So New York is that one place that is on everybody's bucket list & in this post I am going to tell you 10 things to do in the City! From walking the Brooklyn Bridge to heading into the Bronx Zoo this blog will give you the 411 on the City!
So lets get this post started!
1. Central Park
One of the most beautiful attractions in NY, this 843-acre park is located between the Upper East Side & the Upper West Side. This park is one of the most visited parks in the United States!
Located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the Museum of Modern Art is one of the most influential in the modern art world! So, if you’re looking for a day in at the museum then I suggest you go here & on Monday-Friday entry is FREE 4 pm- 8 pm! Now if you ever find yourself in the City on 53rd Street, walk to the MoMA & take in the beauty that is The Museum of Modern Art.
Any one who visits NY must see one of the plays on Broadway, from Kinky Boots to SpongeBob there’s a play for everyone! Some of today's most known celebrities perform(ed) on Broadway, like Wayne Brady as Lola in Kinky Boots & Brendon Urie, front man of Panic at the Disco, played Charlie Price. If you enjoy musicals & always wanted to see one, well now is your chance! You can go online & shop for the tickets before you even pack your bags to get to NY! Add Broadway to your because you will not be disappointed!
4. Grand Central Station
Located in 42nd & Park Ave, this terminal has up to 68 shops & 35 restaurants to choose from! This U.S. National Historic Landmark is breath taking in person! Once you enter through the main concourse look up & see the beautiful Astronomical ceiling. Now GCT offers more than just a gorgeous ceiling, it offers shop from MAC Cosmetics to a Beard & Oils shop for men! If you’re just passing through GCT or getting off there take 5 minutes to walk around see what shops or restaurants catch your attention!
Located on 990 Washington Ave within Prospect Park, the 52-acre garden has several specialties “Gardens within the Gardens”. Cherry Trees, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, & Shakespeare Garden is just a few of the “Gardens within the Gardens” that you will see while touring the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn. Tours are starting now with admission starting at $15 for adults or you can become a member for the year which starts at $65 the year & goes up from thee depending on the level of membership you’d like to invest in. Who can resist this garden when its Instagram photo ready! Flood everyone’s news-feed with blossoms & have them smell the tulips!
6. Times Square
One of the most visited places in NY, now if you love NY but don't love the tourism that hits Times Square I get you but there are still some worth visiting places in Times Square that you can make exceptions for! One of the best places in Times Square being Madame Tussauds the wax museum. From Barack Obama to ghosts from Ghost-busters you really can't go wrong here! Hop on over to their site & grab some tickets before you head into the city! Now other than a wax museum you can do so much more stuff like experience what NY pizza is really like, take the subway, or even get on one of the NY Bus tours.
*If your a guest with us at The Meadowlands View Hotel you can always go to the front desk & speak to someone about buying a ticket for the tour*
7. The Villages
Soho, China town, the East, & West Village are some of the places you could walk around in. Soho is great for those wanting to do some shopping & get a bite to eat in one of the cafes around the area. China town is everyone's second stop they go to after Times Square, so if your trying to go to China town then hop on the B, N, Q, or R train all the way to Canal Street. Now the East Village are sites to be seen! From the art to the beautiful buildings you will be in NY bliss!
Located in Bronx Park, this zoo is one of the biggest metropolitan zoo in the United States & also one of the largest in the world. It is home to 4,000 animals of 650 species, many of which are endangered or threatened. There's a Butterfly Garden, Children's Zoo, & even aCongo Gorilla Forest just to name a few of the things the Bronx Zoo offers its guests! If your NY visiting for the weekend then the Bronx Zoo would be one of the best places to go to!
9. Brooklyn Bridge
One of the oldest roadway bridges in the US, this bridge has been a tourist attraction for years! Every year people come to the Brooklyn Bridge to walk across, take some amazing blog/Instagram photos, & even pop the question on the bridge to their love. This bridge is a must see attraction just like the Bull in Wall Street, you just can't visit NY & not walk the bridge. So what are you waiting for? The weather is getting warmer & now is the best time to head into the city & take a brisk stroll across the bridge.
10. Free Shows
Yes I know Free & NY do not make sense, you barely hear anything in NY being free other than the tourist attraction like the Brooklyn Bridge or walking around the Villages, but there are free shows you can go to! Do you have a favorite day time or late night show you've always wanted to be in? Well you actually can go see one live! Shows like the Trevor Noah Show & Wendy Williams are absolutely free to the public. Now there's a catch, I know all good things come with some sort of price right?, to see the shows live it is a first come first serve. So if you really want to see them live I suggest you get there early & wait until the doors open!
Have you been to the city before? Have any suggestions on where else to go? Then leave it in the comment section below!