Day Four in New York City: Central Park, Ellen’s Diner and Strawberry Fields

When we woke up on our fourth and final day in the Big Apple, we were all too aware that we only had a few more hours to enjoy this magnificent metropolis. So, we decided we’d have to make the most of them.

Side of Sound of Sound of Music with brekkie, plz

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First, we headed out for a hearty breakfast. If you’re anything like me and prefer your eggs with a side of show tunes,  I’d recommend trying Ellen’s Stardust Diner. This unique venue is staffed by wannabe Broadway talents who serenade diners as they eat. They even take requests!

After being thoroughly entertained we spent the next few hours wandering around Central Park. Because of the, now perilously icy, snow, we decided against exploring on bike. So, instead, we strolled around the southern section of the park by foot.

I must admit, I had no idea how many sights there are to see in the park alone. And, in our limited time, we took in the lake, which was spectacularly frozen, Bethesda Terrace, and Belvedere Castle.

We also made time to pay our homages to John Lennon at the Strawberry Fields memorial. After that, we crossed the road to take a look at the Dakota Buildings, where Lennon lived and, sadly, died. However, workmen had covered the building in scaffolding, so we didn’t get to see that much.

Once we’d finished up there, our time in New York was sadly drawing to an end. So after grabbing a bite to eat at Bareburger, we picked up our luggage and headed back to JFK in a yellow cab. The perfect way to end a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City.

To see what we got up to on our first, second and third days in New York, check out my other posts.

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