Wednesday was probably our busiest day. We had no tours or anything booked this day but our plan was to walk around Central Park and channel our inner Gossip Girls and take a walk up to the Upper East Side.
As we walked towards Central Park we were stopped buy a guy offering us a pedicab around the park and as we did so much walking the day before we decided to take him up on his offer! This way it meant we would see the main attractions of the park and he even offered to take photos of us as we stopped at the main parts so it actually looks like we were in New York together!!
Our first stop was as the fountain from Gossip Girl!
Next up Friends Fountain!
Next up was the Bow Bridge, there was people filming some form of music video on the bridge so we didn’t get to walk over it.
The last stop was at John Lennon’s memorial.
I’ve so many more pictures from inside the park but we did so much this day I want to get through everything. I might do a photos that didn’t make the cut post later on!
After the pedicab tour we walked up the Upper East Side channeling our inner Blair Waldorf’s! We stopped off at the MET for a photo opportunity but didn’t go inside.
We attempted to go to Bar 65 in the Rockefeller Centre as we started walking back towards Times Square but that doesn’t open until 5pm so we decided we’d go to the Empire State Building as we waited for that to open. As much as I wanted to go up the Empire State Building at night, I decided to switch it up as we were going to go back to Bar 65 later in the evening so we could see the night skyline I wanted to see.
In the Empire State Building we decided to go to both the 86th and 102nd floors, it’s not like either of us are afraid of heights or anything!! We ended up walking up 6 floors of the building as it would have been a 20 minute wait for the elevators between the 80th and 86th floor and we both couldn’t wait to get up to see the views.
The pictures from the 102nd floor weren’t the best as it was out a window rather than the cage that’s on the 86th floor.
After we finished up here we went down to Macy’s as mam wanted to aimlessly walk around every department store in Manhattan and buy nothing!! Then we went to get some dinner before heading up to Bar 65. We hadn’t planned on doing the Top of The Rock tour as we were doing the One-World Observatory and the Empire State Building but when the guys in the office recommended the bar to us on Monday we said we’d definitely go there to check out the views and wow were they spectacular! The bar is a bit swanky and fancy and a little out of our comfort zone – there’s a dress code of business casual and guys have to wear collard shirts or a suit jacket/blazer, but the social discomfort was so wroth while as we got to see the night skyline.
Unfortunately as there are large class panels the pictures on my camera caught the reflections of all the lights and didn’t turn out so good but here’s a couple I took on my phone that turned out better!
As I said Wednesday was our busiest day for sights!!