With a couple of days off we decided to head to to NYC for some serious museum time.

Where we stayed

For this outing we considered several Marriotts, the top three were the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/ Midtown East, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/ Central Park and the Moxy Chelsea.

We ended up at the Newest Marriott in Chelsea. The Moxy doesn’t make much sense from a points perspective since you can book a night for under $300 or use 35K points. I honestly did not care since I’m dumping all my Marriott points. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and professional. The hotel is designed for Millennials, however it also seems to attract others interested in a great location, and a good price by NYC standards. It’s worth pointing out that the rooms are small and the hotel would not make sense as a place where you would spend much time beyond sleeping. Its lack of features is one of its main selling points.

What we did

We headed to the American Museum of Natural History.

The next day was all about the MoMA.

Where we ate

We had a quick lunch at Andy’s. I don’t remember who had recommended this establishment, but I won’t forget this is where I had the worst Ruben that I have ever had. The good thing is that this lunch was the low point of the trip.

For dinner we headed to Lombardi’s and had one of the best pizzas in recent memory. I always tell people any NYC pizza beats any city’s top offering, but Lombardi’s served us one of the best Margaritas ever! This pie was truly as good as it gets.

We also had a great breakfast at Feroce restaurant right next to the hotel’s entrance.

For lunch before returning home we followed Yelp’s advice and tried Riko Peruvian Cuisine. The family combo was quite good. We are just so used to great Peruvian food from our friends that most restaurants have to work hard to beat our expectations.

We might return to the City before the year it’s over. NYC is at its very best during the holidays.

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