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 enjoyed 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.

Street Art in Hells Kitchen

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 NY friends at 44 & X at Hells Kitchen.

Hudson’s Yard

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.

The Whitney Museum

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 up and it was time to head south of the border….

The Naked Cowboy in Times Square
Times Square

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  1. Fantastic pictures thank you for sharing, my daughter was supposed to be working and travelling around the USA this year, but due to the covid-19 that has been put back a year, she’s been to NY once with school so didn’t really do what she wanted to, I will show her this blog to give her inspiration for other places to visit.

    • Thanks Gina. We fortunately were able to get the trip before Covid-19. And every time we go we find more to do! Your daughter definitely needs to explore it for herself. Hope she can do so, very soon. Thanks for your interest.

      • As iv said to her it’s just postponed not cancelled and it gives her more time to save and see even more of the world, and your welcome, I will certainly have a look at your other posts.

  2. New York City loves tourists and misses them. Thanks for this virtual visit.

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