Running The Central Park Half Marathon Plus A Fun To Do List Around TheCity #nycruns

I am fighting with myself where I will stay..or rather where to get a hotel room. I was thinking close to the race, but then I would also like to get a beach front hotel room in NJ. There is so much I want to see  and do in NYC this weekend before and after my Central Park Half Marathon.  Here is an activity guide I made for myself. Fun stuff I actually would enjoy doing. Will I be able to do everything on this list in 3 days? I hope so, but most likely not!

1. Brooklyn Brewery tours

2. Battery Park

3. Statue of Liberty- The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to the people of the United States as a symbol of the international friendship forged during the American Revolution.

4. Go see America's Got Talent

5. Ride on the Stanten Island Ferry

6. Visit St Patrick's Cathedral

7. Central Park - Central Park is the 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and designated New York City’s first scenic landmark in 1974.

8. Dance At Cielo Club

 9. Central Park Bike Tour - hoping they ride by the model sailboats at the Conservatory Water, the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, Belvedere Castle atop Vista Rock, or the Bow Bridge which was Completed in 1862, the Bow Bridge's cast-iron arch stretches 60 ft. over the lake, connecting Cherry Hill and the Ramble.

10. Southern Welcome Tour

11. Watch  To Catch A Thief at Film Forum - (1955) As jewel robberies proliferate in the south of France, les flics start to suspect “retired” cat burglar Cary Grant, but he’s more interested in fireworks over Cannes and fire-and-ice Grace Kelly. Perhaps Hitchcock’s most beautiful-to-look-at work, with ravishing Riviera locations in color, the two stars at their most glamorous, and a “zingy air of sophistication” (Pauline Kael). Approx. 106 min. DCP

12. Empire State Building- go to the 86th-floor observation deck around 8:30 a.m. or during lunch & dinner time so its not as busy then I need to remind myself the buy my ticket online.

13. Run The Central Park Half Marathon

14. Go See Copellia - Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this delightful tale presents a budding romance between two villagers, Frantz and Swanilda, alongside the curious workings of their eccentric neighbor Dr. CoppĂ©lius, a mad inventor who has taken to creating life-like automatons. Infatuated at the sight of the inventor's new doll, Frantz sneaks into Dr. CoppĂ©lius' workshop, and mayhem ensues.

16  Brooklyn Promenade

What did you do for fun the last time you ran a race in NYC?


  1. The Statue of Liberty tour is so worth it. You might also think about the World Trade Center Memorial. I loved Central

  2. Personally I'd skip the Statue of Liberty tour.... just take a boat ride and you'll get the best views of Lady Liberty!! If you've never been to NYC, don't miss Times Square... it's quite amazing!!

  3. I was just there for the NYC marathon in November! I tell you what -- just being there is more fun than anything I just like to wander around. I never really make plans. But the BEST vegan/raw food you'll ever have is at Pure Food & Wine in Union Square. If you go, get their minty ice cream desert. I'm not sure how they make it -- but it's the most amazing desert I've ever had! Good luck in the race!

  4. Yes I would like to go to the could I have missed that one?

  5. yea your prob right...thanks

  6. wow will definitely try tnx!

  7. wish i could come run a race in NYC some time! you will love the Brooklyn Brewery tour. I wouldn't do a statue of Lib tour. they don;t let you climb in and do much anyway. A boat tour will be better. OR you go there and walk around and see it on your own.

  8. Looks like a fun and great list! Good luck in your race this weekend!!

  9. I've been a reader of your blog for some time. Glad to see you are coming to my neck of the woods. You Are going to have great weather. Enjoy your run!!

  10. It might be too late but I'd also add:
    - See a TV taping - Colbert, SNL, Late Night, David Letterman, etc.
    - Head to Big Gay Ice Cream and grab a cone
    - Eat at either Shake Shack location and order a custard shake!


    Good luck and enjoy!

  11. Brewery tours sounds fun. I haven't been to NYC but I'm sure it will be hard to fit everything into one week. lol. Have fun!


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