If you are trying to work your way through that extra special bucket list of yours then there is one destination that should be near the top. We are of course talking about the big apple, that is New York. If you are going to visit anywhere in the states then it has to be New York. There are so many sites and wonders to behold. The great news is you can even do this area in just 48 hours so you don’t have to spend weeks here.
Traveling around New York shouldn’t be too much of an issue. They have an extensive metro system that runs across the city. They also have a bus network that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a look below to find out where you can get to either on foot or by using the travel system.
Statue Of Liberty
First on the list is probably the most well-known site in New York. This famous statue was built to commemorate freedom and the friendship between the USA and France. You can reach the crown if you are prepared to ascend the 377 steps that lead up to it. You will need to book your tickets in advance as soon as you know your dates as Lady Liberty is very popular. Tickets get booked up and sell out rather quickly.
A Broadway Show
While in New York you have to take a trip to broadway. To see all the lights and names on the theatres will take your breath away. You may as well take in a show while you are there. There are so many to choose from The Lion King to Jersey Boys and everything in between. There may be discounted tickets you can get your hands on if you look in the right places.
If you are visiting New York in the Fall then we recommend a trip to Central Park. Of course, it is beautiful all year round but in the fall you get to see a range of gorgeous autumnal colors including dark greens and browns all blending into one. If you want something nice and chilled that won’t cost you any money then Central Park is the place to go. Some interesting facts about this landmark are that it is one of the most visited attractions in the world. It has also starred in a good number of movies and takes the crown for most filmed location in the world.
You might have heard of Times Square, especially around the time you are welcoming the New Year. There is a small event called the Times Square ball drop every New Year that sees crowds gathered in numbers of around 60,000. Times Square isn’t just great and full of people on New Year’s Eve, it is also busy the other 364 days of the year. This might be due to this location being one of the most famous intersections in the world. People just have to come and see it for themselves.
Empire State Building
Once the tallest building in the world and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, The Empire State Building stands at 1454 feet tall. There are two observation decks within the building itself. The one on the 86th floor is included in the ticket price, however, the one on the 102nd floor if you’re brave enough will cost you extra. You will not only be getting a great view of the city but visiting an iconic landmark that has been a part of some wonderful films over the years.
If you are on your way out of New York then this destination should be last on the list of places to visit. This is because there is a luggage storage place where you can set your bags down before taking in one or two last sites. Luggage Storage Penn Station will ensure your bags are looked after and kept safe while you are not with them.
There are over 500 art galleries dotted around New York. However, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to as The Met is the largest art museum in the USA. You can spend a good chunk of the day here and even take in one of the hour-long tours of the museum. These are free of charge and included in your admission fee. You will be shown museum highlights and it is great if you don’t want to spend hours trawling around the museum. What you might notice about the museum itself is that the art is organized into geographical regions. There is art from all over the place including Ancient Egypt and Europe. There is also art from important notable points throughout history. The Met is an amazing place so you must take a trip at least once during your visit.
Taking a stroll across this gorgeous bridge is certainly one of the best things to do in New York, it’s even better if you do it at night. At the time it was built it held the record for being the longest suspension bridge in the world. Just because it no longer holds this title, doesn’t mean it is any less amazing. Part of the bridge is specifically for pedestrians only, so make sure you have your camera ready to snap the Manhattan skyline.
Finally, if you have heard of Wall Street then it is worth taking a trip down there to see the charging bull statue. This was placed illegally by an Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica. Yes, you read that right, it was originally placed on wall street without permission. The artist himself commissioned the piece to be made and it cost him a whopping $360,000. The charging bull symbolizes carrying on through the hard times and celebrating perseverance. This was after the stock market crashed and started to slowly rise again.
We hope you enjoyed this article and it gave you lots of helpful tips and suggestions on how to manage your trip to NYC and what sites to see.