Here’s Part 2 of Our New York trip favourites! If you’ve not read Part 1 yet then please click here to do so!
Once again all pictures in this post are my own and I apologise if anyone has been inadvertently photographed but it’s impossible to take a picture in New York without somebody getting in your way. Now let’s carry on with my list..
Central Park! We went a few times and it’s just so beautiful, there’s a park near where I went to college called Birkenhead Park that Central Park was allegedly modelled after (there’s a sign in Birkenhead park stating this) but it was nothing like Birkenhead Park, it’s way bigger for a start and it’s so much more lovely too! The first time we went we sat on some rocks listening to a street performer play double bass and sing, it was a sunny day and everything was just beautiful. The second time we went to the boathouse and saw the lake and Belvedere Castle and it was all so picturesque.
I just mentioned in my last point that we sat and listened to a street performer play double bass in Central Park and I actually want to put the street performers on my list of favourites because every single street performer we saw / heard was super talented! You don’t get that in Liverpool really, you’re lucky if they can hit a single note most of the time.. but in New York every one that we saw had talent! There was so many of them playing really good Jazz music too.. you know I love Jazz it was awesome and yeah it’s one of my favourite things about New York!
The Empire State building is next on my list of favourites, we never got round to going up it but if you’ve read the post where I talk about our hotel (click here to read it if you haven’t!) you’ll know that every time we stepped out of our hotel we could see the Empire State Building and it’s just so pretty and it’s exactly like it looks in the films I mean I literally kept expecting to see Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks! (comment down below or tweet me @MissCharlotteEm and tell me the movie reference!) and yeah it was lovely and I loved seeing it every day and I’m a bit gutted we ran out of time and didn’t actually go up it! Here’s a fun fact, just before we went into Penn Station I had one last look at the Empire State Building and I’m not ashamed to tell you I cried a little bit.
Although we didn’t go up the Empire State Building we did go to the top of the Rockefeller Centre which in a way is better than going up the ESB because this way we could see the ESB. Unfortunately it was raining when we went to the top so the pictures are a bit dark and grey but the views were still spectacular and we did get to see the lights on top of the Empire State Building turn on whilst we were up there too 😀 !
So that’s four more of my New York favourites! This isn’t the last of my favourites though.. oh no! I have one more post with even more favourites in it! So make sure you check back to see that!
I had the best time in New York I really did! It’s been quite hard trying to summarise my favourite things into posts because I have so many favourites and so much to say about them all!
I hope you’re enjoying these posts though! I’m sorry that I’ve split them up but I felt like this way was easier because there’s not just one huge post for you all to read at once!
Have you been to New York or are you from New York or do you want to go to New York / are you going? Comment down below or tweet me @MissCharlotteEm and tell me your favourite thing about New York!
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to come back for part 3!