✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In New York City

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New York City is situated in the north-eastern
United States approximately halfway between Washington D.C. and Boston. The geography of New York City is characterised
by its coastal position at the meeting of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean in
one of the world’s largest natural harbours. Most of New York City is built on the three
islands consisting of Long Island, Manhattan and Staten Island. With the city’s ancient bedrock providing
the immovable foundation for the hundreds of modern skyscrapers that dominate the skyline. A global power city, New York has been described
as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Cool, cosmopolitan, constantly evolving, New
York blends big city splendour with small-town charm. Amid the city’s iconic landmarks, towering
skyscrapers and exciting attractions you’ll experience a vibrant culture that filters
through each of the city’s distinctive neighbourhoods and boroughs. Often referred to as the Big Apple, with its
iconic sites that include the Empire State Building, Times Square and sprawling Central
Park, this fascinating city has an energy that is captivating! Before we get into the top 10 things to do
in New York, we’ve included links in the description to various discount codes and
links to resources of things to do, so make sure you check those out. 10) At number 10 is Central Park Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan
and is located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, roughly bounded by Fifth
Avenue in the east. When Central Park first opened in the winter
of 1859, it was one of the first artificially landscaped parks in the United States. The completed historical landmark officially
opened in 1876, and it is still one of the greatest achievements in artificial landscaping
today attracting millions of visitors from all over the world every year. The park’s terrain and vegetation are highly
varied and range from flat grassy areas, gentle slopes and shady glens, to steep, rocky ravines. It’s 843 acres of green space features running
paths, an open-air theatre, a boating lake, ponds, a zoo, several fountains, statues,
gardens, a skating rink and many children’s playgrounds. The area is a great place for picnicking,
listening to music and exploration, and with so much to see this famous park is definitely
a top New York attraction! 9) Number 9, is the famous The Empire State
Building The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art
Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan that was completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet
and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall, including its antenna. Looking up at New York’s skyscrapers is quite
an experience, but it’s nothing compared to looking down on New York from the viewing
area of its most famous skyscraper. With ongoing exhibitions and two observation
decks, the Empire State Building is the best way to see the Empire State. As one of America’s true icons, it was designated
a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City
and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. The 86th and 102nd floor observation decks
have two of the highest viewing positions in New York City with panoramic views of up
to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries. 8) At number 8 is the New York Aquarium The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually
operating aquarium in the United States, having opened in Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan
in 1896. Since 1957, it has been located on the boardwalk
in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The Aquarium offers an intimate peek into
the underwater world with a variety of aquatic displays starring penguins, sea lions, sharks
and more. From the sea lion shows to the conservation
minded displays of Glover’s Reef, there’s plenty to keep the most budding marine biologists
transfixed for hours. Visitors can get a snorkel’s-eye view of
colourful reef dwelling marine life, including eels, rays, and clown fish, then get wrapped
up in the 4-D theatre experience, which combines 3-D film with sensory technology. This attraction is a great day out for families
and everyone will be pleased to hear that the Aquarium is a leading voice in local marine
conservation issues, committed to preserving safe places for people and wildlife to share
the waters that surround this city of islands. 7) At number 7 is One World Observatory After almost a decade of construction between
2006 and 2015, one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere took its place on
the north-west corner of the World Trade Centre site. Designed by master architect David Childs
the One World Trade Centre is a spectacular glass and steel monolith, reaching 1,776 feet
into the sky. Inside this amazing building visitors are
greeted with a slick exhibit detailing the tower’s development, before being whisked
into a screen lined elevator, where you’ll be treated to a time lapse history of New
York as you glide upwards. Of course, the real highlight is waiting at
the top with the three-story observatory that is absolutely stunning, offering unprecedented
panoramic views of this great city. Enjoy breathtaking scenes of New York City
and beyond with views stretching over 50 miles into the distance. Then check out the Sky Walk, which broadcasts
real time video onto the walls and floor, allowing you to get a birds-eye view of the
city below including the Upper New York Bay and the Statue of Liberty, as well as the
Brooklyn Bridge and the cluster of Midtown skyscrapers. 6) At number 6 is the Brooklyn Bridge When the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed in
1883, extending 1,595 feet across the East River, connecting lower Manhattan to Brooklyn
Heights, it was the longest steel wire suspension bridge in the world and at that time it was
also the first permanent crossing on the East River. Now, it’s a historic staple in the New York
City skyline, transporting commuter car traffic underneath and foot traffic above. As one of the most famous bridges in the world
