Activity du jour: Christmas Tree Run!!
I love that New York City has SO many Christmas trees everywhere. I thought it would be so fun to do a Christmas Tree Run and hit all the major trees, plus a few extras along the way. My friend Ali joined me and this was how it all went down!:
Start: 75th Street and Broadway
Down the Street for a quick stop at Trader Joe's:
Then we ran over to Central Park West, and ran down and across Central Park South (where a horse drawn carriage driver yells out: Rapunzel! Rapunzel!) Quick stop at the Plaza:
Then across 59th Street to the Bloomberg Building, where David the Security Guard caught me under the mistletoe:
and we saw their awesome Christmas tree in their courtyard! (the lights are so blinding in person!)
Then we had to weave in and out of thousands of people trying to head downtown to the Rockefeller Center! We ended up at Radio City just as a show was letting out and hundreds of people flooded the streets. Eventually, we made it to the most famous Christmas Tree of all! Rockefeller Center:
We continued to fend off the crowds as we tried to make it to Bryant Park. We passed this little cluster of trees on Park Ave (which is completely lined with Christmas trees):
Then we FINALLY made it to our last tree!! The Bryant Park tree-- which you can actually stand underneath! and this little angel wanted in on the fun:
Then we ran a few blocks south (again, to get away from the people), ran all the way west to Tenth Ave and set our sights North to 75th and Broadway!!
What a great success! Thanks to my gal, Ali, for such a fun run (despite the many many tourists).