It was ten years ago now, on this blog, on this journey that I first became a cheap backpacker in New York City. I remember slumming it in a 16 bed dorm, finding all you can drink nights for $10 US and flying to Dallas for $49 US with a connection in Pittsburg as it was cheaper.
These days, I am sure if I return to New York City, my mind will be different. Despite my neglect for popular places, it’s hard not to like New York City. Indeed my second visit was also memorable, I was by now a professional travel blogger and I met up with Nomadic Matt.
One of the craziest things about backpacking in NYC is that despite all these skyscrapers everywhere and sights galore, the greenery of Central Park is often overlooked. I enjoyed my days relaxing in the Central Park and also the night time festival on Ringo Starr’s birthday at the John Lennon Imagine Gardens.
To get a great understanding of Central Park, team up with Central Park Tours NYC for an extensive insight. There are three options – 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour tours by Pedicab.
These Central Park Pedicab Tours cover all the basic places of interest, with ease and relaxation. Places such as: Tavern on the Green, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, Strawberry Fields, Sheep Meadow, Dakota Building, Summer Stage, Delacorte Theater, San Remo, Belvedere Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Great Lawn, Reservoir, Conservatory Garden, Harlem Meer, Balto Statue.
During pedicab tours an experienced guide will tell you the history of all of those places of interest. Tours of various durations cover different areas of Central Park giving you a deep and memorable insight into what this famous park is all about.
As I am writing about New York City and the USA again, it jogged my 10 years ago memory of some good times, and some photos that I never shared. It feels like a good time to show these photos from a fantastic 8 days as a novice backpacker in New York City. Times have changed, for all of us…