Travel Diary | NYC 2017 | Day 6 and 7 – High Line & Chelsea Market
2nd February 2018
This is the final post of my New York Travel Diary series. I have decided to combine our final two days into one post because we took these days a lot slower.
Here is day 6 AND 7. The High Line, Chelsea Market and a place that sells nothing but Mac and Cheese.
By the time the weekend arrived we were absolutely broken. We were tired and our legs hurt so much. But fortunately we had managed to tick off all the major items on our to do list earlier in the week.
Never the less, we were determined to continue with our adventures, and after a lie in on Saturday morning we walked over to the High Line, calling in a Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast on the way. We also stumbled across this amazing street market where people were selling all sorts of antiques. Of course, I managed to find some vinyl records to browser through!
The High Line is an elevated park that was created on what use to be to be a railway line. It’s a really tranquil place away from the madness of the city.
As you can probably tell from these photos, the weather was a little overcast on this day, but it was still warm.
We walked along the High Line until we reached Chelsea Market, which is a huge indoor market and food hall.
I absolutely loved this place, and could have easily spend a day in there browsing. I bought a couple of Police vinyl records that I hadn’t seen before and they were relatively inexpensive.
We arrived at the market about lunch time, so the food hall was packed. There looked like so many amazing places to eat, but we just grabbed some dollar pizza after we left the market.
We took a very slow walk back to the hotel with lots of breaks along the way. Back at the hotel we ended up having an afternoon nap, and then sat on the side of the bath with our feet soaking in the water to try and relieve some of the pain. I still can’t get over how much walking we did that week, and how my hip managed to hold up so well!
In the evening we just fancied something light for dinner, so we went to Panera. I love watching Shelly Coco’s videos on YouTube (she’s a Brit living in New York) and she often goes to Panera, so I really wanted to try it out. We ordered our food to come in bread bowls but they had run out, so they gave us loads of free bread that was delicious!
One of my absolutely highlights from our trip to New York was when we left Panera and it pouring with rain. It’s was the tail end of Hurricane Harvey. I hadn’t packed an umbrella because it wasn’t raining when we left the hotel, but I did have two plastic ponchos in my bag that we picked up for free on the tour bus earlier in the week.
So we put them on and ran back to the hotel in the pouring rain. We looked like two giant condoms but I remember smiling the whole way back because I thought it was hilarious. By the time we arrived back at the hotel, we both looked a complete state, and the hotel lobby was full of really smartly dressed people because there was a wedding party at the hotel. It was so funny!
Our last full day in New York began with another lie in. I think it had rained all night, and was still raining by the time we came to leave the hotel.
I believe most New Yorkers go out for brunch at the weekend. We went out for Mac and Cheese!
We’d been watching a TV show the night before all about the best places to eat in the US if you love cheese, and one of those places was a Mac and Cheese restaurant in New York. So obviously, being the cheese lovers that we are, we went out to find it!
It’s called S’MAC, and luckily for us it was within walking distance from our hotel.
I can confirm it was delicious! Tyrone went for the original Mac and Cheese, while I had one called the Cheeseburger which had bits of beef in it.
After lunch we ended up back in Times Square. I feel like we ended up in Times Square every day one way or another! The novelty of walking through that place does start to wear off after a while. It kind of zaps all your energy.
We popped into a few shops including Hersey’s World (again!) to stock up on chocolate. We can get get the majority of the Hersey’s range in the UK, and it’s not actually that expensive, but we wanted to get some to take back to work with us and share with our colleagues.
For our last night in New York, we decided to go back to the Counter in Times Square for a meal as it was one of our favourite places to eat. Again, the food was amazing, and it was the perfect end to our incredible holiday.
And so Monday arrived and it was time to go home. The airport transfer was booked to pick us up around lunch time, so we spent the morning sitting in Bryant Park, eating pretzels and reminiscing about the holiday.
I have to admit, I got quite emotional. It had been the most amazing holiday, and nothing went wrong! That week was by far the best week of 2017, and it was exactly what I needed after the stress of settling my legal case, losing my nan and buying a house in the months before.
I really hope you have enjoyed this New York Travel Diary series. I’m sorry if it seemed like I dragged it out for a long time (like 6 months!).