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New York Days 5 & 6: High Line park, Chelsea Market, 230 Fifth, MSG tour and home time

High line park sophie

On our last full day in New York we decided to checkout the High Line Park and Chelsea Market.

The high line is a great place to escape the city’s hustle and bussle. You can walk along the old train tracks and admire all the quirky surrounds such as art, greenery, building and the different views. Its also a great place to sun bathe in the summer but it wasn’t warm enough for that this time!

Sophie high line park

After walking the full length of the high line we went to Chelsea Market for lunch. Its a hard decision trying to decide what to eat there as there are so many options, all which look just as appealing as each other. In the end we decided we had a mutual craving for pizza so we settled on an Italian called. We got the most amazing pizza and a truffle pasta. It was honestly the nicest pasta I have ever tasted and I wish I knew how to re create my own. Somehow, we then managed desert with some yummy ice cream.

Chelsea market

Chelsea market foodChelsea market ice cream

Later that night, we decided to head to 230 Fifth. This is my favorite rooftop in New York. I hadn’t been here before in the winter so I wasn’t sure what to expect of the rooftop but it was truly great with igloo’s to sit in and red robes to keep customers warm. One of the drinks we got was a mint hot chocolate with vodka. It was the tastiest drink and perfect for keeping us warm on the roof. Eventually we headed inside for one last drink in the bar/night club.

230 fifth  Sophie 230 ffith rooftop

On day five our trip came to an end. But with an afternoon flight we were able to make the most of our morning with some last minute shopping in Victoria Secret and Macy’s AND managed to fit in a tour of Madison Square Gardens.

New york knicks changing room

The tour is will be loved by an sports fans, which we are not however we both really enjoyed seeing the empty arena and the Knicks basketball court be erected as well as the team locker rooms. Our tour guide also brought us into the VIP suites which I can guarantee will be by only time being here with a cost of over …… dollars! Hearing the history of the gardens and the surprising facts really made it a great tour, sports fan or not.

New york knicks changing room

After a busy but productive morning we headed back to our hotel to check out before getting a taxi to JFK.

Sophie off to the airport

Read more:

Day 1 & 2: New York Days 1 & 2: Arriving, Times Square, Jersey Gardens, Refinery Rooftop and the Empire State Building

Day 3: Grand Central Station, Brooklyn Bridge, Helicopter, One World Tour

Day 4: Central park, the boat house, the met steps, 5th avenue, Top of the Rock, Matilda Broadway show

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