You’ve seen the city that never sleeps from a distance on a bus; now it’s time to get up close and personal.
Take the subway to Central Park West.
Get off at the Museum of Natural History.
Walk a few blocks to the Dakota, then enter Central Park at Strawberry Fields.
Central Park is 2.5 miles long and 0.5 miles wide. Wear your walking shoes because you could easily spend all day in there. Well, you could take a horse-drawn carriage but then you miss some of the sights because you never get onto the paths less travelled.
There is so much I didn’t get pictures of. The zoo. Cleopatra’s Needle (yes, there is an actual Egyptian obelisk in Central Park. Who knew?) A pond for sailing motorized model boats. Amphitheatres. Softball diamonds. Oh, and Jabberwocky sightings.
When you come out on the other side, you’ll be on Fifth Avenue at Museum Row. Pop into one of them. Then, when your poor feet just can’t go any further, catch a cab home. They are hard to find but you might get lucky.
Then check out the night life in Times Square.