New York City is always fun, but this time of year, there's something magical about it. I know because I got to experience that magic yesterday.

I spent Sunday in New York City with about 100 Hawk listeners and couldn't have asked for a better time. We left Binghamton before the sun was even up aboard an Eastern Travel bus. By the time we got to the city, the sun had only been up a couple of hours and the city was still a little bit sleepy.

From Times Square to Central Park, I spent about 7 hours exploring Midtown Manhattan. I sipped on hot chocolate while watching ice skaters in Central Park, had dinner in Times Square next to a New York Knicks player and even jumped on the same piano Tom Hanks did in the movie "Big." I spent a ridiculous amount of time in Times Square early in the day when there weren't many people. As the day wore on and it began to fill, I made my way to Bryant Park to watch ice skaters. I explored St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grand Central Station and Macy's. I checked out the Chrysler Building and Empire State building and saw all of the news networks headquarters and where the Late Show is filmed. I stood in awe of the ginormous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center and walked up and down Broadway whistling "give my regards to Broadway." And of course, I filled up on the best pizza in the world.

I'm already planning my next trip to the city and am full of excitement just thinking about all the things still left to see and do. If you've never been to the city during Christmas time, you really need to carve out your schedule. I know that life is busy, but making memories is what it's all about, isn't it? I promise you that you'll make memories that you won't ever forget.