We had such a fun weekend celebrating my girlfriend Bachelorette in NYC! There were 19 of us so the maid of honor had a lot on her plate but she did such a great job planning everything and made it all go as smooth as possible! If you are planning a weekend in the city with a small or large group I am sharing where we stayed, what we did and the outfits I wore!
Travel To NYC
We took the train to from Baltimore Penn Station to NYC and it was such a great way to get there! Only took us two hours and round trip cost about $80 (we purchased our round trip tickets pretty far in advance). We brought snacks and drinks for the ride and hung out the whole time, it was so nice not to have to worry about driving, parking and all of that! The train is really comfortable and clean which we were all happy about! Below is my travel look with links to purchase! Love this pink tunic, it is so comfy and affordable! I just added some leggings and these amazing black sneakers that are only $36. They fit TTS and feel like socks! I tied my denim jacket around my waist so I could fit more in my bag and brought my Kate Spade backpack!
Arrival & Accommodations
Once we got to NYC we took a short cab ride to our hotel, Dream Downtown. It was so beautiful and in the perfect location to be able to walk around and explore! They also had the most amazing rooftop bar with views of the whole city! We were up there for happy hour and after dinner and loved that it was right where we were staying. I saw Cuba Gooding Jr up there and got pretty star struck! The rooms were super unique and so beautiful which was really cool! The suite that some of the girls stayed in with the bride had amazing views and was a little larger which was perfect for all of us to gather in before we went places!
After we got settled in we all got ready for dinner, our bachelorette wore white and we all wore black which was so much fun! We had a reservation at Valbella and they did such an amazing job accommodating such a large group of people! We got a private room with a large oval table so we all could see each other and enjoy the night! We had a set menu and an open bar for a flat fee which made it super easy. They brought us in a stereo to play music from our phones and we had impeccable service from the staff!
I wore a black bodysuit with sheer sleeves with black pants and kitten heels, it was the perfect look for NYC and the all-black theme we were going for! CLICK HERE for the bodysuit I ordered (I cannot link it to liketoknow.it) but below I linked this look along with a super similar bodysuit I found that is even more affordable than the one I got!
On Saturday we went to brunch at Anejo in Hells Kitchen and it was another amazing restaurant! We got a long table and had another set menu and they brought out lots of food that we all got to share and enjoy together along with some mimosas, bloody Marias and sangria! After brunch we all went and walked the Highline, it is an old train track that is now a walking path through the city. It was pretty crowded and the views were not as amazing as I was expecting but it was a nice way to get back closer to our hotel without having to take cabs and do a little bit of sightseeing since it was such a beautiful day! Once we got off the path we went to a few different bars and got some refreshments!
My hat is only $16 and comes in lots of colors, such a great spring wardrobe addition. My striped tee shirt is under $40 and fits TTS, it is a little cropped so looks so cute with high waisted jeans or jean shorts. I borrowed the chambray top from my bestie just in case I got cold, it is on sale and comes in a darker wash as well. I sized down in these jeans and love them! Links to the whole look are below!
We then headed back to the hotel rooftop and ordered some pizzas and had some bachelorette festivities before heading out to something called Drunk Shakespeare. We all were curious as to what it was but it was recommended to one of our girlfriends because they said it was so good! It was in a room where the stage was in the middle and the seating is all around in a rectangle on different levels, they had drinks and food with servers which was great! We all LOVED it, right from the beginning to the end we were laughing SO hard and had a blast. The actors were so amazing and it seemed to be a mix of improv and a scripted show. They drank, sang, made jokes, ran around and mixed Shakespeare with some pop culture and political news which was so good. I highly recommend the show to anyone that is going to NYC, we were the largest group they have ever had but there were also couples and small groups of friends there too! I did not get a picture of my outfit but I linked it below! Loved the whole look so much, I sized up in both the top and the jacket!
The last day in NYC our train was not until 2 pm so we did some exploring in Chelsea Market which was right across the street from our hotel! It is such a beautiful market with so much to do, we got bagels and coffee then went into the most beautiful two story Anthropology I have ever been to! They also had a little flea market which was so cool to see all the local vendors and so many amazing food options! Every corner is Instagram worthy and I am so happy we took the time to walk around and enjoy!
We also did some shopping in our area! All of our favorite stores were super close to our hotel like Madewell, Tory Burch, All Saints, Vince, etc. It was really nice to be able to take in the city before we had to leave to go home! Keep scrolling to see all the pretty shots I got!
We had such a fun weekend and I cannot wait to plan another visit to NYC! What are some of your favorite things to do in the city?! Let me know below so I can try them out when I am there next!