New York City for vacation? Yup, that’s my favorite thing to do! We jam packed so much into the 5 days we were there, just like the city, we were going all the time. The trip was planned around BloggerBash (more on that later), and then we tacked on a few days on either side to explore the city and so I could check out some of the boutique fitness classes, Barry’s BootCamp and SoulCycle were on my list.
Surprisingly New York City was fairly inexpensive city when it came to finding fun active things to do! Did you know that you can rent a boat – just like in the movies – in Central Park for only $15/hr? That’s cheaper than any boutique fitness class around – plus you get a real rowing workout, soak up some sunshine and get to tour the park lake. We also found a bike rental place that had $15.99/bike for around 8 hours. Not to mention, the must-do walk/run/hike around Central Park. We relied on the subway and walking to get us everywhere we needed to go which saved us tons of money – we paid $30 for a 7 day unlimited Metro card and it was well worth it.
The most expensive thing we did was eat. The restaurant prices weren’t any more expensive than at home however, we’re just not used to dining out. I did pack a large stash of protein bars and my BCAA’s so I mostly had that for breakfast and would add some fresh fruit from one of the fruit stands on the sidewalk. If your hotel has a fridge you could easily stop at Whole Foods or TraderJoe’s and stock up your mini fridge to save a little money.
I’ve made it a goal to try and walk or ride my bike more around our neighbourhood at home for things like a trip to the grocery store or the bank. It is often just as quick and you get a little sunshine – before we know it the snow will return.
I’ll update on Barry’s Boot Camp and SoulCycle later – right now I’ve got a workout to get to!