The City That Never Sleeps

On Saturday morning we began our day with delicious fresh bagels with cream cheese from “Absolute Bagels” at 107st and Broadway.  A busy place but close enough to central park that we were able to head there with our bagels for a breakfast picnic.

Afterwards we headed across the park to 5th avenue and began our almost 70 (ouch) block walk (it was quite the walking day).  Our first exciting stop was to take some pictures outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then head down and check out the giant SAQ Toy Store (a child’s dream).  We were greeted there by guys dressed up as toy soldiers and got the chance to dance on the giant piano.

While walking further down 5th avenue we saw the ritzy plaza hotel as well as expensive clothing and  jewelry stores such as Saks, Tiffany’s and Cartier.

After finishing our very long (and by this time painful) stroll down 5th avenue we headed to Duffy Square in Times Square to join the long 3pm line to buy discounted broadway tickets.

Luckily the line moved very quickly and we waited only just over an hour and ended up snagging 40% off tickets to see Sister Act starring Raven-Symone (That’s So Raven).

After that we still had time to kill so we checked out all the exciting touristy spots nearby such as Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Centre and Grand Central Station.

For dinner we ended up at Applebee’s, a typical family restaurant that is conveniently located right in the theatre district and had enough seating so that we didn’t have to wait.  Afterwards we headed to the Broadway Theatre to see the show which was hilariously funny with some very talented singing.  Before heading to the bus after the show we stopped by Times Square again to see it all lit up.

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