“New York city, the city of dream.”
Hola lovely people, today I am here with next post of my USA travel journey. You already know that I came back to India after my exciting US trip last month and in my 20 days of US trip I had a lot of fun in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. The last stop happened in New York, the city that never sleeps. I covered number of places in new york city in last 5 days. 🙂
“Every time you will be there remember that you are on the top of the world.”
If you’re planning to visit New York, this post “15 Ultimate places to visit in New york.” surely gonna help you:
1. Central Park- Central Park is an urban park in middle-upper Manhattan, within New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013. It is also one of the most filmed locations in the world.
It’s better you rent a bicycle then tour to all central park places. Actually there is number of sightseeing in the central park which you shouldn’t miss in your trip. 🙂 I will share the post on “bicycle ride in central park”very soon.
There would be people all over with bikes sign at 20 USD/day signs. I would suggest to look for the citi bike kiosks (there’s one on 57th Street). You get the bikes for 12 USD/day and in pretty good condition.
2. Empire state building- The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. You can go here but it’s very time taking. We instead of taking empire state building tickets (which usually got very long queues), took Top of the Rock tickets and enjoyed the beauty of Empire State Building from top 😀
3. Statue of liberty- The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. You can see this statue in many movies and this is one of the most visited tourist destination in the world. There’s no way you can miss this beauty.
You’ve to book your tickets as soon as possible after confirmation of your trip. For crown access you’ve to book at least 3-4 months in advance & for pedestal area you’ve to book tickets at least 20-30 days before. Also, it was cheaper for me on statue cruises website which turned out to be the official website of Statue of Liberty Cruise. There’s a minor difference in ticket cost, so grab them early. There’s a lift as well as stairs to go to up on the crown. If you ask my suggestion then I will suggest you go via stairs and enjoy the architecture of statue of liberty. 🙂
4. Times square – Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. While this is a place which is alive 24X7. It’s better to visit times square in the evening, go there and spend the time with crowds and enjoy the advertisement all over the street. We went there in the evening, clicked some pictures, saw broadways show and came back home after a delicious Indian dinner. 😛
Book your broadways shows in advance online. It’s much costlier when you’re at Times Square. Also take care of your belongings as this place is very crowded and it’s easy for someone to pickpocket your purse or camera.
5. American museum of natural history- The American Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. If you are a history lover and an artist then you must visit this place. I am sure you will love the museum. 🙂
6. Brooklyn bridge- The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.
If you enter the bridge from Brooklyn area, on the lower right you’d see a small park with a merry go round in white structure. This place is actually pretty popular and can be seen in many movies. Famous shot of Sharukh Khan Brookly bridge shot and him was shot here! It’s nostalgic 🙂
7. Ellis island- Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. From Ellis island you can enjoy the view of statue of liberty too. This is a perfect place if you want to do some trick photography with Statue of Liberty and with a view 🙂
8. Chinatown- Go chinatown for dim sum food, shopping, walking, gambling and seafood. 🙂
9. Battery park-Battery Park is a 25-acre public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor. A open space in downtown Manhattan, this beautiful restored park is a public art museum. 🙂 We walked one evening on the side of the ocean and it was beautiful.
10. 9/11 memorial- Lastly, if you’re into museums. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum are the principal memorial and museum, respectively. They commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 victims, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993.
Few more tips:-
- Take metrocard 7-day unlimited pass. If you’re like us, you’d jump from one place to another and unlimited metrocard saves a lot of money and energy while you do that.
- Don’t go for the Hop on Hop Off buses, you’d have to stick with their schedule and usually you end up wasting a lot of time at a place where you don’t want to go, and feeling less time in hand where you really liked.
There are many museums in New York. I was tired of museums after my visit to San Francisco and completely avoided them here in New York.
Hope you enjoyed the post. I will be soon with my next post.
Till then stay sexy stay beautiful. <3