Friday Five: NYC

img_1058My Friday Five topic this week is My Favorite Things To Do in NYC

It’s no secret that I love NYC and I try to visit as often as I can.  When I go, I like to be active. So here are my 5 favorites:

  1. Run In Central Park

You can either take a City Running Tour where you have a guide who tells the history of what you are seeing while you run….


our tour guide



or you can get a map and run around the park on your own. You do have to go back many times.  The park is HUGE!!!


Jackie O Reservoir



Either way, you must do it.

2. Take a Food Tour

There are quite a few that your can take.  I have done Greenwich Village and Little Italy with Best Tours (2 hour tours) and NoHo/Nolita with Foods of New York (3 hour tours).  All were excellent. You walk, learn about the history and culture of the area and EAT!! I can’t wait to do another.


Italian pastries – yum!


bagels 🙂


best pizza ever


sorry no pic of the black out cupcake but it was delish!!

3. Run a Race

There are so many to choose from.  Check out or for the schedule.



after the Dash to the Finish 5k

4. Visit a Museum

Don’t worry, the museums are large and you will get a lot of walking in.

My favorites are:


Here is a complete list of ALL the NYC museums – 

5. Take a Boat Ride

Okay, you don’t get a  lot of exercise on the boat but you can walk around when you get off.

The most popular one is the Circle Line Cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and or Ellis Island.

I love taking the Staten Island Ferry (and it’s FREE).


There are also boats that you can eat on such as the North River Lobster Company.


I could keep on going and going but I’ll just add one more:

6. Walk the streets or the High Line and people watch. 


You never know who you will see on the street. Anyone recognize him?


my BFF on The High Line



I even made my hubby walk it

I’m linking up with three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC .  Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!)  They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!

Happy Running! Have you done any of the above in NYC?  Anything else to add as your favorite?


14 thoughts on “Friday Five: NYC

  1. Ahhh you know I love this post! Thanks for featuring me as well! 🙂 I hope to see you next time you’re down here – I love how much you love the city. Great post! And you saw Trevor Noah?! SO CUTE!!


    • I’ll be down Aug 4 to go to costume exhibit at the Met and also Oct 16 to see Waitress on Broadway, Oct 23 for a college reunion and Nov 4-5 to run Dash to the Finish 5k.

      Maybe we can meet either Oct 23 or Nov 4-5.


  2. I had never thought about a food tour ! Great idea. My husband will love to do that in November.
    You always look so great in all your pictures.


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