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Visiting New York, at least once, is almost in everyone’s bucket list. And why not? New York, according to many, in the center of everything. It is eclectic, vibrant, electric, and brimming with attractions and activities that you cannot experience in just one visit. So now that you have a week’s vacay coming up, why not plan to visit New York now?
From its iconic landmarks to its museums and its pulsating night life, there are more
reasons to visit New York than what you can see in travel brochures. Once you have arrived in New York, secure a New York pass which will give you access to over 70 city attractions and a big bonus – no waiting in line.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck for a 360°-view of the city from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. Gaze at the full size and shape of Manhattan and Central Park. Join the NBC Studio Tour and explore the Rockefeller Plaza afterwards. Next stop, Grand Central Terminal. The free audio guide helps in exploring the historic building. Close by is the New York Public Library and behind it, Bryant Park. From the Park walk to Sixth Avenue to MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). Drop by Madame Tussauds in Times Square before you end your day with a visit to Empire State Building to watch the NYC skyline from its 86th floor observation deck. Your dining options are The Modern in MoMA or the Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Today’s itinerary – the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a guided bike tour of Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Take a cab to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. Cap your day with a two-hour sunset boat tour via Circle Line Harbour Lights Cruise. This will take you down the Hudson River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and to the East River. Grab a bite at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park or the Shake Shack near the Museum of Natural History.
Go to Battery Park and take the round trip ferry to Liberty Island and visit the Statue of Liberty. From there you can explore the nearby Ellis Island before going back to explore Battery Park, where you can see a full view of the Statue of Liberty from afar. Walk to the 9/11 Tribute Center and if you still have energy, give the Wall Street Walking Tours a try before dining at Delmonico’s.
Enjoy a Walking Tour of Greenwich Village and make a wish before you throw a coin at the fountain in Washington Square Park. Spend a few hours at the Bronx to tour the Yankee Stadium, the team’s clubhouse and its museum. Relax at the New York Botanical Gardens and get cheap lunch at Mamoun’s Falafel or John’s Pizzeria.
Explore Brooklyn by joining the DUMBO Neighbourhood Tour. Then off to the New York Transit Museum you go and from there drop by the Brooklyn Brewery. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Junior’s and have its famous cheesecake for dessert.
Start early and shop at Macy’s on 34th Street and avail of 11% discount with your New York Pass. Later, join the Food on Foot Tours for a great culinary feast in multi-ethnic New York. Visit Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center to tour Avery Fisher Hall, New York State Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera House.
On your last day visit the world’s largest cathedral, St. John the Divine. Outside the church grounds is the Peace Fountain. Cross to the northern side of Central Park to visit the Museum of the City of New York before you take a stroll in the Conservatory Garden across the street. You can make a side trip to El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem before dining at Agua Fresca or Any Ruth’s.
For a taste of NYC’s nighttime beat, check out Output in North Brooklyn. It’s the city’s first Euro-style electroclub. Experience the heart-pounding music at the award-winning Cielo or a taste of Europe at Kiss & Fly. Marquee is a top super club in NYC. R & B and 80s music is the staple at Naked Lunch, and if you want to rub elbows with who’s who in the fashion industry, try the Finale.
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