Central Park, New York

Central Park, New York

Central Park is one of the most iconic landmarks of New York City. This expansive 843-acre green space surrounded by skyscrapers of Manhattan – beautiful through all seasons and weather – is a wonderful place to connect with nature in the middle of the big city.

Home to many attractions including lakes, forests, meadows, sculptures, and monuments, it offers a variety of activities for park visitors to enjoy. This place attracts millions of tourists every year and is one of the favorite locations for New Yorkers to escape from the busy and often stressful city life.

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Central Park, New York
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Central Park, New York
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Central Park, New York

The area is vast and deserves at least a day to explore and experience the plentiful delights the park has to offer. Let me take you through some of the “must visits” when at the Central Park.

The Mall – The beautiful promenade lined with towering American elm trees is a perfect place for taking a stroll. At the southern end of the Mall is the Literary Walk which is flanked by statues of renowned literary figures including William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Burns and many others. It is also a spot for street performers, roller-skaters. skate-boarders and vendors. There are benches placed for visitors to relax & soak in the beautiful atmosphere.

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The Mall, Central Park, New York
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The Mall, Central Park, New York
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The Mall, Central Park, New York
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The Mall, Central Park, New York

Dairy – The Victorian Gothic style structure was constructed in 1870 to provide milk and snacks to children as during those times fresh milk was difficult to get at any place in the city. Now it serves as an Information Centre, providing details about the park, its events, activities etc. It also houses a Gift shop where beautiful souvenirs can be purchased.

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The Diary, Central Park, New York

Bethesda Terrace – This architectural marvel, is one of the key highlights of the park. The walls and pillars of the terrace are adorned with intricate sculptures. Many of the city’s finest street musicians can be seen performing there as this place provides a wonderful backdrop and natural acoustics for them to perform. Grand Bethesda Fountain, also known as ‘Angel of the Waters’, located nearby gives additional beauty to this place.

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Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York
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Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York
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Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York
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Grand Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York
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Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York

Belvedere Castle – Perched high atop Vista Rock, is the second-highest natural elevation point in Central Park; this little stone castle offers breathtaking vistas of the park and the Manhattan skyline.

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Belvedere Castle, Central Park, New York

The Lake – This large, beautiful lake is the most popular place to hang out. Rowboats can be rented for boating to experience the beauty of the area surrounding the lake. There is also a restaurant and bar – Loen Boathouse overlooking the lake for those who would like to stop by for some delicious food and drinks while enjoying the magnificent view of the lake.

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The Lake, Central Park, New York
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Central Park, New York

These are a few keys attractions in this sprawling park. Take your pick and explore the beauty and grandeur of this park at your own pace…it is a must visit place even if appears too expansive to explore at the first look…

 

The Picture Perfect Village of Lewiston, New York

The Picture Perfect Village of Lewiston, New York

Located just a few miles drive from Niagara Falls, nestled along the Niagara River, overlooking Toronto and the Lake Ontario, the village of Lewiston is a must-visit place to relax, shop and dine, when in Niagara.

Picturesque and vibrant Lewiston is perfect for a leisurely stroll along its main avenue lined with art galleries, boutique outlets, local gift and antique shops housed in beautiful homes and old historic buildings. Enjoy delightful food and local delicacies in its popular restaurants, charming bakeries & cafes, and get a glimpse of the history of New York State through several landmarks which captures important moments in history and depict its key role in the war of 1812 and other momentous events.

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Travel and Adventure Show 2018, Bay Area, USA

Travel and Adventure Show 2018, Bay Area, USA

America’s favorite travel event! Visit this show where thousands of vacation options, both international and domestic, are showcased by top travel and tour suppliers that can be explored by occasional and seasoned travelers alike; attend a range of engaging and informative talk shows hosted by world-class travel experts and celebrity travel authors including Pauline Frommer, Samantha Brown and Rick Steves under a single roof; get a glimpse of culture from various destinations around the globe through musical shows and other expressions of performing art.

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Chicago through my lens…

Chicago through my lens…

Chicago, also known as the Windy City and Chi-town is the third largest city in the United States behind New York City and Los Angeles. It lies along the shores of the gorgeous Lake Michigan and offers a wide range of things to do and see. Awe-inspiring architecture, glittering skyline, world-class museums, excellent shopping districts, famed local cuisine, vibrant music – jazz, blues et al, beautiful beaches and waterfront parks combined with down to earth culture and friendly locals make a great destination choice for visitors and locals alike. There’s something for everyone to make any visit to this city fun, exciting and memorable.

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The Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

The Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

Set inside San Francisco’s iconic Ferry building, this specialty marketplace is frequented and loved by locals, ferry commuters, savvy chefs, and tourists alike. It features an incredible variety of boutique shops, eclectic food outlets and handmade craft products, and showcases the local flavor of Bay Area’s products, and is a perfect spot for avid food lovers.

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Visit to Boudin Bakery, San Francisco

Visit to Boudin Bakery, San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the country’s best food cities offering a wide range of eating options – world-class restaurants, cafes, bistros, and even food trucks. However, a visit to San Francisco is incomplete without savoring its Sourdough bread bowl filled with delicious Clam Chowder – San Francisco’s quintessential culinary delight.

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