Spring break. Time to hit the big apple!
And we hit it hard, in 72 hours we managed to clock up over 82,000 steps – almost 50km… and we never left Manhattan. Talk about aching feet. I would like to say we did it all, but we didn’t, I think a few more visits are in order.
So what did we do? Typical touristy stuff of course. It was my daughter’s birthday, so we ate delicious cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery in Central Park, and signed the guest register at Belvedere Castle.
We wandered around in absolute awe in Times Square and bought some street art. Then stumbled across the Star Wars costume exhibition at the Discovery Times Square Museum, and found poor Han Solo still hanging around frozen in carbonite. Then on to Madame Tussauds where Harrison Ford was looking a little more comfortable as Indiana Jones.
We paid our respects at the 9/11 Memorial, such an overwhelming experience, then continued our walk down to Battery Park to see Lady Liberty. Said ‘hello’ to some NY squirrels and got a great view of the new World Trade building. We rode the subway back to midtown, not as scary as we thought it would be. Because it was a beautiful day we decided to go to the top of The Empire State Building (sadly no Tom Hanks in sight), but after waiting in the long queue, we were rewarded with amazing views… of the fog rolling in. Oh well. It was still amazing.
Oh and New York has awesome food too! Had to have a slice of pizza and try out the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Yum!