Even though this was our last day in the Big Apple before flying home, our flight wasn’t until late evening, so we had almost a full day to do some final exploring. We started the day by grabbing breakfast in the Park Cafe beneath the hotel. It was okay and set us up for the day, but don’t rush there on our recommendation. The first port of call was Central Park, with the challenge to ride bicycles around the entire perimeter. We toyed with two options; one of the street vendors advertising bike hire or returning to our trusty Citi Bikes option. We plumped for the latter as it offered us the additional option of picking up another pair of bikes to get down to the Hudson River for our second stop of the day.
Heading into the park on our bikes, we had no idea of the route, the distance or what to expect. Well, the route is anticlockwise and one-way, with lanes marked out for joggers, cyclists and walkers. On a Sunday morning in New York it resembled the M1 southbound around Nottingham on a Monday morning!