New York is filled with famous sites and magnificent people. Although, due to the pandemic, most of the travel was shut down. Now, as the lockdown has averted, people are starting to travel to this city again. If you are not traveling with any New Yorks deals by Voyage Privé, then you will need a tour guide to ensure the best experience.
If you are looking for some tips to wander about in New York, then you’ve come to the right place. Most of the places that we’ll mention will be within walking distance from each other or will require a short ride. Here is a travel guide to one of the greatest cities in the world.
Statue of Liberty
This is one of the most iconic places in America. If you are visiting New York, then you simply can’t miss visiting it. The statue was a gift from France to America and was built in 1886. The statue remains a symbol of freedom and is still one of the top attractions of the city.
The statue can be seen from both land and up close and from the Liberty Island itself. From the land, Battery Park situated at the southern tip of Manhattan offers very good views. However, if you can take a short boat trip to Liberty Island, only then will you have the best experience. You can even enter the pedestal and even advance to the top with some advanced reservations.
The huge park, boasting a half-mile width and 2.4 miles in length, is the “central” attraction of the beautiful city, pun intended. You can walk, peddle, or even carriage ride through the pathways of Central Park. Apart from being a wonderful natural site, Central Park offers many attractions and luckily, most of them are free of cost.
Pick up a map from visitor centers and plot your routing or you will waste a lot of time looking for places. You can visit the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Central Park Zoo and finally, the Lake. If you are there in winter, then you can even put on skates and use the Wollman Rink.
The huge entertainment and shopping complex is also a big tourist attraction. The centerpiece, which is the 70-story 30 Rockefeller Plaza, offers awesome views over Manhattan.
The spot where you can see over the city is known as the “deck.” It includes 3 floors that are located on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors. They all offer excellent views both by day or night. If you can get a Rock observation deck ticket in advance, then you are in for the treat. Moreover, you can opt for a redemption policy that allows you to change your date depending on your schedule, which is also a nice touch.
The Rockefeller Center is enjoyed the most in winters, especially at the time of Christmas. A big Christmas tree is erected after thanksgiving in front of the skating rink. You can skate on the outdoor skating rating situated at the base of the tower. It is one of the most popular activities to do when visiting New York.
There are a lot of places to visit in New York, and it is hard to fit all of them into your schedule. So, if you are tight on schedule, make sure you visit the places that we mentioned, and if you can buy some time, you can explore the city even more. As mentioned, most places are within walking distance from each other, so visiting them doesn’t take much time. Just make sure you are not rushing things and enjoy each site as much as you can.