAZING margherita pizza- so fresh!
We stayed at the most charming hotel, Hotel Giraffe, which is on Park Ave. in lower Manhattan. It was a beautiful hotel, I'm so glad I found it! I'm definitely going to stay here again when I'm back in the city. The staff was genuinely friendly and they always had a huge smile on their face.
Some other perks:
Free snacks/wine & cheese hours
Free bottled water
Booking age is 18+!!!
One other note: Check out is at 1PM, which is completely amazing.. we didn't want to carry our bags around all day after we checked out so they stored them for us while we explored! It's great that they offer that service even after you check out.
With nothing else planned the day after the concert, we went everywhere!!
The Statue of Liberty....
"If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere" -Frank Sinatra
More pics of my trip!
Here's to being 19!! I'm so excited to see what this year of life brings me to!
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