- By Kevin
- On Jul 18, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Known for its innovation and history for being the biggest flour supplier in the country, New York has boomed into a great city with attractions for all ages. Best historic destinations, such as ROCHESTER and BROOKLYN, are important place during your vacation in the New York.
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Have you ever wondered what a game lover's wonderland would look like? The Strong - National Museum of Play is it. The Strong features 150,000 square feet of exhibits dedicated to board games, dolls, and other toys. Not to be overlooked, the Rochester Museum and Science Center is home to a climbing wall, zap lasers, and a catapult, and it even gives kids the chance to build their own robots. Meanwhile, older museum visitors are sure to enjoy a trip to the George Eastman Museum, the world's oldest museum of photography.
Visitors can experience a delightful encounter with Rochester's beautiful gardens at the 150-acre Highland Park and its world-class arboretum or at Durant Eastman Park's 977-acre waterfront grounds. Those looking for the perfect adventure at Rochester can set off on the 24-mile multi-use Genesee Riverway Trail or venture off onto the picturesque walking trails of Cobbs Hill Park. A visit to Rochester is not complete without a visit to the Rochester City Ballet, an award-winning performing company of contemporary ballets, while thrill seekers should definitely spend a day at the Seabreeze Amusement Park, one of New York's oldest amusement parks.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
There's absolutely no doubt that Brooklyn is one of the hippest boroughs in New York City. Its prominent culture and hip movements are well loved, and during your vacation here you are bound to make some of your fondest memories. Start your visit to Brooklyn at the iconic Luna Park on Coney Island, an amusement park home to the historic Cyclone Roller Coaster and the beloved Funny Face Tickler Ride. After, delve into the world of Brooklyn's thriving art community at BRIC Arts Media, which features various exhibitions and performing arts shows. More of the boroughs' amazing art can be viewed at one of the country's most influential cultural institutions, the Brooklyn Museum. Make sure to see their collection of Native American art, a showcase that remains unrivaled to this day. Other notable museums include the Wyckoff House Museum, the Waterfront Museum, and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
An absolute must-see destination in New York City as a whole, let alone Brooklyn, is the Brooklyn Flea. Known as the “mother of all markets,” the Brooklyn Flea boasts some of the best deals in town for things like vintage furniture to second hand designer clothing. A similar must visit market is Smorgasburg, which features 70 vendors selling the best culinary treats the city has to offer. For a taste of Brooklyn's history, pass through the Brooklyn Historical Society and see some of the city's greatest architectural treasures. Some of the unique and enjoyable tours available include the Get Up and Ride bike tour through the lesser-known areas of the borough and the exclusive Brooklyn Unplugged Tours.