After the show the crowds were getting insane because of the tree lighting scheduled to take place later that evening. We decided to make our way over to the "Top of the Rock" entrance and wondered if the line there would be insane, but it wasn't. Everyone was outside in line waiting for the big event. The Top of the Rock was a lot of fun! We chose this because it was closer to us than the Empire State Building, and gave us a nice view of the building.
The only disappointing part of our day was finding the NBC store closed. This is one place Heath really wanted to visit. He's a big Conan O'Brien fan and he used to take a lot of his guests down there when he was in NYC doing the late late show. After we made our way through the enormous crowds around Rockefeller plaza, we started walking towards the direction of our pick-up location. We found Time's Square by accident actually, and it was already dark which made our experience there much more cool with all the lights.
We went to the M&M store and found some cute gifts for the girls. We had already found a gift for our son back at the NBA store earlier in the day. We ate dinner at Planet Hollywood on Time's Square. It was a fun place. After dinner it was starting to get chilly and beginning to lightly rain, so we found a Starbucks (which are on every city block or so it seemed) to help warm us up before we hopped back on our bus to take us home.
New York city was not the crazy, scary place I thought it was going to be. I can't wait to go back and see a Broadway show. We also want to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with our children one day soon.
Click the play button below to see a few of the photos we took while in NYC.