Union Square is one of my favorite places in New York. It is only three subway stops away from my house and has so much to offer! It has a lovely park and farmers market, but I would be lying if I said that was my main draw. It also has great shopping and food! The surrounding blocks have almost all of the stores that I like to frequent: H&M, Anthropologie, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, LOFT, and DSW. Not to mention these fabulous home and/or craft stores: ABC Carpet and Home, Fishs Eddy, and Paper Presentation. And finally two great places to eat: Grey Dog Coffee and Pipa. Grey Dog is usually packed and a little pricey, but the food is delicious and it is a great place to grab lunch. Pipa is in the ABC Home building and is a fabulous tapas place. It has beautiful chandeliers hanging all over the restaurant (you can see it from our girls weekend here) and it is such a fun place to go for an evening out on the town. And do yourself a favor and order the sangria; it is delightful!
If you come in from out of town; I would say this is a must see area. And I would be more than happy to be your tour guide! :)
Mitch and I are headed to Charlottesville tomorrow night for a long weekend, and we could not be more excited! We are looking forward to a weekend of friends, fellowship and food! I will post all of the happenings next week!
**Picture from islandwoo.com.