Camp is over. You’ve cried so many tears you’re not sure you have any water left in your body. You’ve driven down the road from camp thinking about all the amazing experiences you had at camp…but now you’re on to the next adventure. Post camp travel! With 30 days post camp travel time available you can make the most of the USA. Many applicants will travel with other friends they’ve made at camp and a lot of Wild Packers will head to the big lights of New York for a few days.
So, what’s the best of the best to do in the city?
Central Park– Open for more than 150 years the 843 acres of beautiful greenery attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every day! The park is open from 6am until 1am every day and has a whole host of things to do including bike rides, horse and carriage rides, hanging out in Strawberry Fields, the zoo, paddle around the lake on a boat or gondola, enjoy some ice skating or simply stroll around!
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum– A tribute to the almost 3,000 people who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attack that shocked New York and the world to it’s core. A poignant and thought provoking memorial which includes twin reflecting pools which sit in the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of those who died in both the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed around the edge of the pool.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art– 5000 years worth of art in a building which covers more than 2,000,000 square feet. The impressive works of art on display in The Met are definitely worth a look!
Top of the Rock Observation Deck– Pick a clear day and you can see for miles! The unobstructed views allow views of Central Park, midtown and downtown Manhattan. Beat the crowds and go early or late to see the night time lights.
Grand Central Terminal– Channel your inner Serena van der Woodsen and stroll through the beautifully grand train station. Shops and restaurants galore as well as year round events. Meet your friends by the clock and take in the wonderful sites.
The High Line– Open year round the old historic freight train tracks have been transformed into an elevated public park in the wonderful west side of Manhattan. Near Chelsea Market, Hell’s Kitchen and Greenwich Village the park allows you to take a breath from the busy bustle of the New York City streets.
Broadway Shows– Hundreds of musicals and plays offers hours and hours of entertainment. Head to some of the most popular Broadway shows and sing along to the classics!
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