New York has a vast amount of things to do and we loved every second. Everyone will tell you in advance of your trip how good the city that never sleeps is but I honestly don’t think until you go that you realise how good it truly is! We could have easily filled two weeks but only had four days! I would probably need to write a handful of blogs to tell you about everything we did so here is a summary of some of the activities from day one! We arrived and as our hotel was on the outskirts of Central Park we went straight back out for a walk. Central Park is huge and 2.5 miles long! Probably one of the biggest parks anywhere and definitely huge for a city! It is man-made and has numerous areas including lakes within the vast expanse of space. We started our trip with a horse and carriage ride and our wonderful driver told us about the various celebrities living nearby and lots of facts about the park. We trotted past the Plaza where Sex and the City has filmed scenes and past the Lady Gagas penthouse apartment. From a wonderful horse and carriage ride we check out the Apple store which is huge and open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, which in itself is crazy!
We make our way to Serendipity a wonderful restaurant that is famous from the film with the same name. They are queuing out of the doors and there was a two hour waiting list but thankfully we were booked in- phew! The restaurant is famous for its frozen hot chocolate which was divine. My partner had the version with peanut butter which I didn’t expect to like but it was delicious!
From here we had tickets for the Rockefeller centre (it is definitely a time saver to get tickets in advance for major attractions.) We are going up the tower at night to see the view. This was one of the highlights of our trip because there was a really relaxed vibe and it didn’t take too long to get up to the top. The view was spectacular and is a definite must do. It’s a great way to see the Empire State lit up at night as well.
We were there for Easter and both inside and out, there was a massive display of Easter eggs that had been crafted. Non edible and beautifully decorated, they were a really great display to see whilst we were there.
There are lots of exciting activities for Easter including an Easter Bonnet parade that we couldn’t make due to theatre commitments but it has a wonderful reputation and we saw some people walking round with bunny ears and bonnets in the city!
You will be so busy in New York as it really is the city that never sleeps and there is just so much to do, it is easy to be busy 24 hours a day!
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