New York is known as the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple, and the escape plan for almost all the dreamers out there. While you’re here, we’ve got 11 places you need to visit before you venture off into the sunset.
Number One: Central Park. Central Park is maybe the most magical place in the city. It’s a beautiful, great space where anyone can get some rest from the glamor of the big city.
Number Two: The 9/11 Memorial. Remembering and honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 is just one reason to visit this memorial. Coming here will surely have an effect on your time in New York.
Number Three: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With works of art spanning thousands of years, enjoy the Met’s wide-ranging collection, including everything from Greek to Roman art, paintings, sculptures, artifacts and more.
Number Four: Empire State Building. One of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, the 86th-floor observatory welcomes 3.5 million people every year. This National Historic Landmark gives visitors plenty to admire.
Number Five: Statue of Liberty. This towering monument to liberty was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence. This national monument has represented the suffering of many immigrants since the late 1800s, and it is still one of the universal symbols for freedom.
Number Six: Chinatown. This neighborhood filled with Chinese immigrants has a little something for everyone. Enjoy a little piece of China right in the middle of the city that never sleeps.
Number Seven: Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan Island. It has become an icon of New York City and a National Historic Landmark.
Number Eight: Museum of Modern Art. Down in the streets of Midtown Manhattan, the MoMA is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, and it has been important in developing and collecting modernist art.
Number Nine: Rockefeller Center. Home to the gargantuan art motifs and sculptures, look into the rich history and breathtaking artistry of one of New York’s most famous landmarks. Don’t miss it, especially during Christmas season.
Number Ten: Coney Island. Coney Island is New York City’s famed amusement district. On a bright summer day, no place feels more electric than here. And it is NOT a theme park, by the way.
Number Eleven: Times Square. Known around the world as a symbol of the American spirit for its many Broadway theaters, cinemas and electronic billboards, this is a must for everyone to experience.