Home of the headquarters of the United Nations, New York City has also been recognized as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Every year, the city is crowded with plenty of tourists roaming around the city. As they enjoy the city’s picturesque, tourist, especially the first timers are welcomed with different activities and attractions in place.
Every place offers their unique qualities. And so the city has a lot of great things in the sack. Either you’re a first time visitor or not, New York City will make you come back and visit the city. To experience the full scope of the activities, jot down these Top 10 Best Places to Visit in NYC.
10. Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry has become an attraction in the city other than a means of transportation. The ferry operates 24/7. Visitors may now enjoy a free 25-minute sailing from Lower Manhattan to the Staten Island and other destinations.
The ferry serves beer until midnight, and after the tour, visitors will be dropped off at the St. George Ferry Terminal. From the Staten Island Ferry Whitewall Terminal, the ferry stops at the southernmost part of Manhattan near the Battery Pack.
9. NYC Museums
New York City offers various museums and institutions within its range. While these museums cater the cultural and historical displays and art exhibits in the country, this is one of the most visited places during educational field trips.
Complete your NYC trip as you visit the top-notch different museums. Start off at Museum Mile; move on to the Meatpacking District after finishing all the museums along the first location. And sum up your museum tour at the Fifth Avenue mansion, Midtown’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Brooklyn Museum.
8. Brooklyn Bridge
The first steel-wire suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the US. After its completion in 1883, John Roebling’s engineering masterwork was recognized as the world’s longest suspension bridge. With its structure and beauty, the bridge has been featured in countless shows and movies.
The bridge serves as the passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn, hence the visibility of the bridge in both of the boroughs. Stroll across the upraised pedestrian crossing and join the daily walkers crossing every day while enjoying the downtown views of Manhattan and New York Harbor.
7. Yankee Stadium
The home ballpark for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, Yankee Stadium is also the home stadium for New York City FC of Major League Soccer. The Yankee Stadium was also called “The House That Ruth Built.” Baseball fans and Soccer fans gather in the stadium to support their teams during their games.
Visitors can tour the whole stadium with a guide and stops at the clubhouse/batting cage area, the dugout, Monument Park, and the New York Yankees Museum. Although the old stadium has faced many controversies before, it was renovated and reopened in 2009 incorporating replicas of some designs from the original stadium.
6. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Known as the current site for the US Open tennis tournament, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the fourth biggest public park in New York City. It was designed for the 1939/1940 New York World’s Fair and also served the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair.
The park consists of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Citi Field, New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum Art, the Queens Theatre in the Park, the Queens Zoo, the New York State Pavilion. The demolished Shea Stadium once stood there. Flushing Meadows Park is also a home for the New York Mets baseball team and one of the places for filming and shooting movies.
5. Bronx Zoo
Within Bronx Park, tourists visit the largest metropolitan zoos in the world and one of the largest in North America. With at least 4,000 animals of about 650 species from around the world, the zoo composes of parklands and natural habitats.
Visit the zoo and see different wildlife animals such as zebras, giraffes, and lions from the African lands. Take a safari tour through the 6.5-acre Congo Gorilla Forest, watch baboons, lemurs, crocodiles, and cockroaches. There are other activities like the sea lion and penguin feeding, Bug Carousel, 4-D Theatre and the Children’s Zoo. Kids will surely enjoy this NYC trip.
4. Statue of Liberty
Every non-New Yorker has one thing in mind to visit when they are given the opportunity to visit the city. Most of them dream to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty which also called the ‘Liberty Enlightening the World” is an enormous neoclassical sculpture on the Liberty Island.
It is the most recognizable landmark portraying the beauty of the whole city. Take a glimpse of the statue and have a ferry ride to the Liberty Island for a closer and eye-to-eye view.
3. NYC Skyline
The most populated city in the US, New York City comprises of towering skyscrapers. It is a home to 6, 125 completed tall structures with the tallest building in the world. The high-rise structures, bridges, waterways, islands and monuments create a stunning panorama view. To get the best view, stand at the observation decks at the peak of One World Trade Center.
Starting from the One World Observatory, move on to the famous Empire State Building, and head up to the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Plaza. Don’t dare miss the opportunity to witness the city lights flicker in the dark.
2. Times Square
Times Square is the primary commercial intersection in Midtown stretching from the Broadway and Seventh Avenue to the West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The place is also called “The Crossroads of the World” being one of the world’s busiest pedestrian walkway. Times Square is the home of the Broadway Theater District and the focal point of the world’s entertainment industry.
Times Square is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. Well, you can see different shops along the streets, from innovative restaurants to trendy stores, high-class theaters to amazing art galleries. End your day in the Times Square before calling the night off.
1. Central Park
And to sum it off, Central Park is a fantastic place to end your NYC vacation. In the heart of Manhattan, the park is one of the world’s greatest urban oases. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the mid-19th century making it the focal point of the city’s public parks system.
Visit the Central Park Zoo, Beldevere Castle, the Friedsam Memorial Carousel, Sheep Meadow, and the Great Lawn. During the winter, experience ice skating at the Trump Rink, or Lasker Rink. In the summer, stroll around the Delacorte Theater, and Rumsey Playfield. Don’t leave New York City without seeing these top 10 best places to visit in NYC.