Early Morning New York & Central Park

The first few days we were in New York, I woke up mega early. Not wanting to waste the time in bed, I threw on some warm clothes, grabbed my camera and hit the streets for an pre-sunrise wander; before we headed to Central Park in the morning.

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps and walking around at 4:30am definitely confirmed that. Plenty of people were milling about, getting their morning coffees or simply taking in the sights whilst it was quiet.

With a Starbucks coffee in hand, I visited Times Square, Radio City Music Hall and the Rockefeller Center in the space of an hour. The best thing about it? Less tourists, which meant the perfect photo opportunities!

Although it’s beautiful during the day, the Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree was a whole different story in the dark. The fir branches are covered from top to toe in twinkly coloured lights and it dazzled in the blackness of night time.

The trumpeting – oo ‘er! – angels were also a sight to behold in the dark.

As the sun started to rise, I made my way back to the apartment to freshen up. Not long after and we were donning our thickest coats, woolly scarves and were venturing out for a stroll in Central Park.

It’s amazing to find large areas of nature, like Central Park, tucked away in a big city. Fresh air and greenery is always a welcome sight.

Wollman’s Rink was looking particularly gorgeous below the city buildings and we took some time there to people watch.

Unfortunately, three out of four of us were suffering with an injury that hindered our walking. This meant that we didn’t explore Central Park in the entirety we’d hoped for. Nonetheless, we admired what we could. Plus, the need for a break took us to the Loeb Boathouse. This resulted in the yummiest glass of Mulled Cider I’ve ever had!

We left Central Park behind and spend the rest of our afternoon having a couple of drinks at the funky Bar Bacon, not far from our apartment.

It was another great day in New York City!

To see our first day in New York, a Midtown Walking Tour, click here.

To see our third day in New York, visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, click here.

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