New York is the number 1 city in the world for its rich diversity of culture, development, infrastructure and for being one of the main economic centers on the planet.
There are so many things to see and learn about in the “Big Apple” that it’s hard to know where to start. That is why we have prepared for you a TOP 10 of the best places of interest in the “city that never sleeps”, New York.
Central Park is the largest urban park in the city with 341 hectares of forests, lagoons and valleys, and one of the best known in the world, making it a must-see on a visit to New York.
This green lung in the heart of Manhattan is where New Yorkers escape from the noise and fast-paced life of the city’s streets.
Central Park hosts special events, sports, concerts, horseback riding, bike rentals for rides through the park, vinyasa yoga and many other recreational activities to enjoy alone, as a couple or as a family.
I leave you the official site of Central Park so you can know the details of everything that this park show offers. Click here .
Being in New York and not visiting Times Square is like never having been to the city.
In this tourist area, the most representative of the Big Apple, are the most famous advertisements, signs and light displays in the world. You will find everything at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue; from commercial premises, concerts, theaters, cinemas, gastronomy, markets, luxury, technology, development. Everything.
In the “capital of the world” is the Tusauds Museum with wax statues of Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Ricky Martin, Diana of Wales, Barack Obama and dozens of other personalities from entertainment, politics, the arts and sport.
In Times Square you will also find the amazing Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum, the fantastic M&M World, the Hershey chocolate store, the well-known Sephora, Ellen’s Stardust Diner and the Hard Rock Café.
We leave you the official site of Times Square so you can feel like another New Yorker.
3. Brooklyn Bridge
At over 130 years old, the Brooklyn Bridge is still one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, at 1,825 meters. It is a work as emblematic as Central Park, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, which we will talk about later.
The bridge links Manhattan with Brooklyn and spans the East River, with a daily traffic of thousands of people.
From its two viewpoints, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Empire Fulton Ferry Park, you can get a beautiful postcard-like image of this architectural marvel, one of the most photographed in the world.
Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge here .
4. Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World
What was a gift from the French to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, became the quintessential emblem of the city of New York; the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World.
The 93-meter-high copper work is on Liberty Island in the middle of the Hudson River and there is a museum with guided tours, with which you can be on the pedestal and in the crown.
Being the place that it is, there are long queues to enter the ferry that will take you to the island. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about this emblematic copper lady here .
5. Lincoln Center Plaza
The Lincoln Center Plaza is a complex of buildings near Central Park, with some of the most important artistic and cultural institutions in New York.
Some of these are the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
At Lincoln Center you can attend a play or a ballet recital. Also follow a guided tour of the works of art that the complex keeps.
6.Empire State Building
In the center of Manhattan, one of the most famous and emblematic buildings in New York: the Empire State Building.
Although it is no longer the tallest building in the city, its observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors will give you an unforgettable 360° view of the metropolis and beyond. Nearby are New York’s most famous multi-purpose sports arena, Madison Square Garden and Times Square.
The Empire State Building is one of those places that if you don’t visit you will have left your tour of the Big Apple incomplete. Get to know it more closely here .
7. Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue is the most famous in New York. The nerve center of the city from the economic and tourist point of view.
It brings together many must-see places like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum.
The avenue is also recognized for having the houses of the most recognized and luxurious brands in the world, such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany & Co, United Colors of Benetton, Louis Vuitton and Cartier SA
8. New York Museums
The three most important museums in New York are the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Guggenheim Museum. All with impressive collections of the history of humanity and the evolution of art in its different stages.
Other equally famous art plazas include Madame Tussauds, the Natural History Museum, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and the Whitney Museum.
9. Rockefeller Center
Complex of commercial buildings. On the 70th floor of the most important of these, the General Electric Building, is the Top of the Rock, an observatory where you will have a beautiful view of Manhattan and Central Park.
Its famous Christmas tree is decorated with thousands of lights and will be lit this year on November 28 in the ceremony known as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting.
In the Rockefeller Center you can also buy in stores of the most recognized brands in the world. Learn more on their official website here .
The Broadway circuit is the theater center of New York and the most famous in the world. Every day there are plays and shows in its 40 spacious and modern theater rooms.
The most famous and visited part of the avenue is the one that crosses Times Square, with theaters where many of the best actors in the world have performed.
Attending a musical on Broadway is a must do when visiting New York. It is an unforgettable experience that will make your trip worthwhile.
Among the most famous and recommended musicals I can mention: Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chicago and Aladdin, among many others.
New York, New York…
These are the 10 places you are obliged to visit in the “land of the brave”. A dozen sites to which others can easily be added such as Yankee Stadium, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, Grand Central Terminal, the Flatiron building, the new Word Trade Center and many more.
Visit New York and give the Big Apple a taste.
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