I love New York. I have been twice this year and twice previously. But there are a few things on Jeremy's list that I haven't done yet.
New York is one of the largest, most imposing cities in the world. A small selection of New York attraction tickets will take you through places with historic significance, inspiring sites and activities that will turn your trip into a real adventure. Here are just top 10 NY attractions you absolutely shouldn't miss out on:
1. The High Line
The High Line is a park that stretches to Chelsea on a beautiful elevated railway track, while starting from the Meatpacking District. It's one of the best places to take a relaxing, mile-long walk.
2. The Statue of Liberty
You can get to it from the Battery Park, or after cruising on the Staten Island Ferry. Regardless of your route, the Statue of Liberty is New York's most imposing symbol and the world's largest copper statue. It's definitely worth a closer look.
3. New York City Bus Tours
A small fee will get you an exceptional New York bus tour trip through the most significant areas in the entire city. Although the buses may fill up pretty fast, the experience they can leave you with is more than worthwhile.
4. The Met and the Cloisters
A visit to the Metropolitan Museum will give you free admission to the Cloisters Museum & Gardens within 7 days of your visit. The Met itself is quite beautiful, but most people aren't aware of just how fantastic a trip to the Cloisters can be, with stunning exhibits furnished by J. D. Rockefeller and the building itself being made from parts gathered from ancient European buildings.
5. Orchard Street
Orchard Street – and particularly the famous Tenement Museum it houses - may be a great stop, if you're interested in the culturally significant period when New York's East Side used to be flooded with immigrants. The area holds many memories of those times, and is one of New York's most historically significant places to visit.
6. Central Park
A Carousel from 1908, a world famous zoo and the beautiful view of the lake you can admire from the Boathouse Cafe – these are just a few of the best things about Central Park that are sure to give you some unforgettable memories. Here, you can also check out the Reservoir, a beautiful 840-acre area offering one of the best views of New York's skyline.
You can't go to New York without checking out Eitaly – the city's most famous place for Italian cuisine. From beer and handmade pasta to delicious wine served on the rooftop, this place will delight you with its delicious dishes and outstanding dining experience.
8. The Grand Central Terminal
Visiting this 100-year old architectural gem will definitely make your day. Grand Central is the place where over 700,000 commuters walk through each day, and the station's architectural beauty and lower level dining places are definitely worth a quick look.
9. Times Square
If you love large billboards and screens, this is the place to go to. Times Square is actually avoided by most New Yorkers, since it has become one of the busiest tourist attractions in the entire city, often resembling a genuine urban theme park.
10. The 9/11 Memorial
New York will never be the same after the 9/11 tragedy, and as the new Freedom Tower is nearly completed, it is definitely worth visiting the footprint of the Twin Towers that has been transformed into the 9/11 Memorial – a beautiful set of cascading pools bearing the names of those who have died when the 110-story buildings collapsed.
If you have a few days to spend in New York, make sure to check out the above mentioned attractions – you will be glad you did!
Jeremy Washington was born and bred in New York. He loves everything about his city, well accept Times Square. You can find him visiting the newest bars and restaurants every weekend.
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