Sunday, 10 March 2013

New York, New York!

On Tuesday Anne and I headed to South Street Diner in Boston for breakfast before we drove to New York City. Trying to find parking in Boston is so hard that I think both of us entertained the idea of just skipping it and driving straight down to New York, in the end we just had to pay to park in a parking garage, which was ridiculously expensive! I'm really glad we went to the diner though as I've wanted to go to a proper old fashion Diner for a long time, it's just so typical american! The food was really nice as well.


After breakfast we drove to New York, the drive there was nice, it seemed a lot shorter than it was as we just kept talking the whole time. When we got to New York we got lucky and found a spot right outside the hotel, so at least we didn't have to spend hours searching for a spot there as well.


The hotel we stayed at is really close to Central Park, so after we had taken up our suitcases we decided to walk to and through Central Park. The park is beautiful! It's kind of nice now in the winter that you can see the city through the empty branches and I can imagine it's really nice in the summer when the city disappears behind all the leaves, and it's probably beautiful in the autumn when the leaves are all orange, red and yellow.


There is a castle in the middle of the park, I think it's called Belvedere Castle, it's just a lookout and a weather station, I think it's really nice that someone built this really pretty building instead of just a plain platform.


At the bandshell there was a street artist blowing huge bubbles! It was quite exciting to watch how big the bubbles would get before they burst. The Central Park Zoo was closed by the time we got there, I don't think I would have gone in it anyway, but we did see a cool sea lion posing for everyone that walked by the Zoo.


When we got out of the Zoo we continued walking east down 60th Street until we got to 3rd avenue, the goal was Dylan's Candy Bar. 2 floors of sweets and one extra floor which is an actual bar and also ice cream place. I don't know how long we spent in there, but I think we both wanted to spend much more money there than what we did. Definitely a place to visit if you're in New York.


After we had bought more sweets than we should, but less than we wanted, we headed back to 5th avenue and continued south past all the super expensive stores until we found the Rockefeller Centre. We took a few pictures at the Rockefeller Centre before heading to Times Square where we got out faces on the big screen and then we took the subway back to the hotel.



At least all the walking we did burned some of the sweets from Dylan's off...

1 comment:

Kathy said...

NYC is one of my very favourite cities in the world. You will have an amazing time. How exciting!

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