Central Park is obviously one of the must go places in New York! It’s the most visited urban park in the United States and one of the most filmed locations in the world!
We entered the park from the West side by Columbus Circle because that’s where we caught the train to. The weather was beautiful so it was a really nice walk.
We got as far north as Strawberry Fields which is the John Lennon Memorial Garden! There is usually someone there most days with a guitar singing Lennon’s songs which is actually really nice.
Another famous location inside the park is the fountain. I’ve seen this fountain is so many films and TV shows so it was quite exciting to see in real life! It’s huge! We also stood under the bridge for a while listening to a string duo playing some beautiful classical music. It was like a scene out of a film!
Our feet were rather sore from all the walking so unfortunately we didn’t make it to the North of the park where the boat sheds were. Looking back I wish we had gone there because I know they are beautiful and it’s the location everyone goes to. We did however make it to “The Mall” which is the famous tree lined strip once again seen in many films and TV shows.
A few days later we actually came back to Central Park to go to a concert at the Summerstage! This was such an awesome bucket list moment! Erica and I are fans of the little indie band “She&Him” so when were heard they were playing in New York at the same time we were going to be there, we instantly purchased tickets. We took a picnic dinner to the park and waited outside the theatre in the line to get in. It was really nice just sitting down and reflecting on our holiday so far and doing some people watching. THere was this really cute couple next to us who were playing chess on a special chess blanket they had brought with them. We also got to listen to the soundcheck! So that was pretty awesome.
We weren’t allowed to take any photos of the stage because the band wanted everyone to experience their concert in real life and not through the lens of a camera which is fair enough but we did take a selfie to prove we were really there!
I hope I get to go back to Central Park again and explore more of what it has to offer.