Most of you know that we love to travel. Doesn’t matter if we travel on Google Maps by discovering new places or booking a ticket and flying to another country. We love it either way!
I have a huge travel bucket list waiting, and one of the top places on that list is the USA. There are a lot of places I’d like to visit in the United States, but one of my most burning wishes is to see New York!
Every time I’m planning a trip, I make a list of the most important things to see and do in the vacation spot, and here are my top 5 things to do in New York.
Well, it’s the most common thing to do, but I can’t visit The Big Apple and don’t do any sightseeing.
I know that there are so many things to see, and it’s not possible to see all the important things in one visit. Thankfully, every person has a different interest; it’s just a little bit work to pick out the most meaningful sites for yourself.
I know that I want to see most of the major attractions like Times Square, Grand Central, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, etc. I’d also love to spend some time in Central Park and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. There are hundreds of other sites too, but these are the ones that I’m interested in.
I’m not a huge fan of shopping, but I do love to score great deals. I know that the electronics and clothes are much cheaper in the U.S. than here, so while I have the chance, I’d like to do some shopping for sure.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to convert to Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic. I have heard that there are possibilities to book tours around New York shopping outlets. So I’d be glad to take some tours and visit Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, check out some boutiques of SoHo and NoLita. Some tours even offer access to private wholesale showrooms and designer sample sales. As shopping in New York, sounds like a daunting experience, booking one of those shopping tours seems the easiest way to get the best deals and let someone else work out the logistics.
Go to Theatre & Concert
A lot of tourists and also locals favorite area in New York City is the Theater District. It’s an area that is a home for more than 30 theaters. Everyone finds something to see something on Broadway!
Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, and Wicked are just a couple of shows I’d like to enjoy.
If you are not a fan of theater, you can always check out dozens of NYC’ entertainment venues. Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Bowery Ballroom or The Beacon Theatre among others have a huge variety of concerts for every taste and budget.
I try to visit at least couple of museums in every location I travel. NY seems like a museum paradise for me!
My husband loves art, so the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are on our list for sure. I’d like to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and American Museum of Natural History is my must-see museum.
We would also love to visit The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Louis Armstrong House Museum and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
I like that some of the museums have free entrance on certain days, so it’s a great way to save money. Another good way to spend less on museum entrances is to buy The New York Pass. It’s a smart card that gives you a completely cash free entry to over 80 New York tourist attractions.
Try Local Food
I love food! Another thing I do while traveling is to eat at least couple of local dishes. The food of NYC reflects the city’s lifestyle, people, and history; it’s a good example of delicious mixed cuisines. Immigration has created unique dishes that can only be devoured in the Big Apple.
New Yorkers are really proud of their pizza, so an eating trip to Lombardi’s and Grimaldi’s has to be on every tourist’s list. Besides New York style pizza, I’d love to taste their famous cheesecake, Manhattan Clam Chowder, hot dogs, bagels, The Pastrami on Rye and also General Tso’s Chicken. Restaurants in Little Italy and Chinatown are on our list too. Mmm, just thinking about all this delicious food makes me hungry.