Friday 6 January 2017

New York Day 3 - Central Park, Ghostbusters & Saks 3D Light Show

Our third day in NY we explored what was soon to become my favourite place in NY - Central Park. This place is bigger than any park you could ever imagine. I only wish we had more time to spend there, but unfortunately we had other places that we needed to see.

It really is so strange - you're in a park, which has been plonked in the middle of the busiest city in the world, and yet it really feels like you're a million miles away. We learnt on one of our bus tours that most people who live in NYC don't have gardens, therefore they use Central Park as their garden as a way to chill and get away from the chaos of the city. There are so many nooks and crannies to be explored here. Cute little bridges over streams of water, lakes to view, rocks to climb, tourist spots (i.e. John Lennon's Imagine, Alice in Wonderland etc). I'd love to visit here in the summer and take a picnic along.

In the afternoon we headed to Soho, a place where a lot of celebrities reside. We were advised to keep our eyes peeled! We did a little shopping (and I made my very first Victoria Secrets purchase!). After wandering around trying to hunt down a certain restaurant, we gave up, and headed to Tribeca instead, which is home to Ghostbusters Fire Station. Unfortunately it was full of scaffolding, which obviously didn't make great photos for Mike! We (very briefly) explored China Town before making our way back to Midtown.

We finally saw the Rockefeller Christmas Tree at night, lit up in all its glory. Wow, it was impressive! Below we watched people ice-skating, and in the background the famous Home Alone theme tune was playing. It finally felt like Christmas in NY! We headed round the corner to see the most amazing 3D light show on the front of Saks. It was so pretty! This played every 10 minutes so you definitely wouldn't miss it if visiting near Christmas!

We headed back to Times Square and I finally managed to experience my first ever meal at Bubba Gumps! The wait was so worth it!

Stay tuned for our last full day in NYC!!

Have you read what we got up to on day 1 and day 2 ?

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