After a quick stop at the hotel room, we were ready for a night out exploring! Our first stop was the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Having just entered the city, I was taken in with the simple theme statement for the cathedral website. “In the City that never sleeps, everyone needs a place to pray”
History and modern times are linked by technology when using this St. Patrick’s Cathedral tour app. Even with ongoing renovations, this is a remarkable building with interesting architecture and historical significance. After about an hour visiting and learning about this landmark, we journeyed on.
Next stop was dinner – destination Times Square! There is no better way to get into the rhythm of New York City than to be in the mix at Times Square. We had a fun walk from 5th Avenue to 7th Avenue and enjoyed the varied architecture along the route. New York style pizza was on the menu at the famous John’s Pizzaria on 44th street. Have you ever eaten pizza inside a church? This restaurant has retained the beauty of the Gospel Tabernacle Church design and features the roots and history of a structure from the late 1800’s. After our fill of pizza, we were ready to wind down for th evening and made our way back to the hotel.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral– 5th Avenue @ West 50th Street
John’s Pizzaria – Times Square/West 44th Street