I don’t know how many miles we walked during our three day trip, but we walked everywhere! With the exception of between hotels with all of our luggage and one horrible subway experience, we did all of New York City on foot. We jammed a ton of sights into our trip, too. Below you’ll find tips, prices and photos of the places we visited, like, the MoMA, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, Today Show and Central Park. Enjoy the sights!
MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art
Loved it! We got the combo tickets (Top of the Rock + MoMA for $50) so our MoMA tickets were cheaper. We started on the 5th floor and worked our way down. Dalí and Picasso were all over the top floor which was very spacious. Floor 3 was really fun and exciting with the photography, architecture and design. There was an outdoor garden but it was closed due to an art installation. We went around lunch time and it was pretty busy, maybe go early in the morning for a smaller crowd.
American Museum of Natural History
I have to preface that I am not a museum lover. I like going, but I’m quick. I basically power walk my way through museums. Think of how your 4 year old walks through a museum. They don’t know how to read, so they look at the pictures and move on. That’s me. Needless to say, my kids and I do really well together in museums…it’s my husband we have to worry about moving at the rate of a slug there. I digress.
The building was beautiful on the outside. It was too bad it was raining or we would have stared at it some more. Inside, some exhibits looked very out-of-date while others were more detailed with lights, video screens and displays. The signs and map were very misleading and we were frustrated at times. You had to go in and out of exhibits through the same entrance/exit. It just wasn’t our favorite place. I didn’t even take any pictures, I was so underwhelmed. The one in Washington, D.C. is way better and it’s free!
Top of the Rock
Beautiful views! A great way to look at the city and take pictures. Don’t wear a dress.
I was fortunate enough to get a behind the scenes tour of the Today Show at the Rockefeller Center since we were there for a Similac event. You can read ALL about that here and here’s a few teaser photos for you.
I guess it’s the nature loving girl in me, but I loved Central Park! When we finally got to walk around Central Park, it had just rained so not too many people were out, which was nice. It was very easy to navigate with iPhone GPS. First we went up to Belvedere Castle which was a very romantic spot. Then, we walked to the Alice in Wonderland statue right beside the boat pond. Then, we were off to Strawberry fields. We enjoyed it so much, we came back the next day to enjoy it in the sunshine. It was lots of walking, but a great place to have some meaningful conversation and quiet in the middle of this busy city.