The Big Apple has lots to offer with its rich history and potpourri of culture, which can be a little intimidating if you don’t know where to start. Take advantage of these New York City travel tips to experience some popular attractions that will make your time in the city unforgettable. Also, be sure to bring your most comfortable walking shoes.
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There’s no shortage of history in this city, with major museums sprinkled throughout, like the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim museum. You’ll also see historical landmarks all around, such as the commemorative September 11 Memorial, the towering Statue of Liberty, and the Rockefeller Center.
This city is an icon for transportation with its bumper-to-bumper taxi cabs, which you can certainly see in the famous Times Square. Or maybe you’ll find yourself in the massive train station of Grand Central Terminal, on the Staten Island Ferry, or on the Brooklyn Bridge, which is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Although old and historic, these places are still actively used on the daily. To experience all of this, pull on your walking shoes and get around!
You can see the incredible work of creative minds all over the city. While the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses masterpieces of more traditional artwork, you can experience the sounds of vocal artists at the Metropolitan Opera House or Radio City Music Hall, the eye-catching fashion showcased on the designer racks of Fifth Avenue and impressive movement of performance art in the many shows on Broadway and at the Met.
- Nature in the City
With over 800 acres of nature, Central Park offers a little reprieve and break from the concrete jungle during your New York City travel. Take advantage of it as a quick pass through, during a jog for outdoor exercise or even for some sun with an afternoon picnic. It’s free to the public and has five visitor centers along with multiple restrooms located throughout park. Other places to enjoy some fresh air include the High Line, Bryant Park and Washington Square Park.
Food-lovers know that New York City has a long list of must-try places with top-grade chefs really honing their craft. You’ll want to take your appetite to Little Italy for a cannoli or some Chianti or Chinatown for roasted duck. Meat eaters should be sure to visit a deli, and breakfast lovers will definitely want to try a bagel. Pizza, of course, has its own food group, and you can find a pretty decent slice near your vacation rental home in most neighborhoods.