TRAVEL GUIDE: NEW YORK / PART TWO
On day two of my New York mini-vacation the NYC Marathon was happening so I tried to avoid the race route. I had been enjoying so many delicious foods on the trip that I thought a walk, a VERY long walk was in order. I ended up walking over 3.5 miles through the city on a beautiful meandering stroll through the city. Here was my route...
Soho to Washington Square Park - I really love Washington Square Park, it is a manageable size with the perfect walking path around the outside. It feels like a tiny Central Park. The day I walked through there was a piano outside and a pianist playing music. I had already eaten breakfast but one of my favorite places, Oatmeals is there.
Washington Square Park to Flatiron - From the park I continued on Thompson (which turns into 5th Ave) up towards the Flatiron neighborhood. I turned right on 19th to find my favorite home store Fishes Eddy on the corner. I love the cheery, tongue-in-cheek ceramics and vintage plates. Across the street is ABC Home and Carpet which is on the pricier side but will provide endless home decor inspiration.
Flatiron to Meatpacking - From ABC Home walk back on 19th west. As I was walking I stumbled upon my favorite doughnut place ever, Dough donuts. I just had a few small donut holes and resisted a full size doughnut but boy are they amazing if you get the chance to get one. With your doughnut in hand keep walking straight. On 9th street turn left and you will be in the Meatpacking neighborhood.
Meatpacking to Chelsea Piers - After walking around the cobblestone streets of Meatpacking head up to the Highline. This park is so relaxing and would likely be one of my favorite places to hang out, if I ever lived in NYC. The pace is a lot less hectic than walking the Brooklyn Bridge as I did the day before. I strolled along admiring the just-beginning-to-turn fall foliage and taking in all of the good people watching. You can continue down the Highline for about 1 and a half miles until its end at Chelsea Piers. At that point I recommend hopping in a cab and giving those tired feet a rest.
I also had the unique opportunity to visit one of my favorite artist's Cj Hendry's shows which happened to be blocks from my hotel.
Thanks for following along on my walking tour of the westside of NYC. One more special NYC post on Friday then back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.