Although I have been to NYC before, there are a few touristy things that I love doing – especially if I am showing off the city to people who have never been here before! This trip, my mom and boyfriend were both here, and they were both first-timers to the city. So, my sister and I were able to play tour guide to them both, and show them some of the more famous spots in NYC. The picture above was taken by my sister atop the Empire State Building. While I recommend seeing the Empire State Building, the 2 hour line up takes a lot out of you, especially since once up top, you rarely spend longer than 30 minutes walking around the pedestrian path. A few other tourist things we did included seeing Times Square, and seeing the Statue of Liberty.