Exploring the Best Views in Central Park

Blogger Hoang-Kim sharing the best views in Central Park in New York City
Blue Tunic Sweater, Ultra Warm Leggings, Sole Society Boots c/o, Sole Society Beanie c/o

Blogger Hoang-Kim sharing the best views in Central Park in New York CityBlogger Hoang-Kim wearing a blue tunic sweater with Sole Society Daleena boots and chunky knit beanie Blogger Hoang-Kim wearing a blue tunic sweater with Sole Society Daleena boots and chunky knit beanie Blogger Hoang-Kim shares the best views in Central Park in New York City Blogger Hoang-Kim wearing a blue tunic sweater with Sole Society Daleena boots and chunky knit beanie Blogger Hoang-Kim wearing a blue tunic sweater with Sole Society Daleena boots and chunky knit beanie Blogger Hoang-Kim wearing the Daleena boots in Iron from Sole SocietyBlogger Hoang-Kim wearing a chunky knit beanie from Sole Society Blogger Hoang-Kim wearing a chunky knit beanie from Sole Society Blogger Hoang-Kim wears a cozy knit tunic with a chunky knit beanie

Hello from New York City! It’s been a bucket list item for years for Johnny and I to go to New York City during the holidays together. I have been several times before but unfortunately, he couldn’t tag along. This time, we are in the NYC for a good few days and are beyond excited to explore and check off some places we’ve been dying to visit! I’m partnering with Sole Society in today’s post to share some warm and comfortable pieces I’m wearing on my trip. Of course, you can’t go on a trip to New York without visiting Central Park. However, it’s quite vast and I want to save you some time. So I’m sharing the best views in Central Park and what I’m wearing to take in those views while staying warm.

On our second day in New York City, Johnny and I walked 10 miles each, which is insane! You need comfortable shoes but when you’re there during winter, you need them to be warm, too! These Daleena boots from Sole Society are comfortable because of the stacked heel. The actual insole is nice anc cushy, so these boots are ideal for walking. The Daleen boots are a great pair if you’re looking for something hitting right under the knee. This is a more conservative look but still elongates the legs. These boots are a combination of soft suede and leather, completed with a pointed toe. I’m wearing the iron color and love how versatile it is. Black boots can be a bit… expected, which is why I love this rich dark gray color.

If you have been following along on Instagram Stories, you’ll know the weather in New York City can be unpredictable. While it’s generally cold during December, it can also be rainy. Regardless of either, this chunky knit beanie is perfect for keeping your ears and head warm and dry. I love how thick the knit is on this beanie and the pom pom up top is just too adorable. Since this beanie is a cream color, it’s incredibly versatile and you can wear it with anything! Beanies are great during winter because they also mean you don’t have to really do your hair. Can I get a “YAY” for saved time!?

Best Views in Central Park

Central Park is vast. The whole park is quite stunning but if you want to make the most of your time, there are some key spots to check out. I’m sharing the best views in Central Park and exactly where we took these photos. I want to make it easy for those of you who plan to visit NYC.

Gapstow Bridge

This is exactly where the photos above were taken. Most definitely one of the best views in Central Park by far. This is a picturesque spot where you can get the famous Plaza Hotel and views of the city in the background. If you perch yourself on the ledge (please be very careful), you’ll get less people in your shots. It was raining when we took these photos, so hardly anyone was out here. However, if you go early in the day closer to sunrise, there will be less people in the park.

Grand Army Plaza & 5th Avenue

This entrance is at the bottom righthand corner of the Park and is very close to Gapstow Bridge. There are plenty of rocks or little places to stand to take photos. During fall and winter, you’re sure to get exquisitely colored trees going through their change. P.S. be sure to check the pond for the infamous Mandarin Duck!

Ledge overlooking Wollman Rink

The first photo I posted from my New York and during winter is one of the best views in Central Park because of how festive it looks. These are large rocks you can access from East Drive near 65th Street Transverse Road. It’s just south of the Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop. You have pretty much a complete view of Wollman Rink but also get the city in the background.