New York, New York- Central Park a must in Spring
New York New York, is like nowhere else I’ve ever been. Manhattan has so much going on it can give you whiplash trying to figure out what to do first. I was fortunate enough to be there in the springtime around May and experienced great weather.
Central Park was a definite highlight with blossom trees everywhere and all types of characters out and about. The place was abuzz with street artists from musicians playing the violin, cello and flute to a performer making huge bubbles. If you have ever been to Central Park you will know it is absolutely huge and has many different sections. On top of this, each season would provide a totally different experience. Winter offers ice skating at the Trump ice rink in the park. Autumn would provide great colour with reds, oranges and yellows, and summer, warmth and the singing birds.
My favourite section of the park was one of the lakes near the south end where you can hire small row boats. I loved the fact we could paddle around in the middle of what is one of the world’s busiest cities and get away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Rowing under small white bridges looking at the surroundings, tall trees hide all but the tops of the very tallest buildings on the fringe of the park. Central Park provides the perfect contrast from the days spent racing around all the other elements Manhattan offers. Elements like Times Square, Broadway, The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty as well as the famous districts of Wall St., Little Italy and Chinatown.
There is no way one blog post can possibly begin to cover all New York has to offer, so I will leave you with some shots of Central Park and cover the other great sights and districts in future posts.
Until then soak up spring in Central Park!