Central Park and Grand Central Station

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. 

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This was a pretty fountain across from Central Park. 

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We tried to take a selfie but didn’t quite get the fountain in the pic.

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So we asked a stranger to take our pic instead.  Much easier that way!

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The sculpture of General William Tecumseh Sherman greeted us as we headed into the park.

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And of course, no trip to NYC would be complete without buying a hotdog!

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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.

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I’d say that they were pretty tasty.

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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.

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The Central Park Zoo greeted as we entered the park.

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I was pleased as punch to find a smooshed penny machine in the park.

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A little further in we spotted another street performer.

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Lovely grounds for picnics and relaxing…

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Beautiful trees blooming…

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We approached a little pond and they were sailing miniature sailboats on it.

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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.

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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.

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We took a bit of a break to enjoy the park and rest our feet.

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Time for another selfie…

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And maybe another…

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And a quick kiss.

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After our brief rest we were off to explore some more. 

Some folks having some jousting fun in the park.

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Just me…I really enjoyed this part of Central Park!

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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!   

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It’s very serene looking

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The trail along the reservoir

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This is one handsome man and he’s all mine!

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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. 

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We made it to the subway and here it comes!

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Grand Central Station!

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In the subway there are a lot of street performers

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Grand Central Station really was grand!!

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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

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