So, you’ve decided to visit New York City and have a limited time to cover this vast city. Worry not, we have you covered fellow traveler. While there are a plethora of things to do and see across New York, we have listed 10 places that you must visit when traveling to this city. From world class Museums to some of the most iconic structure and an amazing nightlife, this City dazzles 24×7. Let’s get started!
Best Places In New York City
1. Central Park
Right in the heart of this city is a massive park, Central Park. Thanks to the massive size of this park, you will always find a secluded place in the green pastures to relax and soak some sun. Surrounded by buildings and massiveness of the parks allows for some of the best views of the city while sky gazing. When tired of roaming around the city, come here and relax your travel hormones.
2. Statue of Liberty
One of the seven wonders of the world, this massive metal sculpture is a sight on its own. On the outskirts of the city and accompanied by museums narrating the story of this historic icon, the trip here would leave a mark on your memory for ages to come. Here’s another take on it. Look at the statue from below and you would feel like the statue is clicking a selfie. Don’t just laugh, experience this weird outlook.
3. Times Square
This is a place that is much better perceived than experienced. Don’t let us scare you on this one. Times Square is a glimpse of what the future is about to become. With noises surrounding you from each direction, the large panels run advertisements and news surrounding you in this harsh reality. Once seen, it is hard to un-see. Some may be annoyed and for some might be awed. Tell us about your experience.
4. 9/11 Memorial
Constructed at a devastation experienced by billions across the world, this is an iconic memorial at the site where two massive towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Now a site powerful enough to send goosebumps down your spine stand, 30-foot waterfalls with a bronze plate honouring all the 2983 people who were killed during the terror attack. At night, there are beams of light that resemble the structure of those twin towers.
5. Grand Central Terminal
You have to, and I mean HAVE TO visit Grand Central Terminal. Spread across 76 acres, this is the world largest railway station. Enter the main concourse and you will be awestruck by the sheer size of this station. Designed with Roman architectural inspiration, the 200 feet long concourse with star constellations on its massive roof is a sight worth experiencing!
6. American Museum of Natural History
This is the largest natural history museum in the world. With 45 levels and 30 million artifacts from everything on earth and outer space, this is a museum that will boost your awareness through the roof. Massive dinosaur skeletons and colossal fishes dominate the museum floors and will give you a glimpse of the past.
7. Empire State Building
While there is already a virtual reality tour available through several apps on your smart phone, imagine a 360 degree view of New York City from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building! A structure that marks as one of the first skyscrapers across the globe, this building is pure heritage.
8. Museum of Modern Art
For all the creative minds, this is the virtual bible sculpted into a building. From some of the most renowned modern artistic works, to the interesting design of the building, this is an absolutely amazing sight.
9. Brooklyn Bridge
Connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge marks as a major sightseeing venue for anyone visiting New York City. Although it’s a rather long walk, the views from this bridge are fabulous to say the least.
10. Metropolitan Museum of Art
With over 5000 years of history displayed via 5 million artifacts in a colossal museum, you can have a separate trip to this place alone! We can bet that you cannot complete the tour of this museum in a day or maybe even three! This museum is the pinnacle of museums across the globe and features some of the most stunning art accumulated over thousands of years.
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