What to do on long layover in New York City

I’ve struck off on my penultimate flight to Europe for the year.  I’ve decided to put myself on some kind of regimented exercise plan to counteract all the fine dining I offer on my tours, ha!

So to get things started on the right foot I planned a layover in New York City for about 10 hours.  Arriving at JFK Terminal 4, I stored my bag and took the subway to Central Park.

New York Central Park Jog On RouteA beautiful Sunday afternoon in Central Park NYCThere, I put in about 7 miles on a jog through the park from bottom to top.  Oh, I forgot to mention I purchased a Fitbit activity tracker watch to keep me on track and chart my progress.  You can see by the route map below, I didn’t quite figure out the GPS tracking on this first test… there are some lapses in the tracking.

I hopped back on the subway and traveled all the way down to the Financial District and World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial site to put in another 3 miles of walking (at a McGuffin pace).

The New World Trade CenterBack on the subway at 7:00 pm and at JFK by 8:00 pm.  I collected my bag, went back through security and headed to the Delta Sky Club where it pays to have perks from flying so much.  They have showers, so… I showered and came out clean and refreshed.

My flight departed at 11:00 pm, ugh, so late.  I slept for 4 hours, skipped the Delta breakfast and was on Irish soil by 11:00 am.  Your Adventure Starts Here!

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David McGuffin established David McGuffin's Exploring Europe, Inc. in 2001 to formally offer European tours. Since then, he has taken several thousand satisfied customers on memorable and educational tours to Europe.

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