New York Travel Guide – Where to Go and What to Do in New York

The Big Apple.The City that Never Sleeps. Yes, we are referring to the majestic city of New York in the U.S. state that shares the same name. Being the most populous city in the entire United States, you no longer have to wonder why it has become the New York Metropolitan Area’s center. This global power city is home to some of the world’s biggest commerce, media, research, education, entertainment, technology, fashion, and art industry giants. All of these, and more, are the reasons why many people are drawn to its impressive streets.

If you have been planning to pay New York City a well-deserved visit, you should know that there are several places that you should head to for your first trip. In this travel guide, you will learn more about the top 5 attractions to include in your itinerary.

  1. The Statue of Liberty

“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World,” simply known as The Statue of Liberty, was the French people’s gift to the US, symbolizing friendship. Now, it serves as a form of universal icon, representing democracy and freedom. It was dedicated back on October of 1886.  In 1924, it became known as a National Monument.

  1. The Central Park

Of course, Time Square may already be in your list of places to visit while in New York. But before you leave town, do not forget to pay the Central Park a visit. Yes, it is also popular, but many tourists and vacationers often forego it for its more popular cousin. The park, which was designed by the great minds of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, covers 843 acres of surface and houses majestic views, colorful and thriving flora, as well as culturally-rich historical treasures.

  1. West Village Stroll

Known for being a neighborhood lines with quaint brownstones, cobblestone streets, and trees, the West Village Stroll is one of the few areas in the city has remained true to its roots. Make sure that you bring along with you a map as the geography can quite be confusing. But if you do not want to, you can always just wander along without any particular plans, as there are plenty of treasures to discover in the neighborhood’s streets. Make sure though that you find your way to the Jefferson Market Courthouse, the Spotted Pig, the Bleecker Street and Commerce Street shops, as well as Magnolia Bakery.

  1. Two of the City’s Most Impressive Museums

There are basically two museums that you shouldn’t miss during your first trip to New York: the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Both of the museums have impressive landscapes and exteriors, with their interiors being just as majestic.

  1. Empire State Building

If you really want to head to one of the city’s extremely touristy areas, then the Empire State Building should be on top of your list. This stately deco architecture sits close by the Chrysler Building, which is another must-see for you if you are in the mood for tourist hotspots. Hop on the elevator and up to the 86th-floor to afford breathtaking views through the building’s observation deck.