New York City, also known as The Big Apple, is a place with a rich history and cultural diversity. It is a place where the past and present time meets and at the same time provides us with something to wonder about. Places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park are but only a few of those places that are being visited the most. However, there is just one problem that may hinder us from experiencing these sought-after places – how to go there. But, there is a solution, a quick guide and walking directions in New York City to take a peek at these beautiful walking destinations.
First stop would be the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, New York. If you are approaching the museum from the east side of Manhattan, you can take the 4, 5, or 6 subway train to 86th street and then you can have a walking exercise for about three blocks, approximately half a mile, west to fifth avenue. Another option would be to take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue (from uptown locations) to 82nd street or along Madison Avenue (from downtown locations) to 83rd street then you can take a stroll down to the museum. Then, if you are approaching from the west side of Manhattan, take the 1 train to 86th street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue; or take the C train to the 81st street, then the M79 bus (which is free of charge) across Central Park to Fifth Avenue, and after which you can take a leisurely walk to the museum.
Another stop would be Central Park, which is located at the center of Manhattan in New York City. It is also to be found in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With regard to how to go there, it would just take you the same route on how to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will make you a little more which is good also for the health. Within Central Park, there are a lot of views and well-known attractions, one of which is the Turtle Pond, also known as the Belvedere Pond. Go west from the Metropolitan Museum of Art along East Drive and take a right on 79th Street Transverse Road, it would take you a few minutes to wander and take in the beauty of Central Park. Upon reaching Turtle Pond, it is a place you can feast your eyes on and enjoy the habitat of some animals in the park. Along the banks of the pond, you can find the Belvedere Castle and the Delacorte Theater. Both infrastructures are added decoration to accentuate the beauty and serenity of the park. After visiting the aforementioned places, you can now continue to go Westside along 79th Street Transverse Road and after walking for a few minutes you can see the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. It is where you can enjoy and watch puppeteers bring puppets to life to tell tales about prince, princesses, genies and giants to a vast range of audiences. Then after walking to the end of the said road, you can reach the American Museum of Natural History.
These are but only some places that you can go to just by walking around and having a good time looking around the aesthetic appreciation of nature.