Statue Of Liberty

New York City is an exciting place. Apart from the wide range of fun it offers, there is no doubt that it has a lot of America’s essential and most interesting history, artifacts and stories in it.

So if you are on a visit to New York, there are places you should consider visiting.

This article presents you with a list of seven unique attractions to see if you intend to have fun, learn and have a great view.

7 Amazing Attractions To Visit When In NYC

Where Do I Visit in NYC?

There are a lot of places that you should consider visiting when you find yourself in New York City. In no particular order, these are our top seven suggestions.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum

The Museum is located below the 9/11 Memorial. A reflecting pool has the footprints of the Twin Towers that fell due to the devastating terrorist attack in 2001.

In the museum lies a pair of main exhibits: a memorial exhibition called In Memoriam, which is meant to honor those who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2001 and the people who were killed during the World Trade Center 1993 bombing on February 26.

The second exhibition is September 11, 2001, a three-part exhibition that tells the day’s story and analyzes the motives behind the attacks. It also shows the aftereffects of the attack and how it changed the world, both locally and globally.  

The Statue Of Liberty

This is inarguably one of the most iconic sights in America. The Statue of Liberty is at the top of every tourist list in New York. Built in 1886 by France as a gift to America, it remains a world symbol of freedom and is one of the top attractions in America.

Being one of the largest statues in the world, the Statue of Liberty has stood the test of time and the history of New York tours is incomplete without it.

You can see the statue from land, with magnificent views from Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan. 

Central Park

A visit to Central Park is a must-do on anyone’s New York City itinerary. This massive park in the city center makes New York such a beautiful and livable city.

Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake.

If you are exploring the park on your own, ensure that you start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.

Central Park

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Often referred to as the Met, it was founded in 1870 and is one of the most famous museums in the United States.

The permanent collection of The Met contains more than two million works of art, spanning a period of 5,000 years.

Significant highlights of the collection include American decorative arts, arms and armor, costumes, Egyptian art, musical instruments, photographs, and much more.

In addition, exhibitions bring some of the world’s most famous works to the public.

Times Square

Lined with huge, brilliantly lit billboards and screens, Times Square is the place to go in New York in the evening, but still exciting at any time of day.

This is where New York’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations and the famous “ball drop” at midnight takes place.

Times Square is almost always crowded but has its unique appeal. Bleachers set up at one end are a great place to take a break and appreciate the scene.

Empire State Building 

This is one of New York’s most famous landmark buildings and key tourist attractions. The 381-meter-tall, 102-storey building used to be the tallest in the world until the 1 World Trade Center tower rose higher 41 years later.

You can see up to 80 miles, looking into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The 86th Floor Observatory (1,050 feet) is the city’s highest open-air observation deck.

This place feels so familiar because it has been featured in countless movies and TV shows.

High Line

This recently expanded attraction in New York City is exciting; the High Line is a former rail line that has been transformed into an urban walking trail above the city.

This unique linear public park has been planted with a variety of plants and trees, many of which are native species. In spring, many of these come into bloom. The park is lined with glass railings in most areas, giving it a natural feel while still offering outstanding city views.

Although the High Line is only about two to three stories above street level, the views of the city’s architecture and the lookouts over the streets offer a whole new perspective.

The trail is heavily used, and on weekends, it can be jam-packed, but it’s still a peaceful retreat without the surrounding traffic.

New York is a really exciting place and has a lot of things to offer you as an individual or as a family on a trip.

With different tourist attractions that serve as a pleasant view and a means of learning and feeding your curiosity, these places listed are places you should consider visiting.

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