NYC + DC, City Hopping + Urban Hiking

My NYE vacation (it’s been a month already?!) consisted of a lot of movement – from one city to the next, my friends and I explored a ton of new locales and revisited old favorites. Our route was BAL —>  NYC —>  DC —> BAL, and there was a ton of adventure packed into our 6-day vacay.

I posted Part 1 of my NYC + DC City Hopping adventures a few weeks ago – read up on all our EATS here! This post, Part 2, is dedicated to our other urban explorations.

Well, it’s more of a picture dump, because I’ve been sitting on these photos for about a month. I wanted to write a long, thoughtful post about how much I loved seeing new perspectives of a city I’ve visited tens of times, but I’m slowly realizing that I don’t always have the time for that, and you (my readers) don’t always have the time/the interest for that novel.

SO, without further ado, here are some of my favorite stops during the trip + quick details on why I visited/how you can find the spots for yourself! The collection is comprised of NYC pics because my Instagram is already saturated with touristy DC pics. Enjoy!

Mini Studio DIY Wall Crawl 

Studio DIY outlined a Brooklyn + LES Wall Crawl so I decided to go visit some of the fun murals in DUMBO during our trip. I’m especially fond of the Craig Anthony Miller wall because I am obsessed with owls (little known fact about me!)


Outside York St. subway station




Fleet Alley, Brooklyn, NY 11201



Fleet Alley, Brooklyn, NY 11201


DUMBO + Brooklyn Bridge Park

I’ve been to Brooklyn a handful of times, but somehow, I’ve managed to miss DUMBO every. single. time. (My hosts need to step their games!) As I looked at the location of that glorious owl wall art, it was apparent that a trip to DUMBO was (serendipitously) in the cards. It was a gloomy and rainy day – but not even the weather could stop me from admiring the beautiful views and snapping a few pics!

P.S. When can I move here?

P.P.S. What do I have to do to afford to live here?

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One Girl Cookies in DUMBO. 



Hammock Art Installation, Flat Iron Plaza (ft. best friend)

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Relationship Goals (1), unknown location


Relationship Goals (2), Grand Central Station


SoHo Sunset

This sunset has absolutely no filter. I like to think of it as Mother Nature’s attempt to make up for the gross rain I had to trek through all day. But all to witness this beautiful sight? Worth it.


Fuel stop, Canal Street Market

Ended the day by admiring local, small vendors + grabbing a coffee for the road.




Have you been to any of these spots? Any others I should check out next time I’m in the city? Let me know by commenting on this post –  and don’t forget to share your own urban adventures with me on Instagram by tagging me (@stylishlytaylored) or tagging your pics with #stylishlytaylored!


Until next time, keep exploring.



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