- By Kevin
- On May 11, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
New York is without a doubt one of the most incredible and innovative cities in the whole world, there’s so many things to do and admire here that one could never tire of it! If you’re heading to the city for the first time or just want to know what you shouldn’t miss on your next visit then we have it covered! Here’s our pick of the 5 must see New York attractions during your New York travel vacation.
1. The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is undoubtedly the icon of New York. To view the statue up close, you can catch a ferry out to Ellis Island, or to save a few pennies catch the free Staten Island Ferry round-trip for a decent view from afar.
2. The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is best viewed from the Top of the Rock, as it is directly in front of it’s south facing viewing platform. Building of the Empire State Building began in 1929 and it is today one of New York’s most recognisable landmarks.
3. The Top of the Rock
The Top of the Rock is located on the top floors of the Rockefeller centre in Midtown. It costs about $25+ a ticket and holds without a doubt one of the most spectacular views of the city. You’ll be stunned by the view that lies in front of you from the viewing platform. It’s especially exquisite during Golden hour and sunset, so take a look at when the sun is setting that day and head up there for then!
4. The Highline
The Highline was opened in 2009 and is a converted railway line that runs above ground. It runs from Ganesvoort Street in the Meatpacking District all the way up to 34th street. It’s open to all and is counted as one of New York’s parks, you’ll find benches, tables and sun loungers lining the walkway amongst a breadth of greenery. It’s a lovely place to take a lunch break and wander along gaining little views down New York’s streets as you pass.
5. The Metropolitan Museum
The Metropolitan Museum is right by Central Park and is huge brandishing many different wings holding some of the finest artworks in the world. It’s worth checking out the Temple of Dendur where the Met Ball is held each year, it’s exquisite and in the winter time the view out to Central Park is magical. Whilst entry is technically free they do advise donations.