We meant to post this sooner, but better late than never, right? ;) Those of you who follow us on Instagram may have seen that we recently traveled to New York and St. Thomas with our family! It was such a fun trip, and we thought we'd share some of our favorite pictures as well as where we stayed, favorite restaurants, and some of our favorite things we did/saw!
The first part of our trip was spent in New York. Most flights from San Diego (where part of our family was coming from) and Salt Lake City don't fly directly to St. Thomas, so we decided it would be fun to spend a few days in NY, since we had to make a stop on that side of the country anyways. We spent three days there, which we thought was the perfect amount of time. And we definitely made the most out of the time we had. We visited all of the famous and monumental sites, experienced the underground subway system (probably more times than we would have liked - it's so hot and muggy down there this time of year), ate at least one slice of NY pizza per day, did a LOT of walking, rode bikes through Central Park, and saw Wicked on Broadway.
We stayed at the JW Marriott which was such a great hotel! The location was unbeatable - right across the street from Central Park, and just a few blocks away from Times Square. Our rooms had the most gorgeous view of Central Park and the New York cityscape (insert heart eyes!!). There was also a little French bakery right around the corner called Petrossian Cafe. Our dad went over early every morning and brought back the yummiest croissants + fruit for us to eat - the chocolate, almond and apricot croissants were to DIE for. And there was a 24 hour pizza joint on the other side of the hotel, which we were obviously all about. We had a blast in New York!
View from the JW Marriot
From NY we flew to St. Thomas. The three of us had been on a Caribbean cruise before, but had never explored St. Thomas until now. It was amazing! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Resort (we know, how lucky are we?!) which was so perfect. We had a three bedroom house where we all stayed together that was basically right on the beach. The resort had all kinds of water sports available to use, so we took advantage of that each day we were there. Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing, and sailing. We also visited some amazing beaches that are famous for their snorkeling spots. Linguist Beach and Magens Bay were UNREAL. White sand. Turquoise blue water. Just so beautiful. Then on our last day we chartered a boat that took us to some of the best beaches and snorkeling areas on St. John. I think we all agreed that this was our favorite part of the trip. We went to Cinnamon Beach, and Trunk Bay which were both just so gorgeous. Then we finished off the day at Christmas Cove. We saw TONS of sea turtles here. Christmas Cove also has a dive up pizza boat where you can order pizza, then pull your boat up and eat it right out on the water. And it was delish! Such a cool idea. Pictures below plus a little video Sidney put together from our trip.
Iggies restaurant in St. Thomas! Good food and such a fun atmosphere.
Snorkeling in St. John!
Truck Bay on St. John
White sand beaches in our Triangl Swimwear
Our last morning in St. Thomas we had brunch at Mafolie Hotel & Restaurant with this amazing view.
And to top of an amazing vacation...Paige and her husband announced to the family that they will be welcoming in a BABY BOY in January 2015!! Get ready for some maternity posts coming to the blog in the months to come! ;)
We hope this was helpful if you're ever traveling to New York or St. Thomas! Check out the short video with some highlights from our trip, as well as some of our outfit details below!