A Week in NYC // Part Two: Central Park + Broadway

While visiting New York last month, my mom and I spent an afternoon in Central Park.  I had been several times before, but never walked the entire park, so we caught a cab up to the far end and spent a few hours walking back, taking it all in.  The weather was amazing and we just strolled along, snapping photos and chatting. How cool is this bridge?  I’d love to go back and see it sometime when the leaves are turning!

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We walked around the Jackie Onassis Reservoir – I didn’t realize how big it was!  Absolutely beautiful.  And I’d love to have one of those Gossip Girl-esque penthouses right behind it… talk about a view! 

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Something else I didn’t know about Central Park: it has a turtle pond!  We walked around and saw dozens of turtles perched on the rocks in the sun.  We also saw lots of people canoeing through the park.  I’d love to go back someday and rent a canoe – preferably with Ryan Gosling paddling it for me.

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IMG_9752A palm leaf dragon my mom bought in the park.

Over three miles later we had worked up an appetite, so we grabbed dinner and then swung by Magnolia Bakery on 49th for dessert.  This is a great spot if you are looking for baked goods in the Times Square/Theatre District area.  We grabbed a few red velvet and vanilla cupcakes.

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We also caught a couple of Broadway shows while in the city!  We saw Aladdin and Wicked, which were phenomenal.  I was unbelievably entertained with Aladdin – I’m a die hard Disney girl and it was a BLAST. Unfortunately there isn’t any photography allowed during the performances, but trust me – if you get the chance, you’ve gotta see it!  My mom and I kept turning to each other during the show with this “OMG THIS IS SO COOL” look on our faces… and then we couldn’t stop talking about it for the next three days. Wicked was great too – I wasn’t familiar with the story so it was really interesting, and the cast was incredibly talented.

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I hope you guys are enjoying these little travel posts!  I’m enjoying sharing this stuff with you guys. :) Be sure to check out Part One: Rockefeller Center and Part Three: 9/11 Memorial + Empire State Building if you missed it!
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  • http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/ Alina Ermilova

    These are beautiful photographs! I absolutely love NY and so excited to see more posts from you! <3

    xx

    ALINA ERMILOVA

  • http://20somethingfashion.blogspot.com/ Emily Attwood

    Looks like fun. I love going to Central Park, such a treat in the middle of a busy city!

    20somethingfashion.blogspot.com

  • http://petitepastels.blogspot.com Stephanie

    Glad you’re loving NYC! You are so adorable.

    -Stephanie :)
    petitepastels.blogspot.com

  • Anna

    I recently saw Aladdin in NYC too! The genie was HILARIOUS! And Aladdin’s voice was sooo dreamy.

  • Natalie

    I’d love to see Aladdin! :) I actually saw Mary Poppins when I was in NY and it was absolutely amazing, especially if you love the movie and the music 😉 and yes I can pronounce: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 😀

  • rchiariello

    Ahh! I love Wicked! I’ve seen it 3 times!

  • http://www.livelaughblush.com/ Cathy

    Ahhh I’d love to see Wicked and Aladdin! I’m so glad you’re having a great time in NYC!

  • Allison

    I would LOVE to see both those musicals! I remember when Wicked was in chicago and it was SUCH a big deal
    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    New York is such a beautiful city, especially the park!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • http://wildheartsandgreentea.blogspot.com Wild Hearts + Green Tea

    So wonderful. I just love travel photo diaries. Thanks for sharing these, Allison!

  • Astrid De Clercq

    NYC is the most beautiful city in the world, I’m glad you brought your mom with you to see it as well! I hope she’s doing okay! lots of love xo

  • Maggie

    That cupcake looks so freakin good!! I hope your mom enjoyed NYC!
    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • Bria Reece

    I LOVE Wicked and now I really want to see Aladdin. It has always been my favorite Disney movie. I’m going to NYC next weekend, I don’t think I’ll have time to squeeze it in, but it is a good reason to go back!

  • http://www.modernbeautygirl.blogspot.com/ sisi

    this is awesome! I’ve never seen aladdin before, but I really want to because I’ve heard its great! I didnt know that there was a turtle pond in central park too!
    -Sisi
    http://www.modernbeautygirl.com
    http://www.othermoderngirl.blogspot.com

  • http://www.impressionblend.com/ Marianna Neal

    Wicked is probably my favorite musical! I’m always telling everyone to go see it :)
    Really enjoying your travel posts—you take beautiful photos!

    Marianna | http://www.impressionblend.com

  • Laura S.

    Ah, I love Aladdin! I saw a version of it in March on one of the Disney Cruise ships, and it was incredible! One of my friends fell in loooooooooove with Aladdin!
    xo, Laura
    laurasbestlife.com

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  • http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/ perlasancheza

    What an amazing trip you had with your mom! I hope one day I get to see a Broadway play! 😀

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

  • Margery Ho