the Brooklyn Bridge is not only aesthetically pleasing, it makes for a great walk. The structure’s sense of drama comes from
its two neo-Gothic towers, composed of limestone and granite and rising to 84 metres and anchoring
the intricate cable system. The Brooklyn Bridge is best crossed as a pedestrian
on the elevated walkway above the road and through the very centre of the towers, for
satisfying views of New York’s silhouette and the cables overhead. 5) Number 5 is the 9/11 Memorial and Museum The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition
space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Centre site. It tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia
displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artefacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and
1993 attacks are commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the lives
of the men, women and children who died. Reflecting Absence, the memorial design, has
two pools dug into the footprints of the Twin Towers, symbolising the loss of innocent lives
on 11 September 2001. The three-part historical exhibition in the
museum extensively details the before, during, and after 9/11. The Museum has a collection of over 10,000
artefacts from Ground Zero, including a section of antenna from the roof of the North Tower,
and the remains of a fire truck. The monumental artefacts of the Museum provide
a link to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning
and recovery that are central to telling the story of the attacks and the aftermath. Sombre but necessary, the National 9/11 Memorial
and Museum is on the site of the World Trade Centre and is important for any visitor. 4) At number 4 is Bronx Zoo The Bronx Zoo is located within Bronx Park
in the Bronx, a borough of New York City. It is one of the largest zoos in the United
States by area, comprising 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats separated by the
Bronx River. The Zoo is teeming with wildlife including
alligators, baboons and camels and more than 6000 animals call it home. Highlights of a day at the zoo include the
lions and zebras on the African Plains, the eagles and owls of the Birds of Prey exhibit,
and the Congo Gorilla Forest. The Children’s Zoo is a great place for kids
to safely get up-close and personal with some unfamiliar creatures, like anteaters and sloths,
as well as the petting zoo favourite, the mini goat. The Bronx Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in
the country, and has been conservation minded throughout history and in the early 20th century
the American great plains were restocked using Bronx-bred bison. Bronx Zoo is a great day out for all the family
to enjoy especially the regular feedings scheduled throughout the day, including the sea lions
and penguins, which are great fun to watch! 3) Number 3 is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Conceived in 1943 by master architect Frank
Lloyd Wright, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened to the public in 1959 and changed the
world of modern art. Its design is still as cutting-edge as it
was in the 50s, with its gracefully spiralling ramp reaching gently into the spectacular
domed-glass ceiling. The iconic building houses Solomon R. Guggenheim’s
modern art collection, which includes paintings by Kandinsky, plus works by Picasso, Klee,
Miró, and more. Completely contrasting the strict Manhattan
city grid, the organic curves of the museum are a famous landmark for both art lovers,
visitors, and pedestrians alike. With guided tours, downloadable audio guides
and interactive augmented reality mobile apps, it’s an appropriately contemporary experience
and a must-see for lovers of art and architecture. 2) At number 2 visit Times Square Times Square, the most bustling square of
New York, is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and electronic billboards. It is one of those places that makes New York,
a city that never sleeps. The neon lights and video billboards of Times
Square are one of New York City’s most well known landmarks. Many people come to Times Square for the ambience
and the billboard spectacle, but there are also many restaurants and shops, well over
100 in the area. The most famous building at the square is
the iconic Paramount Building. The building was home to the Paramount theatre
where stars such as Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra performed in their heyday. This triangular intersection between Broadway,
42nd Street, and Seventh Avenue is home to the Big Apple’s famous theatres, an essential
Manhattan experience. In addition to its role as the hub of the
theatre world, Times Square is home to numerous other attractions, many perfect for families. 1) And at number 1 is The Statue of Liberty
exhibit New York’s Statue of Liberty was a gift of
international friendship from France to the United States, and is one of the most universal
symbols of democracy. The 93-metre Statue of Liberty depicts the
Roman goddess Libertas, striding free of the shackles at her feet, holding aloft a torch
in her right hand and carrying a tablet in her left hand bearing the date of the Declaration
of Independence. From 1886, immigrants making the voyage to
New York for a new life would be greeted by this inspiring symbol of freedom. The Statue of Liberty exhibit, which opened
in July 1986 is located on the second floor in the pedestal of the Statue. It traces the history and symbolism of the
Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos and oral histories. In addition to historical artefacts and descriptive
text, full scale replicas of the Statue’s face and foot are also on display. The queues for the ferry and Statue of Liberty
Museum on Liberty Island can be long so it’s well worth getting a ticket beforehand. Trips to the top of the crown are highly in
demand, so it’s advisable to book well in advance for this amazing New York experience. So that sums up our top 10 things to do in
New York, we hope you enjoyed, if you did please leave a like and if you’re new here
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