If you have your flights to NYC booked and are ready to start putting together the perfect NYC travel itinerary, you’ve certainly come to the right place! As below you’ll find a comprehensive list of the must-visit spots in NYC, that will make your trip to NYC a trip to remember.
The Top Tourist Spots NYC:
The Statue of Liberty:
The Statue of Liberty which was a gift to the United States from the French government is an iconic monument as it’s one of the first sites that immigrants to New York would see as their ships sailed into New York City. Instead of paying a small fortune for a private tour that promises to provide you with great views of the statue, take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry for up-close views of the Statue of Liberty.
The Empire State Building:
The Empire State Building boasts 102 floors and is a beautiful art deco building that was originally built between 1930 and 1931. If you were curious, yes the Empire State Building was named after one of New York’s early nicknames the Empire State. If you’re looking for stunning views of New York’s iconic city skyline, make sure to head to the observation deck which is located on the 86th floor.
Central Park is perhaps the most famous inner-city park in the world and is sprawled out over 843 acres. Some attractions within the world-famous park that are worth visiting include Belvedere Castle, Central Park Zoo, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The latter of which is the largest lake in Central Park and featured in the live-action Disney movie Enchanted, which starred Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey. If you visit NYC during summer and want to go swimming in Central Park head to Lakser Pool which is a spacious, Olympic-sized outdoor pool.
Coney Island can be reached using the metro and is an island amusement park that is also known for its beaches. If you take a walk around Coney Island you’ll get to see street performers such as circus acts and will get to ride the giant Ferris Wheel at Wonderland, the island’s historic theme park. If you visit the island on the fourth of July make sure to watch the annual hot dog eating competition, which draws huge crowds.
If you’re a self-confessed sports fanatic, make sure to take a guided tour of Fenway Park, which is arguably the most famous sports venue in New York City. Depending on the time of year which you opt to visit, your trip may also coincide with a Boston Red Sox game. If you’re a fan of the MLB, it’s well worth trying to purchase tickets to a Red Sox game. Just be sure to purchase some Boston Red Sox merch such as a t-shirt or cap to wear.
So if you can’t wait till you step foot in the big apple on your upcoming New York trip, make sure to visit Fenway Park, Coney Island, Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.