This summer I visited New York City for the first time ever. As someone who was obsessed with reality tv and fashion, I have always dreamed about going to New York City and luckily enough for me my boyfriend moved there after college! I only had a weekend to spend here since I was interning in Washington, D.C. Monday through Friday. I bought a super cheap bus ticket and embarked on a 6 hour bus ride. I’ve braved several Serbian busses traveling on unmarked roads so I wasn’t too stressed about this one.
For my inaugural trip to the city, I really wanted to be as touristy as possible (without buying an I ❤️ New York shirt) and I wanted to capture it all using a disposable camera. And YES, they still sell disposable cameras and you can get the film developed at CVS or Walgreens.
We started out our next day with a trip to the beach. The Airbnb we stayed at was in Coney Island just a few blocks from the beach and had an amazing view of the city. Coney Island definitely isn’t a pristine resort town but it’s great for a getaway from all of the hustle and bustle in the city. I love using Airbnb when I travel because you get to pretend that you’re a local for a few days. (For $40 off your first Airbnb purchase click here).
As I’m writing this I’m getting ready to go to New York again for a week before flying to Paris! Let me know if you have any coffee shop recommendations in NYC before may tastebuds are spoiled from drinking fancy European coffee everyday 🙂