There’s no better feeling than discovering a whole new city and travelling the world can be one of the most exciting and enriching experiences you can ever try. But you don’t necessarily have to visit a remote location to discover somewhere new. If you’ve never been to New York City before then you’ll be surprised to learn that you can enjoy all the bustle and excitement of a big city adventure on your own doorstep. With that in mind, here are our picks of the best places to visit in New York:
Visit Central Park
Think you’ve already experienced everything a city park could offer? You’ve never experienced a park quite like Central Park! Now a National Historic Landmark, Central Park houses enough attractions to be considered a vacation spot in its own right. Covering 843 acres, Central Park houses a zoo, a mall, an ice rink, a lake and even the Museum of Modern Art is technically sited within the borders of the park.
Explore the Museum of Modern Art
If you have a passion for modern art, then there is no better spot for you to visit in the world than New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This gargantuan gallery contains almost 200,000 unique works of art, meaning that it is impossible to explore all it has to offer in a single day. You will find works by Picasso, Matisse, Andy Warhol, and almost every other significant modern artist housed here.
Have Breakfast at Tiffanys
Perhaps one of the most iconic films set in New York, Audrey Hepburn’s turn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s has led generations to the store. In 2018, the brand opened their Tiffany Blue Cafe so now it really is possible to have breakfast at Tiffanys. It’s a great way to start a day in New York and will provide a series of incredible photo opportunities too.
Relax in the New York Botanical Gardens
The New York Botanical Gardens attract more than a million visitors every year, and just like Central Park, the space is also a National Historic Landmark. Covering 250 acres, you will find a host of beautiful flora and fauna at every turn here. If you’re spending more than a day or two in the city, then this is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and feel at peace with nature.
Explore The American Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has grown steadily since its incarnation, and now houses more than 32 million unique historical specimens. Located on Central Park West, this incredible space covers 570,000 square feet, and has exhibits to attract your attention no matter what your interests. From dinosaur fossils to a full-size model of a blue whale, you’ll be in awe of the scale and breadth of the exhibits that are available here. It is considered not only one of the finest museums in New York, but one of the finest in the United States.
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