Our last day in NYC we were a bit rushed because we had a family dinner planned with Zach’s family back in Nutley. We rushed into the City to get our CityPASS tickets for the Circle Line, but by the time we got there the boat we needed to take was sold out. We missed out on this, but we still made the most of our day. We walked to The Rockefeller Center and got our tickets to do the Top of the Rock. It was really cool, and I honestly liked it better! I liked that it wasn’t as crowded as the Empire State Building, and that you could see the Empire State Building from the top. Also, you could see all of Central Park, which was beautiful. Zach says he likes it more because he feels like he’s among giants instead of looking down from the highest building.
The Rockefeller Center
Chandelier inside the Rockefeller Center
The Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock
Central Park from the Top of the Rock
After Top of the Rock we went on a walk around the area again. It’s such an upscale part of town, and I wanted to walk among all the fancy, expensive stores with elaborate windows one more time.
The Trump Building- so beautiful
We went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) next which has a separate post that you can find here.
After The Met we went to Central Park. I don’t really know why, but this was something I had to see! You always hear about Central Park, see it on TV shows, in movies, and I just simply had to go. I was amazed at just how quiet Central Park really is. You can still see all these skyscrapers towering over treetops, but you feel like it’s completely apart from the city. There are fountains, lakes, ponds, hills and paths to walk and bike. We also had to go to the Strawberry Fields section of the park to see the John Lennon Imagine memorial. We spent some time reading in here, and it was a perfect place to end our NYC experience.
One of the bridges in Central Park
Zachary and me in Central Park
The buildings through the trees of the park
The John Lennon ‘Imagine’ Memorial
NYC was a really great experience, and I was especially lucky to have such an amazing tour guide. New York is Zach’s city, and he was so excited to show me everything. I can’t imagine seeing that city with anyone else.
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