New York City is a beautiful big city, something that is needed to be viewed in person to really be believed.
When travelling to a city you’ve never been to before, it’s always good to research. Depending on how much time you have, it can be good to plan. Work out what activities are a cannot miss, and what activities you can plan for next time.
New York is a big city, and there is so much to do there. Going to see a Broadway show, visiting sites such as the World Trade Centre, Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty. No matter how many times you visit New York City, you will always find something new to do.
Here are our suggested sites to visit:
Opened in the 1860’s, it was America first landscaped park. Covering over 843 acres in the middle of Manhattan Island. Central Park welcomes 37.5 million visitors a year, making it the most visited urban park in the United States.
Statue of Liberty (and Ellis Island)
Statue of Liberty is one of New York City’s most popular tourist attractions, standing there for more than 125 years and has become a symbol of the city and of the United States of America. Opening in 1886, it now offers guided tours, a museum and city views.
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration tells the tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of American people. Statue Cruises is the only company authorised to provide ferry service to Ellis Island.
Empire State Building
Located in the centre of Midtown Manhattan, enjoy the Empire State Building Experience with the 86th and 102nd floor observatories providing 360 degree views of New York City. Learn the fascinating history of the buildings construction, restoration of one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
Broadway is the beating heart of New York City’s performing arts scene. No visit to this city is complete without experiencing a Broadway show. Manhattan’s theatre district offers award winning shows, bold new musicals, and fascinating dramas every night of the week. Housing shows such as Chicago, Cats and even The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway is a must do on every New York City stay.
New York City is home to many famous Museums, and these are the most visited:
Metropolitan Museum of Art – More than 6 million people visit the Met a year. It is one of the world’s most comprehensive art museums with nearly 2 million works of art.
American Museum of Natural History – Almost 5 million people visit this museum a year, being a science museum with dinosaur fossils and animal and human history exhibitions
Museum of Modern Art – Modern works that push boundaries of what most people consider art to be.
One World Trade Centre / 911 Memorial
Opened in 2014 the One World Trade Centre is safe, sustainable, and artistically designed. It is the western hemispheres tallest building and already an iconic New York landmark. As your ride to the top watch over 500 years of New York City evolution in under 60 seconds. A breathtaking ascension using floor to ceiling LED technology, surrounding you with an immersive virtual time lapse.