New York, New York
New York Travel Blog› entry 10 of 11 › view all entries
June 21st, 2008 – by: jmaretich
First stop was Rockefeller Center and a trip to the "top of the Rock". The view was splendid in every direction. I was surprised how large Central Park was. Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building were all spotted. $22 was a little steep for the elevator ride to the top, but I'll probably not be back, so it was OK.
Times Square was our next destination, and it was hopping in the middle of the day. It was Saturday and there was a street fair in progress. Lots of inexpensive merchandise and some very tasty food from the vendors. I could have stayed at Time Square all day just watching the people.We spent some time in the M & M store. All those colors on display that I have never seen in any bag I have purchased!
Central Park was equally as busy. A few sunbathers, a softball game, LOTS of joggers, walkers, and bicycle riders. Nearly got run over a few times. Our daughter wanted to see Strawberry Fields and the memorial to John Lennon. We were greeted by the unofficial "mayor" of Strawberry Fields.
Tickets to see the Statue of Liberty were sold out so we took the Staten Island Ferry, quickly jumped off and back on for the return trip to Manhattan. Got a few pics of Lady Liberty, but didn't get as close as I would have liked. Ferry ride was free!!
Once ashore we were close to Wall Street and went to see the Bull. Heard it was good luck to rub his ..... umm ..... "privates". I refrained, but the wife wasn't shy! The Trinity Church (from the first National Treasure movie) is close by, and then we walked to ground zero.
It was worth the trip to NYC, but now I've seen it and don't need to go back. A Broadway show would have been nice, but the ones the wife was interested in were sold out. I hope this doesn't mean a return trip just to see a show.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!