New York is a state that’s both familiar and full of surprises. From the thrill of deep-sea fishing off the shores of Long Island to tranquil hiking and paddling in the Adirondack Mountains, there are four seasons of attractions here, whether you’re indoors or out. Lets find out five top places you need to visit when you are in New York.
The Land & Sea NYC Tour
The Land & Sea NYC tour is a great way to visit New York City’s highlights. During this fully guided 6-hour experience, a professional tour guide accompanies you at all times. You visit some of New York’s most historic and iconic sites, buildings, and parks, such as: the 9/11 Memorial, the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street District, shopping boutiques on Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s, Trump Tower, St. Patrick Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Park, Central Park, and more.
The Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is one of the last remaining vestiges of an entire ferry system in New York City that transported people between Manhattan and its future boroughs long before any bridges were built. Of its approximately 22 million annual riders, roughly 1.5 million of the Staten Island Ferry passengers are tourists who take the ride for the iconic New York views. Commuters and tourists get a view of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty during this hour-long ride between lower Manhattan and St. George, Staten Island.
Museum of Modern Art
You don’t have to be an art lover to appreciate the Museum of Modern Art; this airy midtown gallery also doubles as a shrine of pop culture and 20th century history. Some of the most significant contemporary pieces hang on its walls, including Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans,” Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and more. Travelers were impressed by the extensive art collection and loved being able to see the museum’s famous paintings.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a 1,826-foot long platform and pedestrian walkway in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City. If you’re looking to fall in love with New York City again, there are few vistas more breathtaking than this one. Connecting two of New York’s hippest neighborhoods, this bridge isn’t as iconic as the Brooklyn Bridge, but it’s less crowded, with great views of the skyline.
Empire State Building
Taking a trip to the top of the Empire State Building is either the perfect way to begin or end your Big Apple excursion – on a clear day you’ll be able to the see the city’s major highlights some 1,050 feet beneath you. Pick up the multimedia tour, available in eight languages, which guides visitors through the icon’s exhibits and views with additional background on the building’s history.
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