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Girls Weekend in New York City

Weekend getaway in New York City to attend Bravocon and check out some great restaurants.

by jessicak12About Me:30-something marketer living in Chicago. Works to travel and shop. Lover of music, pop culture, and Diet Coke. read more

North AmericaUnited States2 days / October 2022

Highs & Lows

The pasta at Bar Pitti did not disappoint!

Not being able to get a reservation at Carbone.

Itinerary Overview

We flew into Hartford, CT then took the train from Hartford to NYC. We stayed in Times Square which was near the Javits Center where Bravocon was hosted. We still had time to explore Brooklyn and check out some great restaurants along the way.

  • Day trip: Hartford
    Meeting my friend and briefly exploring the city.
  • 2 Nights: New York
    Bravocon, good eats, and girl time!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have loved to stay longer on Sunday to try and explore the city a bit more!

  • How was the food?

    Bar Pitti and Pastis were excellent!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    I would recommend booking restaurant reservations ahead of time to ensure you can get into the spots you want. The city is very walkable so definitely plan on bringing comfortable shoes!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Get a Metra card upon arrival as it's super easy to get around on the subway. Don't waste your time with Uber or Lyft, as they're pretty expensive here compared to other big cities.


  • Hyatt Place New York City / Times Square at 350 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018. Great location but extremely tiny rooms. The room had a king bed and a couch which took up a majority of the room. I would only recommend staying here if you aren't planning to be in the room often.