Several friends had mentioned the Cloisters as a cool place to visit, so when Dave's cousin Tim came to visit for the weekend we decided to head up there for the afternoon. We walked across the park to catch the train up to the northern most part of Manhattan.
Fort Tryon Park runs along the west side of the island, with sweeping views of the Hudson and New Jersey.
The Cloisters themselves are located at the north end of the park, so you walk along these winding paths and through a big park before you come to the actual museum buildings.
There were tons of people with picnic baskets and blankets, so clearly it's a popular daytrip destination.
And you know how much I love copping a squat! Safe to say we'll be back, picnic provisions in tow.
The Cloisters is a branch of The Met, so our annual passes will get us in! The collection here is devoted to Medieval art and architecture, and there's a fully enclosed garden at the center of all the buildings where they often host formal events.
Look, it's the Bronx!