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It’s a bit cold in New York City now but once spring hits, tourists will flood this famous city. The Big Apple offers attractions for anyone and everyone! Here are some of our favorite attractions within the city.
There are many famous attractions in this city and it’s likely that you’ve heard of the majority of them. First up is the Empire State Building, which is an infamous part of the NYC skyline. Stop here for a view from the top but be prepared for some of the lines to be a bit long. The Brooklyn Bridge is also an iconic structure in NYC. The pedestrian bridge is an extremely popular site with excellent views of the city.
Also well known is the 843-acre Central Park located in the middle of Manhattan. The park is thriving through every season, whether it’s sunbathers in the summer time or ice skaters in the winter time. You may choose to hop on a carriage ride, bike tour, or walk throughout the park. Another popular landmark is of course, the Statue of Liberty, which has many crowds so be prepared to wait in line for the ferry and at the landmark itself. Be sure to stop by Rockefeller Center for great shopping in the area or if you’d like, ride an elevator to the Top of the Rock for an excellent view. Speaking of shopping, Fifth Avenue is the place to be.
Grand Central Terminal is more than 100 years old and is the main transit hub for thousands of NYC commuters everyday. If you plan to ride the subway between attractions, you may be lucky enough to have a stop in the Grand Central Station. Another infamous landmark is of course Times Square, which is a thriving hub in addition to being the general area you’d visit if you plan to catch a Broadway show.
Another landmark worth a visit is Wall Street and while you’re in the area, we’d definitely recommend stopping by the 9/11 Memorial. The Memorial is well put together and features a museum. If you’ve just enjoyed a delicious meal, consider taking a walk on the High Line, which was built on an abandoned railway track and features green space and great city views.
Speaking of great meals. If you are a foodie, the city has some of the best restaurants in the U.S., if not the world. Prior to leaving home, be sure to make reservations at the restaurants you definitely want to visit and keep in mind that some restaurants have rules about reservations such as reservations not opening up until 30 days prior to the day you’d like to visit. Check with each restaurant to be sure. For a list of the best restaurants in the city, check this site out.
The city has a plethora of famous museums. First up is the American Museum of Natural History which offers dinosaur displays in addition to gem displays. Next up is the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, which houses masterpieces from Manet, Picasso, and Chagall. Finally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or “The Met” features famous art collections.
We hope you enjoy your trip to NYC!