We started our second full day in NYC with a visit to Grand Central Station - an obvious choice for two people new to the city. The centre of the station is cavernous! It's huge. And it's packed full of people on their way in or out of the city every day. The architecture of the building is beautiful - the large windows bringing in lots of gorgeous light, and the ceiling is painted a lovely turquoise colour with an astronomical design painted on it.
After Grand Central Station we headed to the Rockefeller Center, a complex of 19 commercial buildings built by the Rockefeller family in the 1930s (and the setting for one of our favourite shows - 30 Rock! Seeing the Prometheus statue will always lead to a humming of the theme tune...)
In the morning we booked combo tickets for the Top of the Rock and the Rockefeller Center Tour.
We were lucky enough to be taken round by Christine Roussel, the lady who wrote the book The Art of Rockefeller Center, and she was a fantastic tour guide!
There is a wealth of art all around the Rockefeller Center and without the tour we certainly wouldn't of discovered half of it - parts of the tour even took you inside buildings you wouldn't normally go in. If you're ever lucky enough to go to NYC, definitely do this!
To go to the Top of the Rock costs the same as the Empire State Building but, in my opinion, you still get an amazing view, that includes the iconic Empire State Building, and avoid the huge queues! Especially if you do the tour first, and then you get taken straight to the top afterwards - it's certainly a perk!
After all that fresh air above NYC we headed to Bond Street in Soho to visit the New York store of the company Andrew works for, before ending a wonderful day with dinner at Lombardi's - which was without a doubt some of the best pizza I've ever had! So. Much. Cheese! *swoon*