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New York City is the city of dreams. Of course, most of us aren’t living in New York, but if you’re thinking about visiting, or even if you’re already there, you’re planning some of the best things to do in the city. There’s so much to see, do and experience in New York, but of course, you can’t do it all in one trip. Some of the most memorable experiences are only available once in a while, so you have to pick and choose what to do. While there are so many wonderful things to do in the Big Apple, here are some of my favorites. 1. Visit the Top of the Rock
Go For A Run In The Central Park
I don’t know about you, but running in Central Park is one of my favorite activities when in NYC. It’s the perfect place for a run or jog. The best way to enter the park is by walking south along the Promenade — it’s just as pleasant as any other section of the park, and you can stop in The Plaza for an extra cup of coffee and something to eat. You can use Central Park during all seasons. 2. Take a Cruise Around The Hudson Did you know that NYC has the largest uninterrupted stretch of water in the United States? More than 230 square miles, and the Hudson River is home to 13 reservoirs and also the most electrically operated tugboat in the United States.
See The Empire State Building
I’ve been to New York a couple of times and the Empire State Building is always crazy to see. It’s one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world and it’s worth visiting for many reasons. For one, it’s one of the most photographed buildings in the world. It’s also in the perfect location on 59th St. just across from Central Park. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular, and if you really want to get the full effect, make sure you dress warmly because it’ll take some time to get there. There are special cars available that take you up to the top, which are by far the best way to get there. Most of the time, you can get tickets for all three observation decks (A, B and C) for a price of $35. For a truly special view, try going during the peak season in November and January.
Visit The Statue of Liberty
What’s better than seeing New York City from a whole new angle? If you want to get some fresh air while in the middle of the city, you might want to get some time on the city’s very own panoramic viewing platform. You can enjoy 360-degree views of New York’s skyline from a whole new perspective while looking down upon the city. In fact, many other places in New York City are also great spots for viewing the city from a different angle. My personal favorite is Ellis Island, where you can enjoy an amazing view of Manhattan with an impressive view of the city skyline. Plus, don’t forget about the landmark buildings around the city. Many of them are also great spots for outdoor viewing and viewing a panoramic image.
See the Brooklyn Bridge
See the Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most iconic New York City landmarks, and for good reason. It connects Brooklyn with Manhattan and it is open all year round. This summer, it has been hosting their annual concert series, music and lights on the Brooklyn Bridge to help visitors enjoy the end of the season. 3. Visit Bryant Park You can find anything you want in Bryant Park.
See St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the most recognizable buildings in New York City. It’s one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the entire world, and of course, it’s located right in the middle of Manhattan. It’s in a prime location, and it’s a great tourist attraction. Just by walking by the Cathedral, you’ll see people just like you admiring the famous landmarks of the city. There’s a lot to see in this amazing building. Of course, there’s the famous domed ceiling, but you should also check out the stained glass windows, stained glass and marble statues, and the tower, which is one of the highest points in the city.