Whether you’re drawn to New York to channel your inner Blair Waldorf or visit Central Perk, New York City is bound to have something for everyone. The hustle and bustle of the city, mixed with the rush of the yellow taxicabs and constant flow of people in a hurry to get from one place to another makes for an exciting visit. If you’re eager to escape a dreary small-town, this will surely sweep you off your feet!
If you aren’t afraid of heights, make sure to take a trip up the Empire State Building, which is 102 stories high! Prior to the World Trade Center the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world. As of 2020, it is the 7th tallest building in New York City, standing at 1,454 feet tall, including it’s antenna.
Central Park is a great place to go for a walk and explore the most visited urban park in the United States. It’s located between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan and is the most filmed location in the world. Here you’ll be able to enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, have afternoon picnics in the park, see people running or enjoying fitness classes, or partake in a bicycle or walking tour.
If you're looking to take in a Broadway show or some shopping, Times Square is definitely one of the best places to be. With the bright lights and big crowds, you’ll get the real “New York feel” in the midst of the square.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums, and houses more than 2 million pieces of art. The MET was founded in 1870 and it’s art dates back more than 5,000 years, with the hope that everyone will come and enjoy it through the Museums galleries, exhibitions, and events.
This memorial and museum commemorates the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing which killed six. The memorial is located at the site of the former Twin Towers which were destroyed during the September 11 attacks. This memorial is operated by a non-profit whose mission is to raise funds for, program, and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site.
This is a huge sculpture that was a gift from the people of France to the Americans in the 80s. It signifies the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and the national abolition of slavery. You’re able to take a boat ride to see the statue up close and visit the gift shop where you can take home a reminder of your visit.