New York Adventure: 7 Things You Mustn't Miss in the Big Apple

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It’s best to have a plan and organize the trip to make the most of what New York has to offer. So let’s start with essentials for the best movie-like adventure.


The city of Gotham attracts millions of tourist each year, and how wouldn’t it when it is the most vivid place in the world, with numerous attractions and a lifetime to experience them all. Packed with multiple treasures, the first time visitors can often feel lost and overwhelmed by so many choices one can get lost in. Therefore, it’s best to have a plan and organize the trip to make the most of what New York has to offer. So let’s start with essentials for the best movie-like adventure.

Grand Central Station

Spotted at Grand Central, bags in hand: you enjoying one of NY’s beaux-arts landmarks. Gossip Girl fans can’t afford to miss the historic Grand Central Terminal (original name) and admire its architecture. Located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue, take the express back to pass, but watch out not to lose track of time while gazing into the celestial ceiling mural.

Explore the famous Oyster Bar downstairs and whisper a secret into the wall in the Whispering Gallery and the end of the bar. Go see a legendary Campbell Apartment and discover the most amazing view that the secret elevated passages have to offer.

Empire State Building

Sleepless in Seattle really made it impossible not to run to the top of the Empire State Building and wait for a miracle. However, the true sensation is the view over the Rockefeller Centre’s Top of the Rock.

But for a greater sense of the building’s magnificence, it is best to visit it in the evening, as the top 30 floors become a spectrum of colors each night. The 7th wonder of the world, and the most famous host of more than 90 films, has a lot of restaurants and bars all around, so you can never get bored with this iconic building.

Times Square

The beauties keep on coming, so you have to come to New York’s major commercial intersection – Time Square. Given the fact that it’s a global legend, it’s no surprise the place is crowded with visitors from all around the world. Take the pleasure of some of the best plays and musicals, but be sure to look well ahead of time if you want to find cheap Broadway tickets.

Moreover, be a part of of the virtual reality tour or take a private tour for a customized experience. Nonetheless, if you’re planning on going during the winter season, prepare yourself for the winter magic filled with remarkable holiday events.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of the American Dream, so if you wish to feel like all dreams can come true, reserve a spot in the crown at least six months in advance. Or you can tune in with the audio tours or take a ferry ride to the sacred grounds.

Unfortunately, the torch is off limits, but it still shines as a beacon of hope. Furthermore, you can extend the visit by going to the nearby Ellis Island and take a peek at the most fascinating exhibits.

Art & Architecture

Where should we begin when art and architecture are the main targets? The Metropolitan Museum of Art has the largest art collection in the world. From American paintings to Egyptian temples, The Met is the largest single tourist attraction.

Of course, one can never fail to pay a visit to the Lincoln Center and get culturally enriched. With the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, and the iconic Metropolitan Opera House, enlightenment is guaranteed. But the riches don’t end here, as you should definitely consider going to the:

-Museum of Modern Art
-American Museum of Natural History
-Museum of Jewish Heritage
-National September 11 Memorial Museum
-Cathedral Church of St John the Divine
-Chrysler Building

Brooklyn Bridge

It would be a shame to visit NY and miss the Brooklyn-Manhattan connection and the world’s first steel suspension bridge. Especially because you can take a pedestrian walkway that will take you straight to the breathtaking views of lower Manhattan and the East River.

Not to mention the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can find open-air parties, yoga classes, film screenings, and many more attractions. To go to Brooklyn is to have a day of splendor and to spend valuable time in nature, surrounded by a peaceful crowd.

Central Park

Saving the best for last, Central Park is basically a must-see location for anyone coming to the Big Apple for their first time. It is the heart of New York occupied by unique gardens, lakes, and animals. The experience is equal to Alice in Wonderland, which is coincidentally one of the park’s famous statues. And if you’re thinking about the best season to visit, there is no better or worse time, because the park is gorgeous throughout the whole year.

As you can see a trip to New York has to be longer than ten days if you want to get a true sense of this wonderful city. If your objective is to see all of these wonders and iconic sites, than you have to prolong your journey or come back later to really take all in. Just be careful of falling in love with the city, because you might never wish to come back home.


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