Ryan and I spent the past 5 days in New York City. After booking our flight/hotel/dog sitter/etc. it dawned on us that NYC probably wasn't the best decision for a "we need to get away and relax" trip. Alas, what was done was done. We were off to the Big Apple! Nevertheless we are quite resourceful and decided that we would find our own R+R, even if we were staying on 47th and 7th (i.e. in the MIDDLE of Time Square). We spent our first full morning far uptown enjoying some peace and quite at The Cloisters.
Funny little side note: We asked our hotel what the best way to get there was and they didn't even know what we were talking about. How's that for traveling off the beaten path!?
Basically the perfect way to start the trip.