After we checked into our hotel, we took a walk through Times Square. There were so many bright lights and screens, tall buildings and LOTS of people!! After dinner and a long day, we were all ready for bed!
The next morning, we rode an underground train called the subway. Many people in NYC don't have cars and use the subway to get from place to place. The subway took us down to the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial. We learned about the significance of the Memorial, and couldn't believe how high the World Trade Center buildings went to the sky. Afterwards, we walked to a park overlooking the water to view the Statue of Liberty.
On Saturday, we went to Rockefeller Center. We saw a giant Christmas tree and an ice skating rink. Some of the group went ice skating for the first time! After some shopping at the Lego and American Girl stores, I went back to the hotel while everyone else saw The Gazillion Bubble Show. We didn't want me to get messy from all the bubbles!
On our last day, we went to Central Park. It's a huge park right in the middle of the city. After enjoying hot chocolates, we walked around the park and saw lots of trees, big rocks, playgrounds and horse carriages. Charlotte picked out a Statue of Liberty figure for me to keep as a memory from my trip. Everyone was sad to say goodbye, but we had so much fun visiting New York City!