Friday was our final day assigned to sightseeing in NYC, It was also the last day of the New York Pass
, so we headed up to the Bronx to do a behind the scenes tour of the Yankee stadium, but when we got there it was all closed and they'd cancelled the tours, which kind of changed our plans!
We didn't fancy spending the day in the Bronx, so we headed back into Midtown Manhattan on a friends recommendation to go a visit the New York high line, an old rail route transformed into a garden above the city. So off to chelsea we went!
Whilst it was only 12 o'clock, we'd walked a fair distance and hadn't had any breakfast so when we saw Zia Maria, a cute little authentic Italian restaurant, Adam and I headed in for lunch instead. Starting with a fresh salad with dressing followed by creamy cheese pasta for Adam and mushroom and truffle oil pasta for me. It was the best meal we've had in New York, hands down!
Just down the road from Zia Maria was the New York high line, we took the lift up and walked all the way to the end, pit stopping to take in the views, find shade and eat a coconut ice lolly out in the sunshine!
The weather was amazing, if a little too hot, so we got off at the end of the High Line to explore Chelsea shops and of course, the Chelsea Food Market! Where it was a toss up between donuts or crepes - we ended up splitting a crepe, the romance
After filling our faces once again, it was time to head up to Forrest Hills Stadium for The National's open air concert. Adam's a big fan and his dad bought us tickets for Adam's Birthday, so we always knew this would pretty much be finishing the trip off. We arrived nice and early, picked up a few bags of super delicious popcorn, before taking our seats.
Daughter opened the show, then The National played. It was a great venue that was pretty much sold out so it was super busy. We uber-ed it back to our flat instead of being cramped on the subway at the end of the concert! It was great to enjoy the concert in the open air, but i'm sure glad I brought a jumper with me!
We're now spending our final two days in New York, chilling like we would back home, just doing final bits and bobs before flying back on Monday night.