Take the A train or taxi up to 190th Street, where we will explore majestic, hilly northern Manhattan.
An elevator takes us up to Fort Tryon Park, whose 67 acres (about 25 ha.) features spectacular Hudson River valley views, as well as The Cloisters Museum.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. created The Cloisters, a museum of medieval religious art. It’s set in a structure that looks much like an ancient hilltop monastery.
The Cloisters is operated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which suggests admission donation of $25, though some donate less.
After 90 – 120 minutes of museum and park exploration, we take the elevator back down, then walk four blocks to Rue La Rue Café, the Golden Girls-themed restaurant, and sit for coffee or a meal!
Tour fee: $40 per person 18 or over.
$15 per person 17 or under.
Fee does not include Cloisters admission, or food/drink at Rue La Rue.
N.B. There is often a line at the cafe on weekends.