So, where did we go?
- Orlando, Florida
First stop was the east coast, and a massive eight days of theme parks!! I love Disney, Harry Potter and rollercoasters, so Orlando was an obvious choice for me! We stayed at a Disney hotel, which made everything so easy as they have buses to take you to every Disney theme park (there's six of them!). Being a Harry Potter fanatic I loved Universal Islands of Adventure as I got myself a wand and drank butterbeer (yes I'm crazy!).
- Washington DC
We were lucky enough to be in Washington on the 4th of July so we got to see a parade and a fantastic firework display over the Washington Monument. I really enjoyed the short two days we spent there as there was so many great historical things to see.
- Baltimore and Philadelphia
We drove from Washington to New York and along the way we dropped into Baltimore and stayed in Philadelphia for one night. I love Ace of Cakes the tv show, so we stopped into Charm City Cakes in Baltimore which was amazing! I thought Philadelphia was a gorgeous city, even though we were only there briefly. We had Philly cheesesteak too and I could definitely get used to eating them often!
An amazing 10 days was spent in New York and I fell in love for sure. We did all the touristy things including seeing a Broadway show, Staten Island ferry, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza and Times Square. We walked the Brooklyn bridge and had a delicious pizza at Grimaldi's and got the ferry to Hoboken and got sweets at Carlo's Bakery (from Cake Boss). My grandfather was born in New York, so we went to see where he lived and where his parents were married. I enjoyed every single minute in New York, whether it was riding bikes around Central Park or trying the many burger joints.
- Las Vegas, Nevada
Of course if we were going to head all the way to America we had to check out Vegas. We stayed at the Bellagio and it was so beautiful! It is in the perfect position on the strip -next to Caesar's Palace and across the road from the Paris hotel. We saw David Copperfield and Cirque du Soleil's "O". If you ever have the chance to go to Vegas you have to see "O". It is the third Cirque du Soleil show I have seen and it blew me away. Of course in Vegas we drank, gambled a little and did plenty of shopping!
- Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles was the only place I probably wouldn't go to again, which is a shame because it's the closest! While I enjoyed Disneyland and Santa Monica the rest we saw was very dirty and quite sad as there are so many homeless people there. Every corner there would be people asking for money. Thankfully I knew a bit of this beforehand so we were only there for four nights. We did get to drive around in a Chevrolet Camaro (pretty cool), but I don't think I would recommend LA to people unless it was somewhere they just had to go.
All in all it was an amazing trip and I can't believe I'm back home already! My boyfriend didn't get sick of me - always a bonus!- and I think he had a fantastic time too.