midtown & the met
NYC is a city known for it's diverse food so when it came to choosing restaurants we made sure to do some research on the best spots. We heard of an amazing brunch spot close to our hotel called "The Smith" and decided try it out. (There are a couple different Smith restaurant locations in NYC we went to the one in Midtown) We explored on our way to the restaurant and soaked in the beautiful sunny weather. We arrived and there was a little bit of a wait so in the meantime we took a couple photos as you can see above. :) When we got to our table we ordered some Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. I'm not a fan of Bloody Mary's but apparently they tasted great. I'm so mad at myself for not getting enough food pictures..we were so hungry the food was gone in a flash! I ordered the "BLT+E Sandwich" and Derek ordered "Steak & Eggs" both pictured above. Chelsey ordered the "Eggs Benedict" and Jared ordered the "Breakfast Pot Pie". We all really enjoyed our food, there wasn't anything we didn't like! Definitely hit up The Smith when you visit NYC!
After fueling up for the day we headed out to find the subway and attempt to navigate our way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on fifth avenue. The subway really isn't as daunting as you'd think, the hardest part was actually making sure we were on the right side of the subway going in the correct direction. What we didn't expect was how jam packed it would be on the subway...we literally had to pile in the crowded car and hold on for dear life as the subway moved. Let's just say..make sure you bring your hand sanitizer!
We arrived at The Met and this museum runs on donations, so there isn't a set fee that you pay when you enter. The average donation is about $25, so it's up to you what you decide to pay. This museum is so large that you could spend the whole day there. We made our way to the Egyptian Art section first and worked our way around to the Greek & Roman Art, Africa, Modern & Contemporary Art, European, Medieval Art, American, Arts & Armor and back to the beginning. There's so much to see and it's all so amazing! This museum is a must-see when visiting NYC.