Central Park truly is an oasis within New York City. Its popularity is evident with the amount locals and tourists, all enjoying the fresh air, escaping from the busy streets. Certain areas of the park are busier than others, but since it is so huge, it is easy to find peaceful spots, whether you are sitting on a rock watching the turtles swimming in the lake, strolling across one of the many bridges or taking in the view in a gazebo. One of my favourite activities we did on a recent trip to New York City, was row boating in Central Park. There is something so magical about getting in a tiny rowboat and exploring the park from a whole other vantage point.
New York City has so many museums, I’m sure there is something for everyone. Last month, my husband and I went to New York (see previous posts all about free things to do in the city here and here), and we checked out three of the museums: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Neue Galerie. The Met is the biggest art museum in the United States, and it is so overwhelming, especially if you don’t know much about art or what to look for. We are in no way art experts, but we still had a great experience at the Met, and you can too if you follow my top tip on how to make the most of the Met if you’re not an art buff!
New York City is so full of life. There is so much going on everywhere you look and there is an undeniable energy in the city. One thing I was not expecting is how many of activities in New York City are completely FREE! Last week, I wrote a post with 5 free activities in NYC, and today I am back to share 6 more with you.
My husband and I went to New York City for a week in September, and we had the best time! As much research as I did and as prepared as I felt, it was so much more than I ever expected. First of all, there are so many people! Second of all, the crazy taxi stereotypes are true! I have obviously seen taxis before and ridden in taxis in other cities, but I have never heard so much honking in my life. Honk to cross an intersection, honk to turn a corner, honk to start, honk to stop, honk honk honk! One of the first things I noticed after coming home was how quiet it was…
Being a big city and an extremely touristy one at that, I expected NYC to be very expensive. I was pleasantly surprised however, to find how many activities are completely free! My list of things to do for free was so long I had to split it into two posts, so stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!
My husband and I were in Vancouver for a couple of days last weekend, and we decided to take a break from the city and head up to Squamish, which is an hour north of downtown Vancouver. Neither of us had ever been that far north on the coast before, and I have to say, we fell in love!
The drive up the sea-to-sky highway along the ocean is insanely gorgeous. Nothing beats bright blue skies with an ocean on one side and a mountain on the other.