New York, New York!
Fabulous New York, probably one of the most famous cities in the world. When it comes to things to do in New York, you will be spoiled for choice. Do you love to shop until you drop? Are you a Sex in the City Fan? Is amazing architecture your thing or is hitting Broadway to see a show more up your street? We’ve come up with the top things to do in New York, that we feel should be on your list. If it is your first time in the Big Apple, you will definitely want to see The Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty…
The Hop on Hop off bus, is a great way to get about whilst in New York. If you don’t mind the traffic, the four routes incorporate all the major attractions of Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn and The Bronx. Additionally, a night tour is included. The tour guides are great. If you want an enthusiastic, informative and highly entertaining commentary, then look no further.
If you are in the market for a walking tour, Free tours by foot offer over thirty different options. These range from history tours, to foodie experiences, street art and even New York by bike! We have taken several of these tours, worldwide and they have, without exception, been fantastic.
Did you know one in every thirty-eight Americans lives in New York City? Furthermore, they drink more than seven times the amount of coffee than the rest of America! Additionally, New York City is not just home to over eight million people, it also has the worlds highest concentration of peregrine falcons. Oh, and New York is home to inventions such as; toilet paper, chewing gum, marshmallows and gold teeth.
Whatever you choose to do whilst in this iconic city, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. You can even become a Ghostbuster! Fans might enjoy the Ghostbuster Experience at Madame Tussauds. It is a virtual reality, interactive, immersive experience. Extremely silly, decidedly hilarious, especially when in competition with friends and family.
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The Statue, a gift from France is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Make reservations if you want to climb to the crown. Alternatively take the Staten Island ferry to view Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline for free!
Stand on the 86th or 102nd floor for unparalleled views of the city. Watch the sun set over Manhattan, or play spot the iconic buildings. Stroll through the Art Deco lobby, learn about the history of the Empire State and make your own memories.
Times Square dubbed the 'crossroads of the world.' It's the place where crowds gather and celebrate. Get tickets for a Broadway show, eat at one of the many restaurants or grab a cocktail and listen to some live music.
Take a walking tour of some of Manhattans oldest neighbourhoods, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. See the cast iron buildings of SoHo, grab a pizza from Lombardi's and bag a bargain if you can brave the street vendors in Chinatown.
New York! Probably one of the most famous cities in the world. It's fast paced, noisy, exciting and a whirlwind for the senses. Prepare to be wowed!
High Line, a public park built on the old freight rail line on Manhattans West Side. The 1.45 mile playground is filled with green spaces, outdoor art, and a packed calendar of events. Take a walking tour to find out more, then sit back and enjoy.
Aside from the art collection the Guggenheim itself is one of the most significant architectural designs of the 20th century. This iconic building houses an ever growing collection of impressionist, early modern and contemporary art.
Pay your respects at the 9/11 memorial and museum and remember those who lost their lives during the terror attacks of 1993 and 2001. The two pools are set on the site of the twin towers and are the largest manmade waterfalls in North America.
Take a break from hectic Manhattan and head to Central Park. Hire a boat on the lake in summer or ice skate in winter. Ride the restored carousel, check out the Alice in Wonderland statue or simply people watch in Sheep Meadow.
* High line photo by David Berkowitz, is licensed under CC by 4.0
The city that never sleeps…
We love New York. In the city that never sleeps, there is never a dull moment. Most of all, it’s a city that is very much alive and kicking. You are sure to discover your very own favourite things to do and will probably want to return time and time again to do everything else!
We used the Top 10 New York City (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) to plan our trip.
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