Top 5 tourists things to visit in New York
New York, NYC, the Big Apple. So much to do, so little time. wtravl.com is making things easier : here are the Top things to do when you travel to New York.
1. The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Liberty Island is home of the Statue of Liberty Museum. A tourist attraction not to be missed, but there are few things to know before you go.
The visits last from a few minutes to all day long depending on what you plan to see.
How to go there ? Only one option: ferries. They are run by Statue Cruises and there are two locations to embark : Lower Manhattan or New Jersey.
Closest stations to access Lower Manhattan: Bowling Green, which is accessed by the 4 and 5 trains, and South Ferry Station, which is accessed by the 1 train.
You can also reach the ferry landing via Rector Street Station on the N and R Train, Wall Street Station on the 2 and 3 train, and Broad Street Station J and Z trains.
If you do not wish to visite the statue of Liberty but only want to get closer, you can take the FREE Staten Island Ferry which operate in Lower Manhattan too.
Nearby, there is also Ellis island, which was during the late 19th and early 20th century the port of entry in the United States for 12 million immigrants. Access is also possible with a Ferry ticket purchase.
2. Sightseing New York City by… bus
If you don’t have too much time to visit New York, the best options is always to travel fast and see things while you travel.
Option number 1: Sightseeing Tours. Many are available by bus all around the city, guided or not. Often pricey but it’s the easiest option.
Option number 2: regular buses… and the Subway. The best way to discover a City is to take public transportation. Fast or not, but if you travel on a budget, it might the best option.
3. Empire State Building
There is no reason to not go the Empire State Building. The Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.
Built from 1930 to 1931, its name comes from the “Empire State”, the nickname of the state of New York. The breathtaking view of the NYC skyline is well worth a stop.
Travel tip : get there early to avoid queues. The ride in the elevator is fast and worth for itself. The Empire State Building is open 365 days a year.
4. One World Observatory, World Trade Center
Opened in 2014, the One World Observatory is at the top of the new World Trade Center Building.
Travel tip : get there early to avoid queues.
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is located consists of the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Travel tip : You got it now, get there early, although the plateform is bigger than the Empire State Building.
5. Central Park
You can’t go to NYC and not visit Central Park. One of the most famous park in the world, created by the City during the 19th century. Wide field, trees, and during the summer, many concerts and other attractions. It’s a must see. Yes it’s big, it will take you likely a day to visit most of it.