New York City has long been one of the world’s most popular destinations to travel to because of the combination of its iconic skyline, vivid arts and culture, fascinating foods and vibrant people and streets. Now that you’ve added it to your bucket list, it’s important to know the best things to do when in the Big Apple.
The Global Work & Travel Co. has put together a list of the top 6 things everyone MUST add to their New York bucket list.
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Of course, there’s no limit to the things to do or see in New York City, but you’ll definitely not want to miss walking the Brooklyn Bridge. It has become one of the most must-do experiences for visitors to New York City with over 1.2 million people a year walking over it. On your walk, you will get unobstructed views of the downtown area. For the most scenic route, start in Brooklyn and walk to Manhattan.
Visit the 9/11 Memorial
Visiting the 9/11 Memorial is an important experience to prioritise when planning your New York trip. The museum contains a collection of 11,000 items, more than 40,000 photos and thousands of oral histories before, during and after 9/11 that show us mostly what happened to the World Trade Centre. Not only is it beautiful and historic, it is a powerful tribute to those who lost their lives.
Walk the Highline
The Highline enters the heart of West Chelsea. It is a two- block-long public park built on a historic freight rail line which went out of use in 1980. The urbanite playground features wildflowers, greenery and outdoor art installations in addition to epic views of New York’s skyline. All you need to do is take the 1 or C train to 23rd street and walk up to Tenth Avenue.
Pizza, Pretzels and Hotdogs
You can’t visit NYC without diving into the glorious world of street eats. While you’re wandering around, stop for a quick snack at a hotdog or pretzel stand. This is the quintessential New York experience. If you’re looking for a sit down experience, look no further than Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street. This institution has been serving up the classic New York slice for over 35 years.
Visit Ellis Island
Twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the golden door at Ellis Island, a historic complex now housing the National Museum of Immigration. Today, their descendants - including those of Annie Moore, who sailed from Cobh to become the first official arrival on January 1, 1892 - account for some 100 million Americans today. Boats leave Manhattan from Battery Park.
Explore the parks
Central Park is undoubtedly the most iconic park in the world. Covering an impressive 843 acres, planning a trip to Central Park must be on your bucket list. It is your best chance at taking a breather from the crows of New York City and allows you to discover the history of the Big Apple. There is so much to learn about its history, such as the Central Park’s creators needed 3 million cubic yards of soil to complete the job. If you add it to your itinerary, it will become one of the best parts of your trip.
If you have always wanted to travel to New York City, combine these top bucket list items with a truly meaningful experience from The Global Work & Travel Co. to make it a trip of a lifetime.
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