Oh, the places you’ll see when you go to New York. There is no other place like it. It’s no wonder it’s often referred to as the capital of the world. Not only does it house thousands of busy New Yorkers, it’s also a melting pot of rich culture, towering skyscrapers, and downright gorgeous architecture.
So, if you ever find yourself vacationing or even just spending a day in New York, here is a list sights to see you definitely shouldn’t miss. Let’s dive in.
The Rockefeller Center
This historic place was built more than 100 years ago by one of the richest men of the century. It’s located in Midtown Manhattan and consists of multiple buildings where you can shop and dine.
It’s an absolute sight to see during the holidays when the Christmas decorations go up and the huge Christmas tree is brought out. There is even an ice skating rink if you’re interested in a little skating fun.
The Brooklyn Museum
If you’d like to see the third largest museum in New York that holds more than 1.5 million pieces of artwork, then look no further than the Brooklyn Museum located in Brooklyn. This is a ‘must visit’ for those who have a particular appreciation for art and like to be completely surrounded by such beauty and architecture.
There is a little bit of everything on this list and if you are a music lover, then Carnegie Hall is a sight you want to add to your itinerary. Built years ago, this world-famous hall has housed some of the most important artists of our time and stands as a true architectural homage to art.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
If you want to talk about historic religious landmarks, St. Patrick’s Cathedral takes the prize. The neo-gothic architecture helps it stand out dramatically on 5th Avenue as a place of solace and high aesthetic pleasure for the passersby. As an example, with Topview bus tours & sightseeing you can easily check out all kinds of landmark stops without too much planning. And St. Patrick’s Cathedral can be part of your bus tour.
A trip to New York isn’t complete without a visit to Central Park. Located in Manhattan, it’s a beautiful landmark that is family friendly and breathtaking during every season (one of the best seasons to visit it is during the fall). It’s 843 acres are nothing short of entertaining as there are places like children’s area, a botanical garden, and even multiple runners and biking paths open to the general public.
To get a rich cultural feel of the Chinese settlers in New York, Chinatown is for sure a sight for sore eyes. This is an especially great stop for foodies who love experiencing the taste of new cultures. Chinatown isn’t just one building, but rather a dense neighborhood full of local eateries and genuine culture. And that’s because it’s got the highest concentration of Chinese immigrants in the Western hemisphere. Hands down, Chinatown is one of the cool and pragmatic places to experience in NY to get a real taste of the city.
Empire State Building
This building is a cultural icon. It’s been mentioned in numerous popular songs and featured in too many movies. The Empire State Building is 1,454 feet tall and boasts an art deco style.
It’s Time To Explore NYC
There is absolutely no shortage of things to see, do, taste, and experience in the diverse NYC. So much so, that it can be hard to pick where to begin exploring. Hopefully this list will help you with some ideas as it brought major landmarks to your attention that you might not have thought of before. It will definitely help you book your bus tours and guided tours in advance. That way they are all ready for you when you get there.
Now, it begs the question, where will your NYC adventures take you next?