Norwalk, CT to NYC
September 15, 2015
Yes, we cringe when we hear the term “Big Apple,” too. But there’s something so appropriate about an apple-themed post this fall!
After detailing our favorite ways to celebrate fall in Norwalk, we figured it’s time to talk about one of our favorite day trip destinations--NYC.
We’re sharing our favorite things to see and do in a day in one of the greatest cities on the earth. It's a hub for arts, music, and museums, and every day spent there could be completely different.
All it takes is a relaxing train ride from Norwalk CT to NYC’s Grand Central Station. Starting from your luxury Fairfield County apartment, it should take about an hour and 20 minutes. (Note: there’s so much to see in NYC, we’ve decided to focus our itinerary on Lower Manhattan.)
Take a Walk on the High Line
Directions: Grand Central to High Line (cab|15 minutes)
Ahh, the High Line. This nature-filled walking path used to be a railroad. Though it can get clogged with tourists, particularly during the summer months, it’s well worth a visit. A good solution? The morning is a great time to go, as fewer tourists are up and at ‘em. Start at 28th Street, and prepare to enjoy a blissfully easy walk alongside surprising amounts of foliage.
Lunch in Chelsea Market
Directions: 28th Street High Line to Chelsea Market (walk|15 minutes)
Stroll down the High Line until you reach 16th Street (crosses with 10th), then descend into the buzzing city once again. You’re right next to the lovely Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District, so step inside and wander through Manhattan Fruit Exchange, Anthropologie, Chelsea Wine Vault, and plenty more unique shops. If you’re feeling hungry, stop to grab a bite at one of the many eateries inside.
Discover Smaller Museums
Directions: Chelsea Market to Whitney Museum (walk|8 minutes)
Directions: Whitney Museum to Rubin Museum (cab|8 minutes)
It’s hard to leave Chelsea Market--but there will be plenty of time to return if when you live at a Connecticut apartment within commuting distance of the city. This afternoon, it’s time to dive into arts and history! New York is full of the best museums and cultural institutions, but we’re going to focus on two of the lesser-knowns today:
First, to the Whitney Museum of American Art. The avant-garde art inside is only a part of this masterpiece. Revel in beautiful architecture, landscaping, and lighting, and a fantastic view.
Next, we’re heading east to the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea to soak up six levels of astounding art from centuries past. The collection of Himalayan art here is glorious, but the crowds are few. Enjoy at your leisure, and grab a coffee at the cafe if you like.
Directions: Rubin Museum of Art to SoHo (cab|8 minutes)
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s never too early to start Christmas shopping--and SoHo is an ideal spot to find the highest quality clothes, tech, and accessories. These are gifts your friends and family will be truly excited to receive. (Yes, even the hard-to-shop-for teens.) Broadway is a good place to start--it’s lined with big names like Bloomingdales and Topshop. But don’t limit yourself--feel free to wander up and down West Broadway, Grand, and Mercer where one-of-a-kind boutiques are often tucked away waiting to be discovered.
Now that you’re likely thoroughly tired (and your feet hurt), it’s time to head back home to your cozy Connecticut apartment. Take the 6 train or a cab all the way up to Grand Central Station, and catch the train back the way you came. Isn’t it incredible to have public transportation so accessible? We think so.
For this and so many other reasons, there’s no better place to live than The Waypointe. Get in touch with us today with questions, or if you’d like to start the leasing process for your dream apartment.