How To Make The Best of Your Layover in NYC
Layover tours are awesome because they allow eager travelers to visit another city on the way to their final destination.
Every international airline has a hub, a city that almost everyone of their planes fly through on the way to their final destination.
This week’s airline is DELTA and we will discuss a perfect layover day in one of their hub cities: New York City
Jump start your day by stopping into an NYC deli for a strong cup of coffee and a bagel with creamed cheese and smoked salmon. After being confined to an airplane, visit the green oasis that is Central Park: 843 beautifully landscaped meadows, 20-thousand plus trees, and 58 miles of walking paths situated in the heart of urban Manhattan. During the warm weather months, visit the Great Lawn and find a comfy boulder to do some good people watching. During the winter, stop by the park’s famous ice rink to watch skilled and amateur skaters alike (or lace up a pair of skates yourself which you can rent inside)
Exit Central Park to visit one of NYC’s two most notable art museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) or The Museum of Modern Art (The MOMA). Stop by The MET located on 82nd St to view limited-time exhibitions (http://bit.ly/2h756LE) as well as the museum’s permanent collection of more than two-million works of art including the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, Roman and Greek statuary, and amazing medieval armor. If feeling a bit more modern, visit The MOMA on 53rd St with its own unique limited-time exhibitions (http://mo.ma/29U9mZj) as well as it’s vast collection of paintings, photography, film, sculpture, and prints that represent one of the greatest assemblages of modernist art in the world.
Grand Central Terminal
Take part in another quintessential NYC experience by taking a subway ride south and grabbing lunch in Grand Central Terminal. Be sure not to miss the glorious constellations painted on the ceiling of the marbled, main hall. Grab a table at The Oyster Bar and enjoy a hearty bowl of chowder or ask the bartender to put together an assortment of fresh oysters from the dozens of different types delivered to the restaurant on a daily basis.
The High Line & Gansevoort Hotel
Belly full of seafood, take a cab to W 34th St and check out the The High Line, a linear greenway built on a disused train bridge with fantastic river views, vendors selling coffees and ice creams, and a peculiar statute of an old man in tighty whities. If still looking for a good skyline view, walk down the cobbled street to the Gansevoort Hotel and take the elevator up to their rooftop bar, where you can view the entire Meatpacking District from above while sipping on an overpriced cocktail.
Conclude With The City’s Best Pastrami Sandwich
Hop over to the west side and finish your day in NYC with an impressive pastrami sandwich at Katz’s Delicatessen. Served with a salty old or new-dill pickle, add a side of coleslaw or potato salad as you engorge yourself with a massive amount of meat.
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