New York City, the City that Never Sleeps. New York is full of things to do and see. Plenty of art, music, shopping, dining, and much more. There are a few must see favorites for your first trip to New York City. There is a lot to do and see, so let’s get started!
#5 – Rockefeller Center
Coming in at number 5 is Rockefeller Center. A great place to explore at any time of the year, Rockefeller Center is absolutely beautiful around Christmas when lights adorn the courtyards and a giant Christmas tree decorates the square, complete with ice rink. The center hosts tours 7 days a week starting at 10 a.m. that will guide you through the buildings, gardens, and courtyards. Located between 49th & 50th Street off the Avenue of the Americas.
#4 – The Empire State Building
The Empire State building, an impressive 1454 feet tall with 102 stories began construction in 1930. In 1980 the building received its own zip code, 10118, and in 1982 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is absolutely beautiful and walking through it is a blast from the past with plenty of original details still intact, including a very impressive mail system that spans all stories.
#3 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met itself is a gorgeous building with fantastic architecture. I snagged a few photos of the building to frame at home. Inside, treasures abound. Thousands of works of art of all kinds, with plenty of special exhibits that come and go, you can see treasures from all over the world. Events include tours, courses and workshops, lectures, Sunday at the Met, concerts and performances, special age appropriate programs for students and teacher programs, and much more.
#2 – Central Park
Central Park is New York City’s very own piece of grass. NYC really is a concrete jungle, in Central Park you can forget all that. The park has been the scene of many movies, so you might recognize a few areas. Enjoy one of the parks many hot dog vendors, and take a ride on the antique Merry-go-Round. Go boating on the parks manmade lake and revel in the view—a beauty of a flowering wood in spring with the NYC skyline rising in the background.
#1 – Top of the Rock Observation Deck
There are two amazing places to see New York City, the top of the Empire State Building, and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The observation deck is part of Rockefeller Center, but it is definitely an attraction of its own. Check out the amazing view, and for the professional or amateur photographer, snap some great photos to frame with pride.
On your visit you will see all sorts of new things, especially if you’re a southerner like me. New York is an alien city, awash with lights all year round with a strange beauty all its own. Check out these top 5 attractions and make plenty of stops in between.
Mr Lindsey first started travelling to New York City about five years ago, after he met his wife, who was from the area. Their love for travelling and business prompted them to start business providing limousine service to the city and the northern New Jersey area.