The best things to do in New York City
New York City, the city that never sleeps and never stops. There are tonnes of attractions and thing to do. Here are my favourites.
New York Attractions
Created from an old railway line that ran through the west side of Manhattan, the High Line is a beautiful park that takes you up above the hustle and bustle to see the city from a different point of view. The walkways are maintained by Friends of the High Line who encourage local artists to be a part of the peaceful spot by creating installations.
Seeing the city from above is a must do during your time in the big apple. You can always see the lights and skyscrapers from the Empire State Building, but the Rockefeller building allows you to see the changing lights of the Empire State Building as well.
New York is known for its trendy food and Instagram worthy hot spots. If you want to try something new, tasty and probably beautiful you’re in the right place. The Bagel Store in Brooklyn created the Rainbow Bagel. If you have a sweet tooth and want a great photo, this is the place to be.
New York Museums
The beautiful Met is located on 5th Avenues and houses incredible exhibitions from all over the world. There really is something for everyone but you’ll spend days trying to see it all. Pick a few hot spots, use the postcards in the gift shop if you need inspiration, and enjoy an hour or two exploring.
You’ll find the Guggenheim on the Upper East Side overlooking Central Park. The building’s architecture is part of the experience as you walk up its spiral walkway to take in the masterpieces.
Only a short walk from Times Square or Central Park, you’ll find the Museum of Modern Art on 53rd Street. The museum holds architecture, paintings, film and books from the modern masters such as Monet, Picasso and Chagall. Take an hour or two to explore then head out to the gardens for a quiet break in the big city.
Neighbourhoods you shouldn’t miss
The borough across the New York Harbour is connected to Manhattan by ferry, it’s free, and gives you a great view of not only the financial district but also the Statue of Liberty as you sail by.
Check out Chelsea market for tasty treats and thrift shopping. The market includes a food hall, flea market and boutique shops all in one. Its location in the Meat Packing district means you can head from here to the Highline or take a quick walk to relax on the waterfront.
Head across to Brooklyn on the L train to experience the neighbourhood of Williamsburg on the other side of the river. Coffee culture, street art and great places to eat away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.