New York has many names, from Big Apple to the City that Never Sleeps, and this abundance of sobriquets embody the layered and vibrant life which this city keeps a hold on. New York City may be unlike any other city you may have visited because the startling array of experiences you will have just by merely being present on its grounds might end up overwhelming you.
I am absolutely sure that I do not need to convince you to visit this city once in your lifetime—its very own name is self-sufficient to excite you. However, there is one thing which needs more than just excitement. That thing is a good travel plan. If you are coming to New York, there is a series of things you cannot fail to do or see because these are the ones the city identifies itself with all over the world.
I have listed down 10 such things for your convenience. So, here we go!
- The Skyline
If there is any city with the most dazzling and breathtaking skyline, then it is your very own New York City. Marked by a seemingly endless chain of skyscrapers, the skyline will give you a panoramic view of one of the most advanced and touristy places in the world. In order to get the best views, there are three options available to you: One World Observatory, Top of the Rock (located in the Rockefeller Center), and the Empire State Building.
- Central Park
One of the most shot places in American movies and TV series is Central Park. I remember seeing the park for the first time in my childhood favorite Stuart Little, but even today, it looks as amazing as it did years ago. Central Park is not just your average park; it houses many attractions to check out such as Central Park Mall, Sheep Meadow, Hallet Nature Sanctuary, and whatnot.
- The 9/11 Memorial & Museum
The world was never the same in the aftermath of the disastrous 9/11 attacks which caused loss of many lives and which continue to affect people from all over the world. Standing as a reminder of our loss as well as the solidarity of Americans and the world in times of crisis, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum can be found in Lower Manhattan.
- Of course, the Statue of Liberty
For me, the shot of Lady Liberty in one of my all-time favorites Titanic is one of the best shots of this magnificent piece of art, and it looks ever more charming when up close. If you are in the city, you cannot miss the world-famous and the face of the United States, the Statute of Liberty.
- A Broadway Show
Of many things New York is known, Broadway Show is quite an artistic one. There is no denying the international reputation and prestige of Broadway Show, especially in the field of theatre. It is a dream come true for an artist to secure a place in one of the Broadway shows. Make sure you engage yourself in the theatrical and cultural icon of the Western Hemisphere before you leave the city.
- Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Another favorite of moviemakers, the Brooklyn Bridge is an example of sheer size and remarkable beauty. It remains one of the most popular bridges in the world, and this gives you all the more reasons to walk across it when you get a chance. As you walk across it, make sure you take your dip in the evergreen skyline of the city.
- Grand Central Station
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, Grand Central Station features impressive architectural and interior incorporations embodying many works of art. Its terminal is so popular that it is usually among the top ten most visited tourist destinations in the whole wide world.
- The Food!
New York is a melting pot of cultures and practices of various kinds. So, naturally, you can get to eat all kinds of foods. Even if your choice of food is as mainstream as pizza, expect a lot of delicious experiments here. New York City is considered to be one of the best places for food experience so enjoy it while it lasts.
- New York Public Library
New York Public Library is second to the Library of Congress, which is the largest in the country. It houses more than 50 million items across 90 plus locations and can be quite intimidating at first considering its sheer size and expanse. However, it is a place where every book lover would die to be at.
- Times Square
Located in midtown Manhattan, Times Square is one of the most iconic places in the city. While it can be hell crowded at times, it is always alive and magnetic irrespective when you come to see it. It is essentially a commercial area, but it is nothing short of the dazzle we expect from a city as incredible as New York.
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