New York is the city that never sleeps. It will give you the chance to experience all the fun to the other interesting thing. All the things that seem to be in movies or comic books only come to fruition when you visit New York. You surely will have an unforgettable adventure here. If you are planning to go to New York but do not know where to visit, let’s discover top 18 best places to visit in NYC you should not forget with Living Nomads below.
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1. National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Coming to New York, do not forget to visit the Zero Square, where monuments and museums are located to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist event. This emotional landscape, which was the location of the former twin towers, has two large lakes. For all New York tourists, visiting this historical site is a great way to express their sympathy and respect for victims and families affected by the tragedy of 2001. You will get the ticket free when visiting the memorial and only take a small fee to buy tickets to the museum.
The concept of ‘Broadway’ here is not to mention the famous musical theater that wants to be one of the busiest shopping streets in New York. No matter what your desire to buy anything in the shop, Broadway certainly does. The street stretches along Manhattan. One of its most crowded shopping areas is SoHo. You will see all kinds of tourists and fashionista around Broadway.
3. Bryant Park
Bryant Park is the destination for every fashionista. Historically, this was once the venue for the New York Fashion Week. Nowadays, Bryant Park is a great place to sit and watch the activities of people and even play a game of chess.When you have enough rest to keep on walking, you should go down to 5th Avenue for a walk and shopping. Surely you will love the atmosphere of fashion here.
4. Central Park
Central Park is a great place that you should not miss out. Located in the heart of Manhattan, which is over 3 km² wide, the park includes many green landscapes and lakes. Let’s experience sailing on the lake, picnic in the green lawns or walk along winding trails with dozens of turns. There are countless fun activities here. If you travel with only a few people, the Central Park Zoo will be a surprise destination for you.
5. Coney Island
You can not go to New York without a hotdog (unless you are vegetarian, of course). Coney Island has the best sausages in Brooklyn. Every year, on the 4th of July, there is a hotdog contest for both men and women, with the rule that in 10 minutes they must eat more than 50 hotdogs.
6. Ellis Island
Traveling Ellis Island is an exciting way to reminisce about America’s past. Ellis Island was the gateway to millions of immigrants entering the United States from 1892 until 1954, making it one of America’s busiest immigration checkpoints. You will need a ferry to come here, but if you choose to go along Hudson Road, you will have a great panoramic view of the city. Let’s take a look at the statue of liberty by the way between the two locations is quite simple.
7. Empire State Building
Standing on the top of this architectural wonder is an experience not only romantic but also spectacular. Looking down at the noisy city from the high observatory, you will be overwhelmed and a little scared but it is a precious experience. You can also watch the building from below, with the lights of the Empire State changing seasonally and special occasions. If you are interested, you can check the lighting schedule of the building offline.
8. Grand Central Terminal
If you want to save money, you can visit Grand Central Terminal as it is a free tourist attraction with beautiful architecture. Be sure to check out the mural on the wall here. Then hop on a subway to the next destination on schedule, or you can visit the Chrysler Building, just a short walk away.
9. Hudson River
The people in New York often walk along the Hudson River when they are in free time. You can come here through West Houston Street to see riverboats. It is really wonderful for jogging, rollerblading, hiking in Little Italy and tasting some delicious Italian cuisine.
10. The Museum of Modern Art
The art enthusiasts rush to come here every year to see impressive exhibitions. This museum honors many creative artists who really make you fall in love. An interesting thing that can not be ignored is the hanging display of a fixed helicopter hanging from the ceiling. If you need some fresh air, you can take a break from the sculpture garden.
The Brooklyn area has the best pizzas in New York. Regardless of wherever you go in the city, you will want to try a thin slice of pizza – a feature of this city. A place that is certainly worth the long queue is the Grimaldi restaurant, which sells the world’s finest cheese pies.
12. Rockefeller Center
If you travel New York in the winter, you should go ice skating in Rockefeller. This public square is also famous for its 23-meter-high giant Christmas tree which is adorned during the annual holiday season. Many news channels are also based here.
The gourmet will absolutely love Smorgasburg. This is a local outdoor marketplace, held every Saturday and Sunday in Brooklyn, including about 100 stalls. You will be amazed by the taste of some of the cheese.You can try to buy food here and then go to the Brooklyn Bridge Park picnic.
14.St. Mark’s Place
Let’s get out of the deserted passage east of Manhattan, take the subway to Astor Place, then walk to St Mark’s Place. Coming here, you will find dozens of cheap souvenirs for families as well as many tattoo parlors. There are many small and cheap restaurants around that are waiting to be explored.
15. Statue of Liberty
You can risk climbing the crown of the Statue of Liberty or watching the goddess from the foot of the statue. The Hudson River Ferry ride from Manhattan to Freedom Island is sure to make you love. Be sure to reserve ferry and sightseeing tours as they often run out of space.
16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a popular tourist attraction, located on the Museum’s Mile – the extended neighborhood of 5th Avenue, with art that everyone can enjoy and free of charge (or you can donate a small amount). Even if you are not really passionate about art, this is still a great place to rest and enjoy a pizza or a traditional New York hotdog. If you deserve more, go to the roof of the museum for a great view of the city and get a drink at the Roof Garden Café for a fun and memorable outing.
17. Times Square
Times Square is the center of the city, the destination of theater lovers, shopping enthusiasts and love of culture. Coming here, you can take lots of pictures and post to all your friends. Do not miss the Square on New Year’s Eve because this place is celebrated with a grand celebration on the last day of the year.
18. Washington Square Park
Greenwich Village is proud of having one of Manhattan’s greatest attractions: the Washington Square Park. Its magnificent dome architecture is reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The park also has a picturesque fountain that children often visit during the summer. This is a hot destination for musicians to try out their music. If you are dreaming of a relaxing afternoon, try stopping at this fun park.