There are many exciting things to do in new york. You can plan your itinerary based on these must-visit places in New York.
New York is truly a city of dreams – with its skyscrapers telling you to look upwards and touch the sky. It is a pinnacle of fashion, a confluence of cultures and a treasury of art. The buildings in New York are living symbols of creativity and skill – each unique in its itself and embellished with extraordinary design. For a visitor, this city has a lot to offer. If you are visiting New York, you won’t be able to cover every tourist spot. Hence, below are ten must-visit places in New York that should be embedded in your itinerary.
- Statue of Liberty
This is a world famous sculpture situated at Liberty Island, and you need to take a Ferry to reach there. You can take tickets of ground, pedestal or the crown. The copper statue was a gift from France, and it is an icon of Freedom. It is a sight to behold. There is a pathway circling the statue, you can walk on it and take pictures from any angle. The Newyork city, with its soaring buildings, looks beautiful from this island. The Ferry ride to reach the island adds to the amusement.
- Empire State Building
It is the tallest building in New York and provides panoramic views of the entire city.
At night, the city appears as if bejeweled with sparkling gems. You can go to either 86th floor or 102nd floor. It is preferable to visit 86th floor because it is an outdoor observatory. Along with the breathtaking views, you can enjoy the weather too.
- Madame Tussauds
Do you wish to meet your favorite celebrities? You cannot meet them in real but you can experience how they look in real life. The wax statues at Madame Tussauds seem so alive. The statues have the exact height, body structure, and facial features as the celebrity.
The celebrities are from all areas – Hollywood, Bollywood, Musicians, artists, politicians, historical leaders, sports personalities, TV artists. You can get your selfies clicked with your favorite stars. It is an awesome experience and of course, you will witness great artistic skill. Each one is a masterpiece created with great precision.
- Times Square
This is a spot where everyone who is visiting New York will definitely post a check-in on Facebook. It is a lively place with numerous stores, shopping centers, and exquisite restaurants. You can also spot some people performing road shows. The famous red steps at times square is a perfect place to just sit, relax and enjoy the glamour around you. This place is busy even during the night hours. Here, you will feel as if this city never sleeps.
- Central Park
Amidst the concrete jungle, you will find a place that exhibits a whiff of green. Amidst ambitious faces, running after their career with no time to spare, you will find people who are calmly relaxing. Here the time just stops and gives you space to breathe. Yes, this heaven is called central park. When you visit this place, you really feel refreshed. The reason is the drastic change that you witness when you step inside the park. The world outside its periphery is the stark opposite. This park is huge and too tough to cover on foot. So, cycling is a better option. The lakes inside the park offer boating experience.
- Brooklyn Bridge
This is an architectural masterpiece. You can walk across the bridge. There is a separate area designated for bikes and pedestrians. But be prepared to walk and wear flats. It takes time to cross the bridge on foot.
- Manhattan Skyline
If you walk down the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side, you can witness Manhattan Skyline. It looks wonderful in the evening.
The picture above is taken from a park near Brooklyn Bridge. The Manhattan skyline gleams over water. It is the most beautiful view in New York. There is a restaurant and an ice cream shop too near this little park.
- American Museum of Natural History
I am not a great fan of Museums, but this is a must-visit place. If you are indifferent to History, science or culture, this place will instigate curiosity in you. This Museum is huge and cannot be covered in a day. It is called Museum of Natural history, but it has everything – Animals, Dinosaurs Fossils, Real Meteorites, Expensive Gems, Minerals, Cultural artifacts and almost everything that you can imagine. If you plan to visit this place, make sure you have sufficient time. It takes almost a complete day if you want to enjoy it fully.
- Broadway Show
If you are interested in Musical shows, then you must experience a broadway show. It takes you to a captivating world of Art and music. The shows are around 2 hours each (on an average) and cost around 100 dollars. Hence, it is an expensive affair but a good experience.
- Rockefeller Center
It is a place for Shopping and dining, and also has an observation deck. You can plan to visit empire state building at night and Rockefeller center observation deck in the day. This place is a famous attraction during Christmas because of the Christmas Tree which is shown in most movies. From the top of Rockefeller center, entire Central Park is visible – a huge patch of green in the silver city. During the fall season, the view gets better.