My Summer in New York City

In the summer of 2013, I was able to spend time with my family in New York. My favorite parts of the whole trip were walking around New York City, and getting to be up close with the Statue of Liberty. While roaming through the streets I was able to capture pictures of the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower. Below are the photos I took of these popular skyscrapers.

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After strolling through the city, we were excited to buy tickets to see the Statue of Liberty. Boating out to the island where the famous monument was located, you were able to witness an amazing view of the city behind us. Below is a picture I took of the city once we started heading toward the Statue of Liberty by boat.


Once we reached the island we were not only able to take pictures of the statue, but we were able to go up the stairs of the Statue of Liberty to get a better look. The island also had a museum and a shop to get numerous souvenirs. Below is a picture of me in front of the Statue of Liberty.


New York and New York City are definitely places I believe everyone should visit at least once in their life. I cannot wait till December when I will be flying out to New York once again to see my family and make new memories.

Here is a link to check out if you want to know more about the Statue of Liberty and what to do for fun in New York City:

All photos belong to Alyssa Lopez.


3 thoughts on “My Summer in New York City

  1. I grew up in New York, so I can relate to a lot of what you’re saying. I lived upstate, but I went to the city plenty of times. Every time it felt like a brand new experience. Whether it was visiting Times Square, going to a Mets game, or just eating, the city is never boring. I think you make a good point that everyone should visit New York City if they get the chance. I think you’ll find that each time you go, you’ll enjoy it more and more. I guess that’s why they call it the “city that never sleeps”.


  2. Sounds like you had a great time and were able to see a lot while in the City! I also took my first trip to New York City with my family in the christmas of 2012. It was absolutely beautiful during the christmas season, however growing up in Florida the cold weather was a complete shock for me! After that I appreciated our year round warm weather much more. Despite the cold we also were able to view the statue of liberty, and the 911 memorial. We also were able to get tickets to see the Rocketts on christmas day. It was a great first experience of New York City and I’ve actually gone back a few times since then!


  3. New York was one of my most favorite places I have been able to visit, it’s tied for first with California. I think it’s pretty cool that you were able to get relatively close to the Statue of Liberty. When I went on my tour, we could barely see it and I felt like I was robbed of an experience. My favorite part had to be the Times Square area. It is a prime example of why NY gets the nickname of “The City That Never Sleeps.” It was three in the morning when I went to go get McDonald’s and the streets were just as busy as they were during the day time and businesses were still open, definitely was an awesome experience.


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