A Walk in the Park

If you’re in NYC staying somewhere above 56th for work and you happen to find yourself with that elusive 1/2 hour or hour before your next meeting or dinner, take a walk in the park. Central Park provides a haven away from the frantic bustle and noise of Manhattan and no matter where you enter, there is something wonderful to explore.

  • If you enter more toward the south end of the park you can wander to the carousel which has been a park attraction since 1861.
  • Toward the center of the park – you’ll find the Belvidere Castle with its two balconies, giving you a birds eye view of the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond and Delacorte Theater
  • The Imagine mosaic-honoring John Lenno- is located in Strawberry Fields near 72nd on the West side
  • if you’re way up in the Upper East side, you can roam the Conservatory Gardens.

There are hundreds of things to see in the park, but you don’t need to have an attraction in mind, just get out of the hotel, put on your walking shoes and enter the magic of Central Park. Wherever you roam, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from your hectic day and be prepared for the next meeting.

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Susan Brauer

Welcome fellow Road Warriors! Like many of you, I travel for work -- A lot! But believe it or not, I actually pretty much love it. I've become a bona fide business travel tourist by finding quick things to do when I find myself with the bits of free time that we business travelers sometimes get (i.e. after meetings and before dinner.) especially if I'm in a great city like Chicago, NY or San Francisco. Because we never have much time, this blog is all about quick, easy, inexpensive/free things to do in some of the cities I travel to along with recommendations for restaurants that are great for meals with colleagues, but also perfectly comfortable for solo dining. So maybe next time you find that you have a few minutes to yourself on a business trip, before you just automatically head for your hotel room, barricade yourself in with your computer and cell phone and order room service, you'll be inspired to become a business travel tourist and start loving your business travel too. Feel free to comment on any of my posts and let me and other readers know if you have tips, or recommendations. Happy Travels!

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