We were so lucky to take a day trip to NYC while we were camping in Upstate New York! We figured, when you're that close to NY, you have to go!
We started our day with a drive to the Poughkeepsie train station, then took the train to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. After we arrived in Manhattan we took the subway down to the Wall Street Station. We emerged from our underground travels and spent the rest of the day walking the streets of New York City!
Here's a picture of our route for the day. Overall we walked about 12 miles! Theres so much to see in NYC that every step we took was fun and worth the walk-
Our first stop was the Trinity Church, very pretty-
Then we stopped at Wall Street!
Next we walked to the 9/11 memorial. Wow, what a surreal place.
This is the base of one of the Twin Towers. It's now a memorial to all those that died in this building on 9/11. There's a second memorial just like this one where the other tower stood just next to this one.
This is the New World Trade Center called the Freedom Tower. It's right next to the two world trade center monuments where the twin towers once stood. It's still under construction-
This is a tree that was planted next to the Twin Towers that survived being buried in the rubble-
After seeing the 9/11 memorial we walked to The High Line which is a park built on top of an old train track in the Meat Packing District.
View from the High Line-
This is a window over a busy street with theater seating so you can watch the traffic go by below you-
Cars stacked up for storage!
Next up we went to Macy's!
Then of course over to Times Square-
Moving on, we stopped by Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center-
We then headed toward Central Park. We wanted to see a lot during our one day in the city so we did not mess around!
There's the plaza!
Coolest looking Apple Store!
Finally, we've made it to Central Park-
After all that walking we were ready for a big dinner! Luckily, my college friend who is cool enough to live in NYC joined us for dinner!! We went to Shake Shack and had burgers, fries and custard!
After dinner we strolled back through NYC toward Grand Central Station to catch our train back to the Airstream!
We had a full and magical day! NYC did not disappoint!