There is no doubt always something to do in New York City, you will never find yourself bored, I can guarantee that. Whether you are visiting the big apple by yourself or with someone I have listed a bunch of things below you must add to your NYC bucket list.
Just standing in the city whether it’s in the rush of Times Square or the serenity in Sheep’s Meadow, you are certain to feel a sense of satisfaction, there is an incredible feeling about New York City which you could never find anywhere else.
You cannot visit the big apple without making your way through its ‘local’ park. I would say my favourite thing to do was hop on a ‘citibike’ and ride through the park. There are many amazing things to do in the park, whether you hire a rowing boat from the Loeb Boathouse in the lake, visit the zoo, nap in sheep’s meadow (guilty for over 2 hours oops) or even an afternoon stroll catching a few baseball games, you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself.
Brooklyn Bridge / Brooklyn Bridge Park
It is highly recommended to see as you get the perfect city skyline views from the Brooklyn Bridge. I found visiting the bridge and park at sunset was a great option also, as you see the sun beaming through all the high rises.
There is always something fun and entertaining going on in times square, you are sure to have a laugh whether it is the ‘basically’ naked cowboy or topless painted ladies. A sit on the ‘red’ stairs in times square can be a great chance to get some great photos or even a time to relax and embrace the moment.
Whether you wanted to sit and relax in a park but something not as large as Central Park, you can always visit this great location, located behind the New York Public Library. It is basically located central to many major attractions and can be a resting place during a day full of walking and activities.
Rockefeller Centre / Top of the Rock
If you want to get the most beautiful views of New York City, Central Park or The Empire State Building this is the place to go! The moment you hop out on the top floor and see the view, your heart is bound to sink. It is pure beauty to see how incredibly large the city actually is.
Grand Central Station
If you want to be ‘spotted’ like Serena in Gossip Girl the best place is her first spotting in Grand Central. Another incredible thing about the station is the ‘whisper gallery’ where two individuals stand in the corner of the arches and whisper and guess what you can hear CLEARLY what the other is saying. This is located in front of the Oyster Bar & Restaurant.
9/11 Memorial and The World Trade Centre
You are guaranteed to feel a rush of emotions the moment you enter this area.
You are able to walk through the memorial fountains and read through engraved names, you may come across a white rose this generally means it is a birthday of that individual. Also visit the world trade center and the museum where you can come across things which were used and found from the day of 9/11.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
This on ship museum is located at Pier 86, off 46th St, based in the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood. From personal experience, I enjoyed being able to self-navigate through the ship and have a feel of reading through the history.
American Museum of Natural History
I initially went to visit the museum because of the movie ‘Night at the Museum,’ and found myself spending hours reading through the history and watching expeditions. I highly recommend this, whether you are generally interested in history or not as it is still a great place to visit.