3 most awesome things to do in New York City
Traveling to New York City is a visitor’s dream getaway trip. However, those who visit this magical city may feel overwhelmed with the variety of things to see and do. Tourists could probably spend a week in New York City and not get past the first few blocks with the number of historical landmarks, sightseeing excursions and photographic possibilities. Whether you’re a novice, or a seasoned veteran, here are the top three things to do while in New York City.
Take in the Historical Landmarks
No visit to New York City is complete without taking the customary trips to the many historical landmarks. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, The World Trade Center Memorial and Ellis Island are all amazing places to visit when traveling to New York City. The Empire State Building was built in 1931 and is a 102 story landmark that was once considered the world’s tallest building for over 40 years. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are both popular destinations when visiting New York City. They are located on separate islands in the New York Harbor and serviced by the same ferry with views of both possible on a good day.
Learn more about the history of the Statue of Liberty and view the original torch from 1886. Visitors can enjoy self-guided tours of the Immigration Museum and search the database for names of your ancestors. The World Trade Center Memorial is a national tribute that honors all who were killed in the terror attacks on September 11th. It’s a memorable and moving experience for visitors traveling to the area.
Central Park is the most frequented park in an urban setting and sits on 843 acres that are located in upper Manhattan. This popular park is a playground for both the locals and visitors and you’re sure to find people jogging, walking, skating and biking. Bring your blanket, relax and enjoy people watching as you sit in the field observing all the great sites.
Central Park is also host to two ice skating rinks, horseback riding trails, swimming pool, Amphitheatre and the world famous Central Park Carousel. This exciting park is also home to a zoo, where visitors can enjoy the day watching the animals and walking throughout the exhibits. The area has a lake with row boat rentals and a spectacular water view restaurant for dining. You can spend days here and not even skim the surface. The best part of visiting Central Park is that it’s free.
Times Square isn’t just for New Year’s Eve and watching the ball drop. This exciting place is the heartbeat of New York City and represents all that the city stands for. Times Square is one of the best places to sample the shops, restaurants, shows and to experience the glamour all in one area. If you think it’s spectacular during the day, you must stop back at night to witness this vibrant, neon-lit extravaganza in the center of the theater district.
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