New York is one of the most dynamic, interesting and fun-filled cities in the world to visit. There’s far more to do than you could ever accomplish in one trip, but getting the most out of your holiday means having a plan and an idea about the best things to do. Here are some of the things you absolutely must experience when visiting New York!
Visit Central Park
Central Park is one of the best known parks in the world. It’s free to explore and has so much to see. From sculptures, playgrounds, walking and jogging trails, concerts, outdoor movies, and numerous tours. You can go on a bike ride, a boat ride, have a picnic. There’s even a zoo! If you’re visiting in winter time you can go on their famous ice skating rink for a truly romantic, winter wonderland experience. New York is an expensive place to visit, but this goes to show that there are some inexpensive and even free things to do while you’re on your trip.
Go On a Helicopter Tour
What better way to see the city than from above?! A helicopter ride offers a thrilling way to see New York like no other. Marvel at the views and prepare to be utterly exhilarated. There are lots of different helicopter tours in NYC, so do some research and find a company which tours the areas you want to see most. For many people this is the kind of once in a lifetime experience that they can only dream of doing. Make the dream a reality, and tick this epic experience off your bucket list.
Statue of Liberty
One of the most famous New York attractions, you simply cannot go to The Big Apple without paying Lady Liberty a visit! Take a self guided audio tour of Liberty Island, and then view New York from the crown of the statue for an experience that will take your breath away. Be sure to book your tickets in advance rather than waiting until you arrive in New York, due to the popularity of this experience you’re only able to reserve tickets ahead of time. The last thing you’d want is to miss out on the opportunity!
September 11th Memorial and Museum
A place of remembrance and honor. The memorial and museum are ‘tributes to the past and a place of hope for the future’. September 11th was an act that shook up the entire world, pay your tributes and learn more about it here. It is located at the World Trade Centre site, where the Twin Towers used to be, which were of course destroyed during the attacks. It’s now operated by a non-profit corporation who raises funds for and operates the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site.