Travel:: NYC: Day Three

Sunday was our last full day in NYC and we wanted to make the most of it. Our poor feet had coped with a lot of walking and so we did the ultimate touristy thing- got the hop on/hop off bus. It was totally touristy but so worth it. For one price they did 4-5 different loops/tours around the city- something we would have been hard pushed to do with the time we had.

Our morning was spent on the downtown loop (I couldn't face walking it again) heading back to Battery Park to finally do the State of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Unfortunately a lot of the displays at Ellis Island were empty as they were trying to preserve the original items after the damage of Hurricane Sandy. Nonetheless I find the place fascinating- I love the quotes from the people who experienced it first hand. Also, the view from the island, looking back to the city, is pretty spectacular.

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We spent a long time on Ellis Island that we risked missing the last bus tour of the day and essentially wasting our tickets. A quick jog around Times Square and we made it! And I'm so glad we did. It was such a good tour-we saw so much-the Lincoln Centre, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Harlem, views of New Jersey, most of Central Park.

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Dinner was spent at Bryant Park with some of the nicest calamari I've had and frozen strawberry margaritas that I'm missing here in the UK. All-in-all, not a bad way to spend US Mother's Day with my own mumma.

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