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So you’re heading to the Big Apple? You’re probably brimming with excitement and have some fun activities in mind, but do you know how to get executed what you have planned out. You’ve never been to the city so you’re probably wondering if the places everyone says to go are worth the hype. Some are and some aren’t. Here are the eight places that you should visit while visiting New York City.
1. Empire State Building. You probably have seen some version of the Empire State Building at least a dozen times in pictures and movies and on television shows. Whether you’ve seen it in “Sleepless in Seattle” or “King Kong,” it doesn’t compare to seeing it in real life. When it was completed in 1931, the 1,454-foot building with 102 floors was the tallest skyscraper in the world. It held that title for 40 years. When you visit NYC, you can travel to the observatory deck you’ll find on the 86th floor to observe the concrete jungle surrounding you. The observatory deck is open daily from 8 am to 2 am. If you have the chance take the elevator up; it’s a view that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
2. Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is one of the top monuments that is associated with the United States of America, right up there with the White House. It’s a symbol of the freedom and acceptance that the country is supposed to extend to everyone. Most people visiting the Big Apple only get to experience the grounds that are located around the statue. Those who want to visit the pedestal level and explore the museum have to do a little extra planning, but it’s worth it.
Ferries take visitors to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, meaning that visiting the statue of liberty can be a double dose of historical fun if you decide to go the second island. Ferries depart between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
3. The Theater District. The Theater District stretches from 34th St to just beyond 6th Ave. Going to the theater in New York is a must for anyone who loves musicals and plays. You just need to be sure that you’re dressed nice and clean shaven to fit in with the other Broadway goers. There’s not just plays to go to in the theater district though. You can experience many flourishing new businesses around the area and see Times Square.
4. Central Park. Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world, and it’s free unlike many of the other activities you’ll partake in when you’re visiting the city. The 836 acres is a daunting but fun task to take on when you’re in NYC. If you’re just visiting the city for a day trip, you’ll want to lay on a mattress that relieves back pain if you’re prone to back pain. A walk through the park can aggravate a condition like chronic pain, and you want to be in the best condition to enjoy the many wonders that are inside Central Park.
5. The Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is another great place to visit on your stay in NYC, and it’s another attraction that cost no money to enjoy. You can cross the bridge from either the Manhattan or Brooklyn side, with both having beautiful scenery. Going from Brooklyn to Manhattan though will give you a great view of the city’s skyline. Traveling over the bridge is quite a walk. Its length is 1.3 miles long, and it takes a little over 30 minutes to travel across if there are no people. There probably will be people. You want to make sure that you’re able to stand and walk for a long time if you want to experience the uniqueness of the Brooklyn Bridge.
6. St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Built to accommodate New York City’s growing Catholic population, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a beautiful piece of architecture to view even if you’re not religious. With 3,700 stained-panels, the church holds a number of unique historical traits that are wonderful to learn about. You can tour the cathedral by yourself or with the help of a trained guide.
7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visiting New York City is incomplete without a trip to the Met. It’s a huge collection of art from Antiquity to modern-day pieces. For those who love art, it’s a must-go-to spot. The admission to the museum is $25, and it’s open until 5:30 pm. When exploring the museum, don’t get overwhelmed. There are many exhibits so it’s best to have a game plan in place to tackle the highlights and other things that you want to see.
8. Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum is truly a unique feature in NYC. It’s a museum that is on a former aircraft carrier that still sits in the water. The USS Intrepid survived through many wars but is now docked and serves as an interactive museum for kids and adults to enjoy. The inside is dedicated to aircraft, submarines, and spaceships. It’s an extremely interesting and fun place to take the family, and you can fulfill your childhood dream of being an astronaut through their flight simulator.
Going on the G-Force Encounter can be an intense experience so be sure that you don’t get queasy easily and that you’re checked out by your doctor and dentist. If you have a tooth problem or root canal, you can aggravate your condition through such an intense experience.
Visiting New York City doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. With the correct planning and knowing where to go, you can easily have the best time of your life in the Big Apple. Before you leave for your big trip, be sure to ensure that your business’s website is taken care of and your office is spick-and-span when you get back