Amazing in a myriad of ways, New York is arguably one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and crowded cities. Tourists from all over the globe flock there to tap into its unique festive atmosphere and visit some of the most famous museums, try all conceivable and inconceivable cuisines, climb to the top of skyscrapers to enjoy stunning views, and of course, go on a shopping spree and have fun.
There are plenty of reasons why everyone should visit this fantastic city at least once in a lifetime, and in case you are ready to embark on a trip to the Big Apple, here are the top activities to put on your bucket list for making the whole story much more exciting.
Each year, more than 4 million people from various corners of our beautiful planet visit the Empire State Building to get up on the 86th floor and look at Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and other famous landmarks from a bird's-eye perspective. If the sky is clear, visitors can see five different states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware.
As you have probably already guessed, the place is pretty crowded, so it is highly recommended to buy tickets in advance to avoid extra queuing. By the way, this piece of advice also stays true for site seeing in NYC in general, regardless of the spot. If you do not like waiting in line, consider booking premium service for a hassle-free experience.
Home to the full spectrum of modern and contemporary US art, the Whitney Museum of American Art is a treasure trove of magnificent art pieces created by the country’s most talented and beloved artists. It is common knowledge that the museum has a strong focus on the work of living artists, therefore do not miss your chance to discover new names and get familiar with some fresh streams in the art world.
Even if you are not a basketball fan, you will enjoy watching the spectacle in Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks is perhaps not the most acclaimed NBA team but they are widely known for the incendiary atmosphere that is always present in their matches. In addition to that, you will have an opportunity to watch some of the greatest basketball stars and find out what the true spirit of camaraderie is. No doubt, this is an event that is well worth visiting; just make sure to buy tickets in advance [and book a professional ground transportation company to get you to the venue on time] – too many people want to watch the local team playing.
Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour cruise around Manhattan to see the close-up of the Statue of Liberty and discover all the secret sides of the iconic island. Again, you can opt for the premium package to enjoy premier seating and a delicious lunch on board. All in all, you will see three magnificent rivers, the Brooklyn Bridge plus the other six bridges, all five boroughs, and over 25 globally celebrated landmarks.
Nothing can compare to sitting inside one of the legendary Broadway theaters and watching famous actors in real-life performances. The repertoire is incredibly wide, offering different genres and an impressive range of titles to suit all tastes and preferences. Depending on the time of your visit, you will be able to choose between classic To Kill a Mockingbird or The Phantom of the Opera and modern Come From Away, Chicago, or Dear Evan Hansen. Those who fancy good music can enjoy glorious TINA dedicated to peerless Tina Turner or opt for The Magic Flute in Metropolitan Opera.
Founded in 1869, The American Museum of Natural History is one of the biggest museums across the world. It can brag of a truly massive and very diverse collection of exhibits that embrace the widest range of items, from dinosaur bones to items that belong to far-away galaxies. Just a heads up, it may take days to see all the sections, so if you have several hours or so, make sure to focus on the areas that are of your main interest, and be ready to spend one of the most unforgettable days in your life.
New York is full of contrasts and surprises, so make sure to plan your trip ahead and you won’t miss a thing. Lots of thrills, excitement, and fun are guaranteed – just choose the activities that suit your preference and enjoy your stay in the Big Apple.
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