Everyone dreams of it. Visiting the Big Apple…. the city that never sleeps…. yes, New York City itself. This iconic city has been featured in movies, magazines, television shows, and everything in between. It is not just a popular tourist spot. It is a must visit destination for any and all travel lovers. How should you spend your time there? Keep reading. This list will take you through some of the essential things to do on a fabulous New York getaway.
Do Some Serious Shopping. There is no better place to get your shop on. New York City is loaded with stores. Some are chain stores (like Forever 21 and H&M), others are small boutiques, and some are high-end designer shops (like Louis Vuitton and Dior). Then there are souvenir shops and of course, the outlets. Want to get more bang for your buck? Then be sure to grab some bargains at the shopping outlets. Here you can find discounted designer items and unique pieces that will make your family and friends back home green with envy.
Visit The Statue of Liberty. It just wouldn’t be a trip to New York City without seeing the Statue of Liberty up close and personal. Make sure you schedule time for this must-see attraction. Tours run throughout the day to take visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. A few travel tips? Bring your camera and set aside several hours for this adventure. Line-ups and wait times can be quite long. However, you can shave off a good chunk of time if you buy your tickets ahead of time. Purchase them online or through your hotel. The line-up for pre-paid tickets is significantly shorter.
Go See a Broadway Show. Get ready to add this next essential to your itinerary. You want to make sure you see a Broadway show during a New York City trip. Why? This is your chance to experience the magic of live theatre. The city is known for its incredible productions. They only showcase the best of the best. Which means you can check out the hottest new musical, a dramatic play, or even an up and coming off-Broadway production. There are plenty of options. The key here is to see something new. Head to one of the many discount ticket centres in the city to score great deals on fantastic seats.
Spend Time at a Museum. City life is always moving and changing. That makes it especially important to step back and appreciate what has been. Thankfully there are many museums throughout the five boroughs. Each one gives you the opportunity to discover more – make the most of your time in New York City. Not sure which museum to visit? Some of the best include: the Museum of the City of New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMa, the Guggenheim museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Chinese in America. See? There is a museum for just about every topic and area of interest.