Top 10 places to visit in New York 2017

Top 10 places to visit in New York: New york, The Big Apple, or the City that Never Sleeps, there are so many names that New York goes by! Find out what to do in the city!

top 10 places to visit in New York

With so many famous sites and attractions, it could be hard to pick how to spend your time in one of the best cities of the USA and the world. Here are some of the best places to spend your time whenever you find yourself in New York.

Places to visit in New York 2017 – The list

Buckle up and get ready to visit some places of New York 2017!

1. Empire State Building

empire state building

Empire State Building: There is no way to think of the cityscape of New York without the iconic spire of the Empire State Building. It is arguably the most famous landmark in New York. Visit the 102nd Floor Observatory to view distances up to 80 miles away into surrounding states. Because of the lines, it is advisable you buy your tickets early and the optional Skip the Line ticket which is good for up to a year.

2. Central Park

central park new york

Central Park: Is there a bigger playground in New York? I think not. This vast park right in the middle of the city has so many attractions within it and has features in several Hollywood productions and TV shows. The Strawberry Fields, Central Park Zoo and the Lake are must-see. You can consider renting a bike to get around quicker.

3. Fifth Avenue

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Fifth Avenue: Fifth Avenue is New York’s premium shopping center. You don’t have to be royalty to visit Fifth Avenue’s posh designer stores. It is also offers excellent views and fun walks window shopping.

4. Brooklyn Bridge

brooklyn bridge

Brooklyn Bridge: Opened in 1883, it was the world’s first steel bridge. Crossing the East River, you can enjoy amazing views of Manhattan and other landmarks of the city. Up to a mile-long stroll down the bridge, be on the lookout for cyclists.

5. The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty: The view of New York Harbour and lower Manhattan from the crown of Lady Liberty is worth the climb. It is one of the world’s most famous statues at almost 152 feet tall. The boat ride to Ellis Island is always fun filled.

6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Under the roof of the “Met” are collections of more than two million art works from every part of the world. From ancient Egypt to medieval Europe, there is something for every art lover to enjoy.

7. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

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The 9/11 Memorial and Museum: Ground Zero is a testimony of the strength of the nation, a heartfelt tribute to the lives lost during the attacks. See the “Survivor Tree” and be part of the story that shook a nation, where the Twin Towers used to stand. The twin pools also have the names of every life that was lost in the attacks immortalized in bronze.

8. One World Observatory

One World Observatory

One World Observatory: World Trade Center: The observatory offers a breathtaking elevator ride that is gives you a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline. The One Café and One Mix also offer different cuisine options to indulge in alongside the amazing city view.

9. Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center: This site is home to a great ice-skating rink, the bronze Atlas statues and the studio for the Today Show. The Top of the Rock observatory also offers panoramic views. Also look out for the Art Deco murals in several buildings in the center.

10. Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal: Last but not least on the list of places to visit in New York 2017 is the Grand Central Terminal. If you are looking to get around New York, this terminal gets you there. However, its huge halls and ceilings are beautiful to explore. You can find several tributes to Mercury, the god of travel and an ornate Tiffany-glass timepiece.

It might take you a few trips to New York to see the whole city but if you’re able to knock off a few from this list, you are going to have a great time one visit at a time.

I hope you found some of the top 10 places to visit in New York 2017 interesting, and have time to see some of them during your next trip!

Image credits (CC, Flickr): erik forsbergAnthony QuintanoDavid JonesRafa WinRichard Allawaydee_dee_creameredward stojakovicMike SteeleKolitha de Silva

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