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Monday, September 26, 2011

A Stroll Through the Park

Nadav and I concluded that our favorite part of New York City was Central Park, and being the San Diegoans that are we are, I don't think that should be too much of a surprise. We prefer the more relaxed, slow, and calm vibe of the park to the crazy/stressed out atmosphere in most of New York City. 

To be completely honest, I was not such a fan of Times Square. That place gives me what I'd like to term as "tourism anxiety". There are way too many people walking around and way too many people trying to sell crap to the tourists. I can't help but feel like those distractions take away from the incredible billboards, lights, and excitement of Broadway and all the musicals that are playing near Times Square. (We saw Mary Poppins on Broadway and it was so so good/cute. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a light hearted and fun show to watch)

Anyway, us San Diegoans spent a whole lot of time in Central Park relaxing and escaping the craziness. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. I'm still amazed that there is such a huge calm, fun, and flourishing park in the middle of New York City. (I'm convinced visiting this park on a regular basis keeps many New Yorkers sane =P)

At the John Lennon Memorial, Strawberry Fields in Central Park. I <3 the Beatles
One day we walked through the park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've been to New York City a few times, but was never able to spend more than one hour at this incredible museum at a time. Nadav and I agreed that on this trip we would spend as much time as we could at the Met, wait until we began to experience "museum burnout" (the phenomenon that occurs after you've spent too much time at a museum and way too many incredible things just start to mush together), and then head back to our hotel. I'll post more about our museum visit another time, but for now, here are some pictures that we took outside of the museum.

I didn't actually try the Pretzelcart, but it looked cute so I took a picture. I know, I know "tourist alert, tourist alert" ;)
Between our NYC trip, the bachelorette party I attended this past weekened, and going to work each day I'm still trying to catch up on sleep/life. Hopefully I figure that out this week :)

Hope everyone has a great week.


Sarah said...

Wow this post made me realize even MORE how I need to visit NY. Like it's on the top of my list of things to do. Your pics really capture it. Hope you had a fun time =)

- Sarah

Samantha said...

I absolutely love NY! I went there for my 18th birthday almost 8 years ago! I completely agree with you about the anxiety you feel in Times Square. Imagine if you had it all to yourself, how amazing would that be? No tourists, salesmen, etc... just you and those bright billboards!


PS- Hope to meet you at the blogger meet up in October; i'm still not 100% sure if i'll be able to make it, but here's hoping!

Vivian said...

I've been to NY so many times, every time I go with someone who hasn't been they want me to take them to Times Square. They can never understand why I NEVER want to take them there. So agree with you. Love Central Park. I have pictures at the same spots you do. Overall great shots!


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