New York City, often called “The Big Apple” or just “New York” by locals, is the largest city in the United States of America. It is a city with a population of more than 8.5 million people and where immigrants from over 180 countries live! Moreover, nearly 800 different languages from every corner of the world are spoken here, making it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world!
New York City is one of the most important world cultural and financial capitals and a major center for international diplomacy! You can find great New York City hotel deals for business or family travel needs and book one of the hotels here!
WHERE TO GO IN NEW YORK CITY?
A great place to take a break from action in the city! Central Park is a 341-hectare (843 acres) public park located in the heart of Manhattan. This 160-year-old park is one of America’s greatest art works and one of the most famous public parks in the world!
Many of the city’s greatest attractions, including 7 fountains, 29 sculptures and also 21 playgrounds, are located next to the park or within its boundaries. The most remarkable attractions in Central park are the bronze statue Alice in the Wonderland, romantic Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, the first official zoo in New York, Central Park Zoo and the oldest public monument in North America, The Obelisk.
Also, there are many activities to do! You can rent a bike, take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage, bird watching, rock climbing and many sports such as baseball, tennis can be played in Central Park!
Opening hours: 6:00 – 1:00
Entry fee: Free
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is conveniently located on the eastern edge of Central Park and its branch for medieval architecture and art in northern Manhattan. The museum occupies nearly 190000 square metres which makes the Metropolitan Museum of Art one of the largest and finest art museums in the world!
Its permanent collection consists of more than 2 million works of art, including classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from many European masters, Greek, Roman, Islamic art and much more!
This massive museum is one of New York City’s most popular attractions and it is the third most visited art museum in the world, with over 6 million visitors annually! It is so big that it is impossible to see the entire museum’s collection in one day! So, with a little of preparation, you can get the most out of your time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:30
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00
Entry fee: up to 25$
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Observe Manhattan from a must-see New York attraction – a six-level observation platform the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which is situated in the center of Manhattan at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It offers exceptional 360-degree panoramic views of the New York City skyline from the 70th floor, which is 850 feet (259 metres) above street level!
There is a variety of attractions and sites available, apart from the observation deck. The visit to the Top of the Rock begins in the atrium lobby with the shining Swarovski “Joie” chandelier, then you will see a collection of photos and artifact dedicated to the architecture, art and rich history of Rockefeller Centre. In addition, you can pick up a souvenir in one of the gift shops or you can explore the rest of Rockefeller Center!
Opening hours: 8:00 – 24:00 (last admission 23:00)
Entry fee: up to 30$
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Visit the principal memorial and museum that commemorate the terrorist attack of 9/11, when almost 3000 people lost their lives, and the 1993 bombing, when 6 people were killed. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is situated at the World Trade Centre site, the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the terror attacks of September 11.
The memorial consists of two twin reflecting pools, which are each 1 acre (0.4 hectares), with the largest man-made waterfalls in the North America cascading down their sides. Almost 3000 names of people who were killed during the terrorist attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the memorial pools.
The 9/11 Museum was opened to the public in May 2014. The museum has an area of 110000 square feet (1.02 hectare) and features more than 10000 artefacts, 23000 images and real-time recordings linked to the events of September 11.
Opening hours: 7:30 – 21:00
Entry fee: Free but a reservation is needed!
Opening hours: 9:00 – 20:00 (last admission 18:00)
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 – 21:00 (last admission 19:00)
Entry fee: up to 24$
New York City is famous for its vibrant and active life and its breathtaking skylines! You have an opportunity to enjoy the marvellous views of Manhattan from the High Line standing 30 feet (9.1 metres) above street level!
The High Line, formerly a New York Central Railroad, is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 kilometres) public linear park, inspired by a similar project in Paris. The park offers not only beautiful panoramas of the city’s most lively places but also great views of the Hudson River. Moreover, you can enjoy its gardens which have more than 300 species of plants! Some of the plants grew up after the railway became abandoned! Also, you will find here art installations, a sunbathing and picnic area and a variety of places to eat and drink!
Entry fee: Free
Grand Central Terminal
While in New York, do not miss one of the most famous American landmarks – Grand Central Terminal. This huge 48 acre(19 hectares) railway terminal has more platforms than any other railway station in the world! To clarify, Grand Central Terminal has 44 platforms. Grand Central Terminal, more often known as Grand Central Station, was visited by more than 21.6 million people which makes this railway station one of the ten most-visited and popular tourist attractions in the whole world! Although, Grand Central Terminal is a very busy station, it is worth visiting because it is not just a railway station it is a really huge and spectacular building that has several unusual features!
If you stay in New York City for long enough and you do not mind attending some musical shows, then Broadway theater is the right place for you to go! Broadway is not only a very popular tourist attraction in New York City but also one of the commercially most successful theaters in the world which only prove the quality of the musical shows and of the theater overall! Broadway theater was exactly one of the places where of the American culture development and it is one of the reasons why New York City is the cultural city of the American nation! Broadway is a great mix mainly of musical performances and of a historical place!