There’s endless things to see and do in The City That Never Sleeps but some things can’t go a miss
If you’re heading to New York City and want to ensure you don’t miss any of the best bits, then check out these ten sights that you can’t go home without seeing.
There’s endless fun to be had in the Big Apple and you won’t be short of things to do. But to avoid FOMO, make sure the following are firmly in your plans.
Empire State Building
Asides from the Statue of Liberty, there’s nothing that symbolises New York City more than the Empire State Building.
At one time, the tallest building in the world and in central Manhattan, the skyscraper’s top deck gives you breathtaking panoramic views of the whole of New York.
Even if you have a fear of heights, it’s a truly unmissable experience as you take in how colossal New York really is and a bird’s eye view of Central Park.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
You don’t simply want to visit the Statue of Liberty and take in its true size, but also absorb the history surrounding immigration into New York on Ellis Island.
A very short ferry journey from south Manhattan will take you to the Statue of Liberty before following on to Ellis Island where you can visit the museum as part of the immigration inspection station.
And if that’s not enough, you’ll also be amazed by the alternative perspective you’ll gain of NYC as you look back across the river at the seemingly endless row of skyscrapers.
If you’re a fan of park or country walks, you’ll get the breathtaking best of both worlds with the distant views of skyscrapers in the background.
It’s arguably one of the best, if not the best, parks in the world with a large lake and endless walking routes as you weave your way through the most natural part of New York City.
Central Park is truly a sight and experience to behold. Best of all, it costs nothing.
If you don’t make it to Times Square then have you even been to New York City?
Times Square epitomises what the city is about – lively, entertaining, busy and world famous.
There are endless places to grab selfies, food, drinks and catch extremely talented street performers in action.
It’s easy to forget how big of a landmark Brooklyn Bridge is when you consider those listed above – it’s size and the views it offers as it takes you over to the borough of Brooklyn are truly outstanding.
You can never get too many perspectives of New York City and there’s plenty to explore in Brooklyn also, if you have the time.
On it’s own, the Freedom Tower is worth your time to simply look at. Stand directly beneath the skyscraper and it’ll appear as if it never ends.
But there is more history to this landmark, formally known as the One World Trade Centre, as it stands in place of the original ‘Twin Towers’ which were destroyed in the tragic 2001 terror attacks.
It is also located next to the 9/11 memorial which is a breathtaking experience on its own.
Name a more famous train station than Grand Central…
Its large atrium makes it truly the grandest train station you’ll experience.
Top of the Rock
If you want another taste of the Manhattan skyline and an alternative perspective on the Empire State Building, then Top of the Rock is the place to be.
Again, an opportunity for a panoramic view of the city, while being able to grab the best possible photos of the Empire State Building.
Madison Square Garden
Sports and music fans are in for a treat with a tour of the famous Madison Square Garden.
The modern building is home to some of the biggest sporting and music events worldwide and you can also see NBA side New York Knicks and NHL’s New York Rangers in action if you’re lucky.
Hard Rock Cafe
Love your music? Then you’ll love the Hard Rock Cafe.
See real outfits worn by some of world’s biggest musical icons while enjoying great food and drinks.
If you’ve already experienced a Hard Rock Cafe in another city, this is certainly one you can’t afford to miss.
If you’ve got any more New York attractions that you feel are worth suggesting, let us know in the comments below.
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