You don’t expect warm temperatures when you visit New York City in the midst of winter, however that’s just what we got! Join us on a tropical winter weekend in New York City!
A January Heatwave in NYC
In January we headed to one of our favourite destinations on the planet – New York City. Being mid-winter, we packed warm clothes despite the fact that we were going to Mexico straight afterwards. Unbelievably, we were greeted by a heatwave! It was unprecedented weather for that time of year and we enjoyed a walk around Central Park in short sleeves on Sunday morning.
Food Galore in Hell’s Kitchen
We stayed at the Watson Hotel located a short distance away from Central Park in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s a cool area brimming with restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. On Sunday we indulged in a delicious Mexican lunch at Mamasita’s Mexican Bar & Grill with our friends Wendy and Linda. The menu had an excellent range of vegetarian options which were much appreciated by T and the owners were friendly and welcoming. The margaritas were pretty good too.
A Walk along the Highline
As we often find ourselves doing in NYC, we trekked for miles. From our hotel, we walked along 11th Avenue to Hudson’s Yard. The area has recently been regenerated and is now home to an impressive new building which has the highest observation deck in the western world. We also had a lovely meal with our NYC friends at 44 & X at Hells Kitchen.
The Highline is an enjoyable walk at any time of the year, but especially in the winter when there are fewer people. Furthermore, the art installations change regularly and colourful street art can be seen on the buildings below. The walk is a little short of two miles and comes to an end in the Meatpacking District.
The Whitney Museum
After breakfast in a diner, we made tracks to The Whitney Museum where we perused works by Andy Warhol, Marsden Hartley and Edward Hopper. A terrace offered expansive views of the Meatpacking District and beyond.
As always we had an amazing time in NYC. We hit Fifth Avenue, checked in on the ever-present Naked Cowboy at Times Square and strolled around Greenwich Village. Before we knew it, our stay was over and it was time to head south of the border….