Adventure in The Big Apple

Visit to Top of The Rock
Other view from Top of the Rock.

The city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. The home of Broadway, Times Square, countless museums, and a melting pot of culture and foreign languages. Of course, this describes New York City.

I was in NYC for a few days last week. A close Dutch friend, her family, and boyfriend were in town, and even though I don’t ever need an “excuse” to visit the city, it was a good opportunity to catch up! Some get overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of places to see in the city, and it can be daunting for a first visit, but I always enjoy the hustle and bustle.

A few highlights:

MUSEUMS

1. Museum of Art and Design (MAD): If you enjoy contemporary art/design, and a more intimate, smaller museum experience, then MAD is the place to be! You can easily view all the exhibitions within just an hour or two. I particularly enjoyed the “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation” display of Native North American art, and “Space-Light-Structure” (a jewelry exhibition of Margaret de Patta).

2. The Museum of Modern Art(MoMA). A favorite of mine, I cannot skip the MoMA when in NYC. With ongoing and changing exhibitions, a beautiful sculpture garden, a delicious cafe, and film screenings, the MoMA has something for everyone. I viewed photography exhibits, walked around ongoing galleries and visited the garden.

MoMA

3. The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is another fun museum where you can spend an entire day browsing different floors. It’s a popular place for families as it provides a science-based educational opportunity.

Dinosaur at the Natural History.
Bears at Natural History.

CENTRAL PARK

We really lucked out with weather aside from one rainy day. The walk around Central Park was a fun “escape” from the busy streets, and you can’t hear many city noises once you enter further into the park.

Central Park.

Where do you like to go in NYC, or where would you visit for the first time?

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