Planning your first trip the great NY? Well for the person who is going to visit New York for the very first time, there are a thousand things to do! The must-do list is huge. Saying The New York City is huge is still an understatement – the place is almost massive. The beauty of this city is that it has something to everyone. If you ask two people who have been to New York, they will tell you totally different spots that they visited and loved, however, don’t get too confused. In this blog, the top ten places that you absolutely must visit have been narrowed down – the rest you can determine off your own accord.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
One of the most popular modern art museums in the world, The Museum of Modern Art, also known simply as “MoMA” is one of the biggest New York tourist attractions, especially for the art lovers. Solely dedicated to contemporary art, the museum has everything from paintings, sculptures to film as well as architecture. Every person will find something of their attraction, from adults to children. So if you plan to visit MoMA, you can plan the trip with your family.
Central Park has entertained the visitors and residents for almost 150 years! A fan of FRIENDS? No, this isn’t Central Perk but yea, this is Central Park. You can hang out here with your friends and family for picnic or even just for a healthy walk. Central Park has served as an escape from the busy city life to everyone who longs for some quiet and green. Apart from a leisure walk and family picnic, the park also offers boat riding. However, it can’t be quite put into words as why the place is so famous, guess you will have to go and find out yourself.
So you are done traveling and visiting places – It is evening and you require a getaway. The most classic thing to go down to is your cozy little cocktail longue, Little Branch. Dimly lit, this little bar whispers of “tryst”. Here you can bring your date or come with your partner and have your exotic drink, unwind and relax. The place offers a grand menu of cocktails and other drinks. Up for a romantic night? This is it.
Grand Central Terminal
If you are looking for history within the New York City, there is nothing as grand as glorious as the Grand Central Terminal. With its celestial ceiling mural, the station transports you into the past. Calling it a “Station” just doesn’t do justice to the mighty Grand Central, it is a terminal, indeed, which transports a person to the glorious past of the massive New York City. Up for a little adventure? The terminal also offers secret passageways, forsaken for long.
Empire State Building
Staring at enclosed skyscrapers and actually next to no sky can be claustrophobic and sometimes a bit too much. If you are done with staring at the buildings, here is something that can offer you a far and wide few of the New York City. Get your tickets to the top of the Empire State Building and you will see New York from a brand new perspective. However, in order to save yourself from a long wait and big line, you need to order your tickets in advance or even online. There are also classes of tickets, getting a little expensive one can get your through the hoards. However, if you are trying to save money, then there is a lesser expensive ticket as well. Seeing New York from the streets is a different experience – Seeing it from up high is a totally different and beautiful one.
Looking for a music spot with the mighty New York City? Bowery Ballroom could be the place for you. The place has even been rated as the very best music spot within New York. If you are a music lover, then your very first stop within this city just has to be this. This Ballroom features new talent as well as offer its visitors with a cozy bar. In short, it is basically a heaven for all new acts in the town as well as indie music lovers. S
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History has been growing and evolving since it was opened to public in 1869.Apart from their famous Rose Center Planetarium, the museum also offers permanents and temporary exhibits. Every few weeks a brand new exhibition is held, hence things never really gold at American Museum of Natural History. If you are a history lover, this is that has to be on the top of your list of places to visit in New York.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
This land of art has more than two million works of art exhibited on its walls. Moreover, these works of art belong to people from all across the globe, so that you get to catch glimpse of almost every culture here. Met is a place you must visit, whether you are an art lover or not!
If you have been to New York and haven’t been to the Film Forum, you haven’t had enough of the mighty NY! The town of New York City’s film lovers, this is a place where you get the movies that you must have only heard of in magazines and newspapers like The New York Times etc. Apart from feature films, the forum also presents documentaries and movies from foreign cinemas. Definitely a must go.
Statue of Liberty
Last but not the least, if you have been to New York and have not visited the Statue of Liberty, well that is just sad. America’s mighty symbol of freedom, this statue stands tall within New York. If you have your trip properly planned out, then you can even get to visit the “crown” of America’s Statue of Liberty!