- By Kevin
- On May 17, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
1. Central Park
Central Park is unsurprisingly smack bang in the middle of the city and is a must see on your trip to the city. If you’re visiting in winter then the Trump Rink is definitely worth a little ice skate around. The Central Park Zoo is also within the grounds and if you’re into that type of activity is definitely worth checking out. Otherwise just go for a stroll, a morning run, or even hire a row boat to enjoy the park!
2. Times Square
Times Square is one of New York’s most famous squares. It is named after the New York Times who’s head offices moved there in 1904. If you want to see the sky lit up with lights then this is your place to do so, it’s quite amazing to look up and appreciate. It’s definitely worth a trip during your stay in the city, it’s also in the heart of the theatre district.
3. Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim building is exquisite enough let alone the art it holds within. If you want to admire the architecture and view some beautiful art works then this is definitely a must see on your trip to the city!
4. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Located over the bridge from Manhattan lie the Brooklyn Botanical gardens, an eden in the city that never sleeps. They’re open Tuesday-Sunday and and closed on a Monday. Tuesdays are free, Saturday between 10-12pm is free and weekdays in the winter are free too! Make the most of those time periods to have a look around and walk through the beautiful gardens.
5. The Cloisters
The Cloisters are located on the Upper West Side and are an incredibly beautiful location to visit on your trip to New York. Built to replicate European friary’s, there are no other buildings quite like it in the city. It’s owned by the Metropolitan museum and it holds their medieval collection of art. Add this beautiful building to your list!
6. The 9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 Memorial was opened in on the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011. The Memorial Park is a beautiful tribute to all those that lost their lives in the attacks. It’s located on the sight of where both towers used to stand and is definitely a must when visiting the city.
7. A Broadway Show
There’s nothing quite like seeing a show on Broadway, if you’re going to go it’s worth booking tickets in advance, but don’t worry if you haven’t, your hotel concierge will definitely be able to help. Broadway is renowned for incredible musicals so be sure to pay one a visit if that’s up your street!