The impressive Oculus Station is one of the city’s latest attractions.
The spectrum of neighborhoods
Each neighborhood in New York with its own characteristics forms a unique entity.
During the trip, it’s worth stopping at least at SoHo’s bohemian artist districts and Little Italy restaurants, and not to miss the Brooklyn Bridge and the hustle and bustle of Wall Street in Manhattan.
Those looking for entertainment should head to Coney Island in the south of Brooklyn County, which, with its beaches and roller coasters, is like an unfenced amusement park. TriBeCa is charmingly homely during the day – in the evenings, life – giving restaurants and nightclubs electrify the atmosphere.
On a trip to New York, it is worth stopping in as many districts as possible, as the difference between them is, to say the least, fascinating. However, it is not worth rushing, because you can always get back.
New York is a shopper’s paradise
What is not found in New York’s shopping paradises is not needed by any mortal. New Yorkers ’favorite sports, shopping, have unparalleled opportunities in the city. The city is teeming with department stores, shopping streets, small boutiques and specialty shops.
In midtown Manhattan, Midtown is the sky of department stores, and in New York department stores, every imaginable necessary and unnecessary item is found under one roof. A department store lover should head to Macy’s, for example, which is the largest and most famous department store in New York, one block in size.
Another well-known department store is the expensive and trendy Bloomingdale’s, and the legendary Fifth Avenue is home to the famous Saks Fifth Avenue.
Madison Avenue is a mecca for every fashion lover. Along this fashion street you will find each reputable fashion designer’s own boutique, and Madison Avenue is not at all suitable for the faint of heart because of its prices.
Another expensive but interesting and legendary place to shop is the jewelry store Tiffany’s, located in Manhattan on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.
In New York, you should also check out the shopping on offer in different parts of the city. New York is a multi-faceted metropolis whose different parts differ from night to day, also in terms of their shopping. SoHo, for example, is a trendy artist district, and the main street of East Village, on the other hand, is full of shops where you can find all kinds of tourist trinkets from t-shirts to watches.
World famous museums
Shopping is counterbalanced by New York’s huge cultural offerings: the number of museums and other cultural institutions counts in the hundreds.
For art lovers there is the Metroplitan Museum of Art as well as the Museum of Modern Art MoMA. The former is a huge museum complex where you can get acquainted with historical artefacts in addition to works of art. The latter is the most prestigious center of contemporary art in the world. The Guggenheim, on the other hand, is an attraction because of its appearance.
A tourist interested in culture should head to the museum mile. There are as many as ten world-class museums on the more than a mile stretch of road on Fifth Avenue.
The Statue of Liberty is a must see
The Statue of Liberty is one of New York City’s, and actually the world’s most famous, attractions. The statue of the Goddess of Freedom rises with its pedestals to almost a hundred meters.
The statue on Liberty Island is often admired from the opposite shore, but even closer can be reached by a short ferry ride. In addition, a budget traveler’s favorite, the free Staten Island Ferry, offers a great view of the statue on a cloudless day.
Distinctive Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous buildings in New York. The radio mast of the skyscraper, built in 1931, reaches a height of up to 449 meters.
The skyscraper is popular with tourists because of its two viewing platforms. The lower plateau on the 86th floor is is more popular than these and already from there the views of the city are lavish.
The second plateau, located on the 102nd floor, in turn, is a little more volatile, as fog and clouds obscure visibility from time to time.
Pain on the observation deck costs about 30 euros. The price is quite high, but so is the tower itself.
Times Square light show
Times Square is an area at the intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street, which is – once again – one of the most famous landmarks in New York and the entire United States.
Near Times Square, a huge crowd floats almost around the clock. Where locals on their way to work are leaping along at a frantic pace, countless tourists with their cameras are looking up at the skies towards skyscrapers and light boards.
During the day, this place called the crossroads of the world is lively. In the evenings, at least the rush hour doesn’t make it easier for tourists to snap pictures of Las Vegas-like neon signs, alongside which the lights of London’s Piccadilly Circus, for example, would hardly even be noticed.
Green Central Park
Central Park on Manhattan Island is New York’s lungs and a recreation area for its residents. For tourists, the park also offers a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Countless dirt roads cruising in the park provide joggers and walkers with a dream environment in the heart of nature. The large lawns, on the other hand, are suitable even for picnic hikers, while children are sure to enjoy the park’s playgrounds, not to mention the Central Park Zoo.
In addition to the above, the park is also popular with bird watchers. In the summer, rowing or pedal boating in the ponds of the park is also a good way to ventilate the brain.
THE BEST OF NEW YORK
The hustle and bustle of Union Square charms most travelers.
The most famous landmarks
- statue of Liberty
- Empire State Building
- Times Square
- Rockefeller Center
- Chrysler Building
The best museums
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA
- Guggenheim Museum
- Ellis Island Migration Museum
- Museum of Natural History
Experience these in New York
- New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square
- Ice skating on the Rockefeller Center ice rink
- Musical on Broadway
- Pain in the Empire State Building
- Cross the Brooklyn Bridge