The Big Apple is a place of many sights and sounds suited for different ages. The sights and sounds are a mix of various attractions that include historical venues, parks and culture spots among others. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the top NYC attractions worth including on your list of things to do when visiting the Big Apple.
Times Square is a place of many things. What once was a vice district is today one of the places frequented by tourists engaging in a bevy of activities. Majestic buildings with huge screen dot the area, and it is one of the tourist-clogged places in NYC, especially during New Year’s Eve.
Empire State Building
The building is an architectural marvel; it was constructed in just 11 months, in 1931, to stand at 1,454 feet. Much of the building is something of an artist masterpiece, much so, that even the lobby was restored to its original Art Deco design in 2009. Empire State Building is breathtaking to behold during the day and when lit up during the night.
Its creators Calvert Vaux and Frederick Olmsted envision a place of beauty with scenic elements; today, Central Park where families can enjoy various cultural events and other activities such as boat rowing, picnicking, and ice-staking during winter.
With its triangle-shaped windows, the Chrysler building is arguably the most eye-popping piece of architecture in New York. It is one of the few buildings that brings back the golden years of the old NYC. The magic of the building is in its crown, especially when lit at the night.
The Statue Of Liberty
Lady Liberty stands tall in the middle of a mass of water. The statue is one of the iconic attractions in the city that received thousands of visitors every month. Tourists climb to the crown to have a panoramic view of New York City and the harbor.
Brooklyn Flea Market
The market has been around for five years now, and it is quickly become the go-to place for shopping for vintage items. Food vendors have also made their presence known in the market, catering to many hungry shoppers that frequent the market.
Madison Square Garden
It may lack the art deco that many other towering structures in New York have, but Madison Square Garden very famous. It is a sports arena known around the world. It is located above Penn Station and can host 20,000 seated guests. If you fancy watching a game, you can head to MSG to catch some ice hockey, boxing, wrestling, and basketball among others.
New York Historical Society Museum
The museum was founded in 1804 and is the oldest in NYC. It is the place to be if you want to learn more about the city from its yesteryears. Visitors can discover a thing of two that they did not know about New York during its former years. The museum’s collections include clothing, artifacts, theatrical pieces and other memorabilia.