I found a highly recommended bagel shop a few blocks from the hotel so we set off early with a fully-charged phone and a vague plan. First stop was St. Patrick's Cathedral. M didn't fully understand why we were going into a "church" until we walked in...and then she was mesmerized. The absolute beauty was breathtaking and we spent quite a bit of time walking all the way around, admiring every statue and ornate detail, and imagining what it would feel like to attend church in a place like this each week.
Ess-a-Bagel on 3rd Ave. had a 45-minute wait outside the door, but we were starving (and I hadn't had coffee yet) and everyone who walked out the door raved about how good the bagels were so we hopped in line and chatted with the people around us (shocking, I know) while we waited. The wait was so worth it....an everything bagel with eggs, cheese and bacon (and of course a cup of coffee) for me and a plain bagel with strawberry cream cheese for M (her's was the best, hands down).