Before heading to NYC we made a list of our *must-see* spots. Central Park and Grand Central Station were two that made the list! As we were exploring 5th Avenue we found ourselves right near the south entrance of Central Park.
This was a pretty fountain across from Central Park.
We tried to take a selfie but didn’t quite get the fountain in the pic.
So we asked a stranger to take our pic instead. Much easier that way!
The sculpture of General William Tecumseh Sherman greeted us as we headed into the park.
And of course, no trip to NYC would be complete without buying a hotdog!
For those that are interested, two hotdogs and two bottles of water set us back $10. Not sure how that compares to other vendors as this is the only one we bought from but at least it gives you an idea.
I’d say that they were pretty tasty.
Now we are off to explore more of Central Park. On Saturday we ventured a little bit into the north side of the park. I was a little disappointed as it just seemed to be areas for bike riding, jogging and walking. I thought there would be more picnic type areas so I was super excited to see all of this.
The Central Park Zoo greeted as we entered the park.
I was pleased as punch to find a smooshed penny machine in the park.
A little further in we spotted another street performer.
Lovely grounds for picnics and relaxing…
Beautiful trees blooming…
We approached a little pond and they were sailing miniature sailboats on it.
And we came across a Polish Easter party in the park near the King Jagiello Monument. I googled to find out what was going on and apparently they gather every year. This blog, Walk about NY, shares a little more about it.
They looked like they really enjoyed themselves. Laughing and singing.
This is the Obelisk. It is currently being worked on but it looked pretty peeking out of the blooming trees.
We took a bit of a break to enjoy the park and rest our feet.
Time for another selfie…
And maybe another…
And a quick kiss.
After our brief rest we were off to explore some more.
Some folks having some jousting fun in the park.
Just me…I really enjoyed this part of Central Park!
This reservoir was officially named the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in 1994. It is basically a loooong way from the south entrance of Central Park…haha!
It’s very serene looking
The trail along the reservoir
This is one handsome man and he’s all mine!
We headed back to the subway as we had had a full day of fun sightseeing. We passed by the Guggenheim but didn’t actually go in. Well technically we did go inside but we visited the gift shop.
We made it to the subway and here it comes!
Grand Central Station!
In the subway there are a lot of street performers
Grand Central Station really was grand!!
A super fun day is winding down and we are headed to get some dinner. Stay tuned as there is more fun ahead!
Stay awesome! ~lisa