The Empire State, the Concrete Jungle, and home to the new Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Yankee Stadium. New York is easily one of the most popular destinations in the world. Famous for the bright lights and 24/7 lifestyle it’s rightfully called the city that never sleeps.
Sightseeing New York
Twin Tower Monument: 9/11 happened when I was 7th grade. Unfortunately, I never got to opportunity to see the Twin Towers in person. I visited the site on my trip to New York in 2011. The monument is very meaningful and incredibly moving. It was a very important experience for me as an American. It’s a must visit if you are in New York.
Statue of Liberty: The Statue of Liberty is typical tourist attraction in New York but a must see if you are visiting for the first time.
The Freedom Tower: The Freedom Tower is said to take the place of the fallen Twin Towers. I had the opportunity to see the Tower during its construction but it was since been completed. Check out this magnificent building that towers above the world famous New York Skyline.
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge: Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and have a great view of the city.
Times Square: Just go there. If you’re wandering the streets of lower Manhattan you will probably stumble upon it anyway. Take your little selfy at Time Square and move on. ☺
See the Empire State Building: Still tallest Building in New York. Take the Elevator to the top floor and get a birds eye view of the New York Skyline, one of the most famous skylines in the world.
Visit Central Park: Central Park is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Walk one of the many trails through the park that covers more than 40 blocks. It’s easy to spend hours in this massive park. Durring the summer months you can even catch a free concert and possibly a theater production.
Staten Island Ferry: If you want to see the Statue of Liberty but want to avoid taking the 2 hour + tour, take the Staten Island Ferry and get a great view of the famous Statue of Liberty.
Delicious Food in NYC
Street Food: If you eat at restaurants for every meal you are sure to burn a hole in your pocket pretty quick. Street Food will save you a lot of money and its very delicious.
Hotels in New York
Hotels in any of the city centers are very nice but incredibly expensive so if you are on a budget, check out some other options like Couchsurfing or Air BnB.
Transportation in NYC
- Don’t take a Taxi. WALK its Faster.