New York, New York—also known as the Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps and The City of Dreams. It’s no wonder this city rests atop so many bucket lists. Whether it’s the theatre, the arts, the food, or just the overall experience that has inspired you to go, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips to get the most out of your trip to this amazing city.
Sights to See:
Allow for a whole day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. They have free tours every hour and a number of exhibitions that are refreshed often. Make sure you get the audio tours narrated by the director.
The Guggenheim Museum near the Metropolitan Museum of Art is an architectural delight. It was featured in the opening scene of “Men in Black” and has an ever-changing display of art in its spiraling halls.
Things to Do:
Purchasing a ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus in NYC is great for visitors and an easy way to get around. The Hop-On Hop-Off will not only stop at most major attractions in NYC, but they also give you tidbits of information about the city and attractions.
As you’re counting down the hours until your New York getaway, plan a visit the Times Square Museum, next to McDonald’s in Times Square. You can touch last year’s New Year’s Eve ball and even write your New Year’s Eve wish on confetti that will be thrown out as the clock strikes midnight next year!
Do you love to read? The Strand Bookstore has over 18 miles of new, old and rare books! It’s a book lover’s dream with endless shelves and pathways. You’re bound to find a treasure!
If you’re looking to see the concrete jungle in all its splendor, Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center provides the best views of the city. Gaze out at Central Park, as well as the Empire State Building.
Gather some food for lunch from Chelsea Market, then head to The High Line – a park built on an elevated train track of the old New York Central Railroad.
Junior’s has an awesome variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While they can be busy, their cheesecake is world famous and worth the wait!
No trip to New York is complete without a show. Under the steps at Times Square, you will find the TKTS Discount Booth. You can save 20 to 50 percent on the regular price tickets for Broadway shows, as well as Off-Broadway and dance productions. The tickets are for “same day” tickets, so if your heart is set on a popular show, they may not have tickets available.
The Gaffer District is a brick street area with independent shops and restaurants. The restaurants range from quirky vegetarian cafes to upscale steakhouses, and you’re sure to find a new favorite treasure at one of the many shops.