Jul 6, 2013

central park { nyc // day 5 }

We woke up to our last day in NYC with a few things on our itinerary, which included riding bikes in Central Park and souvenir shopping in the Flat Iron district.
We rented cruisers from Central Park Sightseeing and cruised through the green hills and ponds of the Park for two hours. We did not know, however, that many of the smaller trails (which led to iconic places such as Bow Bridge) were walking-only, so we ended up walking our bikes a large portion of the 2 hours. 
Belvedere Castle
We loved the whimsical Shakespeare Garden, which is bursting with flowers mentioned in poems and plays by the famed English poet.
Shakespeare Garden
I wish we could have had time to just relax under the canopy of trees in a bench like this one.
Bow Bridge, my favorite bridge in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace
Central Park Tips
  • If you want to see a good portion of Central Park, renting bikes is a good option, but you'll need atleast  two hours to get a good experience. 
  • Some of the top Central Park sights include the Met, Bow Bridge, Shakespeare Garden, Central Park Zoo, Alice in Wonderland Statue, and the Strawberry Fields. We only saw a handful of these sights in our 2 hours.
  • Central Park movie sights: Serendipity, Maid In Manhattan, Elf, Home Alone, August Rush, Big Daddy, 27 Dresses, and Spiderman. 
  • For those who prefer to relax instead of explore, rent a boat to float on the lake and/or pack a picnic on one of the many peaceful hills. 
After our adventure in Central Park, we walked a block from the bike rental spot to find this gem:

WE LOVED NYC!!! 

5 comments:

  1. Hi Elle:) Thank you for all your sweet comments. Can you email me your email so I can thank you whenever you write? Also, if you go to your blogger profile, you can add your email to it so that when you comment on people's blogs...they can reply to you!!! You are seriously SUCH an encouragement to me dear. I am so excited to get you more, and am excited to start following YOUR blog! You have such beautiful adventures....love Katie

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  2. What a fun adventure!!! :) The last photo is so cool... I find it amusing when one is so determined to see a site and it's something one has gone all the way to see... and then there are people just sitting on it, completely used to it being there. :)

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    1. That's so true! I'm amazed at that as well. Yes, we had quite the adventure! Now I'm ready to make new memories... I leave for London, Paris, and Nice in three days!

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  3. I love that you girls got to ride bicycles. I have not rid one in years because of my dad, but I hope to be able to get some bikes for my family soon so we can do that along the canals in England. I loved all the photos of the bridge! and that black and white dress is so cute! Thank you for linking up with Belinda and I for Travel Tuesday! I hope you link up again next week.

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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    1. Thank you Belinda!! It was really fun (and a great workout after all the amazing food we were eating!). I'm currently in London having a ball of a time!! Can't wait to link up once I'm back from our trip! I'm posting photos on my Instagram if you're interested in following my little European adventure! Link is on my side panel.

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