6 Must-Do’s in New York, USA
Having the opportunity to visit New York is a top bucket list item for millions, and for good reason! Whether it’s a serene walk through Central Park or an eventful day at Times Square, the Big Apple certainly doesn’t lack fun things to do.If you’re eager to unleash your inner-tourist and explore all that New York has to offer, there is no better time than NOW!
To kick things off on the right foot, here are the top five activities YOU should do the next time you’re in the beautiful, big city of New York, USA. Let’s get into it!
1) Kick Your Feet Up in Central Park
Among all the chaos of New York sits an 840-acre park in the heart of the city. This peaceful, serene park offers jaw-dropping architecture, beautiful gardens, live music, and wide-open areas of greenery for the locals and tourists alike to kick their feet up and enjoy the views of the day.
Whether you’re visiting New York for a short period or packing it in for a long haul, Central Park is a must-see. Spend the day relaxing under the trees, or revisit the wonders of this state-of-the-art park throughout your stay here in the Big Apple. Whatever you decide, you won’t regret the time spent here are the largest, most famed park in greater Manhattan.
2) Visit the Empire State Building
Eager to live out your childhood desires at the Empire State Building? Whether you grew up watching movies like King Kong, Sleepless in Seattle, Superman, Independence Day, or the infamous Christmas movie Elf, the jaw-dropping, panoramic views of NYC from the top of the Empire State Building will leave you breathless.
Upon arrival, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a tour pass. With that pass, you’ll be given the choice of taking a self-guided tour or camp at the observation deck where you’ll capture views of the city like no other. It’s a sight you’ll remember and won’t soon forget!
3) Pay Homage at the 9/11 Memorial Site
Located on 100 Greenwich Street, the 9/11 Memorial Site is home to the sombre yet inspiring monument where the World Trade Centre (Twin Towers) once stood. This historic site is beautifully crafted, awe-inspiring, and educational. If you’re visiting New York for any length of stay, you’d regret not visiting this true piece of art; a wonderful tribute to the once historic NYC monument.
This site has a forest of large oak trees surrounding the pools at the original grounds of the Twin Towers. Throughout, you’ll learn of the fallen victims and all that took place during the tragic day in America, September 11th, 2001.
Whether you’re a history buff or not is beside the point. If you do one thing in NYC during your stay, it should be to pay homage at the 9/11 Memorial Site.
4) Take a Selfie With the Statue of Liberty!
For many, the Statue of Liberty is the face of New York; a true American symbol of history, commemoration, and freedom. If you’re not one for history, that’s totally fine! The statue of liberty still makes for a great addition to your prized photo album…
While you may think that the site of the Statue of Liberty is simply a spectacle to view, there are many activities that you can do in and around this historic monument. One popular activity is the ferry tour. Still not satisfied? No problem. Book your ticket to the top of the liberty crown! That’s right, you can actually visit the very top of the Statue of Liberty itself.
The views are truly like no other.
5) Release Your Inner Artist and Visit the NYC Museums
New York is the home of many things. But for starters, New York is home to many famous museums. If you’re ready to release your inner artist, you’ll have no problem doing so here in the Big Apple. Whatever your interests and passions are, New York has a museum for you.
From The Met to the American Museum of Natural History, and from the Museum of Modern Art to the Guggenheim Museum, you’ll have no problem keeping your artistic mind busy.
6) The Stadium Tour
New York is also home to several famous sporting stadiums. Two notables? Madison Square Garden and the Yankee Stadium. If you are visiting New York during peak season, you may get lucky to book tickets for a music concert or sporting event. If that’s not your cup of tea, even just visiting the famous stadiums for viewing purposes is enough to satisfy.
So, you may be thinking, “all of these things to do sound awesome, but I’m a tourist. How am I supposed to commute around the city to see all of these things?!”.
Great question. While you always have the convenient option of flagging down a cab and asking it to take you wherever your heart desires, New York also offers a famous bus tour known as “The Ride”. During this 75-minute tour, you’ll be able to capture everything from Times Square to Lower Manhattan and everything in between.
This ride isn’t only a great way to get around and see the best that NYC has to offer, but it’s also a great way to learn some history along the way!
A Final Farewell
Whatever you choose to do here in the Big Apple, you won’t leave feeling unsatisfied. Quite the opposite. New York City is one of the busiest cities in America with endless offerings, fun things to do, and cool places to see. If you’re here on a budget, no problem! Check out our article on all the FREE things you can do in NYC here.
Just be sure to capture as many videos and pictures during your stay here because you’ll be sure to see some of the most amazing sites that you won’t want to soon forget!