Vacationing in the Big Apple can be exciting and even educational. However, visiting to complete your New York City bucket list is an experience like no other. If you’re unfamiliar with the City, however, creating this bucket list can become overwhelming. What sights and attractions should you include? How many can you fit into one day? How many can you fit into your entire trip? To get you started, here are five ideas of what to visit on your New York City Bucket List trip.
1. Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is not only an iconic Manhattan landmark, but it’s also a traveler’s choice destination on Trip Advisor. In addition to breathtaking views of New York City from the main deck on the 86th floor and the top deck on the 102nd floor, the Empire State Building also offers various other attractions such as shops and restaurants, a store for souvenirs to commemorate the experience, and an educational center for history buffs.
2. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The New York art scene is truly unparalleled. With world-class museums and galleries and a hotspot for young artists, New York sets the bar for artistic culture. And the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of its main attractions. With exhibitions and ongoing programs available all year, various artistic tastes are satisfied and with several dining options accessible throughout, any visitor can knock off two birds with one stone by trying some New York City bucket list food.
3. Statue of Liberty
When most people think of New York City, they think of one thing…the Statue of Liberty. That is why, according to Statista, approximately 4.44 million people visited the statue in 2017. Attractions at the Statue of Liberty include self-paced audio tours, free outdoor tours, and Ellis Island Movie: Island of Hope, Island of Tears.
4. Central Park
As one of New York City’s most visited attractions, Central Park is a stop you won’t forget. Opened in 1857, Central Park attracts 35 million visitors each year and offers guided tours, public art, and various sites including: A Children’s Zoo, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Wildlife Sanctuary, and Conservatory Garden. The park is also a location for several concerts, theatrical performances, and festivals throughout the year and includes numerous sports facilities such as tennis courts and baseball fields. Although there are many fun things to do in New York City, Central Park is definitely top of the list.
5. Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium is always a must—for sports and non sports fans alike! As one of the most underrated things to do in New York City, Yankee Stadium offers several attractions including tours of the stadium with knowledgeable experts, viewings of historic baseball artifacts, and even pregame tours. The stadium is also home to a number of fun places to eat such as Bareburger, Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, Jersey Mike’s, and countless others.
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