Quite possibly the most famous city in the world, New York has been captivating visitors since it was founded. Whether you’re looking to try the world-class food, look up at the thousands of skyscrapers, or get your picture taken with the statue of liberty, New York has something for everyone. Whether you’re in the city for business or for pleasure, no first trip to New York would be complete without experiencing these must-do activities below.
Getting a Grand View of it All
You can’t leave New York city without getting a birds eye view of all the high rises that create the concrete jungle. There are plenty of viewing platforms including the world-famous Empire State Building, which is one of most iconic buildings in New York, and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which is known for having the best views of the city. Either option will give you a view you won’t forget.
Standing Next to the Icon of America
The statue of liberty is a defining symbol not only of New York but also of America. Don’t miss out on this world icon. Hop on a ferry and visit the island where the statue dominates the skyline and get your picture beneath it.
Take a Stroll Through the World’s Most Famous Park
Manhattan might be a concrete jungle but Central Park will make you feel as if you’ve left the city. Thanks to movies and TV shows, Central Park is the most famous urban park in the world and a visit to New York just wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through this massive 843-acre urban oasis.
View the New York City Skyline
While getting a view from above is certainly a must-do, getting a glimpse of the city skyline from the ground is equally impressive and memorable. There are plenty of ways to do so but it’s hard to beat the view from a ferry. Simply take a trip out to the Statue of Liberty or Staten Island and you’ll get beautiful views both ways.
Visit Time Square
Another famous icon of the big apple is Time Square, which is basically a smorgasbord of neon lights and entertainment. Whether you plan to do some activities or not, walking through time square just once is a must-do activity. You can always expect crowds considering it’s one of the worlds top tourist attractions become but the bright lights and yellow cabs will truly make you feel like you’ve arrived in New York.
With a city as vibrant and big as New York City, there are so many things to see and do. Whether you’re planning to watch a show on Broadway, watch the Rangers play hockey at Madison Square Gardens, or simply live it up in some of the world-class hotels in New York, don’t miss out on these iconic one-of-a-kind activities mentioned above.
This article was written as part of the Hipmunk CityLove project. As a paid write for Hipmunk, I occasionally write about world-class cities such as New York, Vancouver, and Hong Kong.
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