With its bustling business district, vibrant nightlife, and towering skyscrapers, is it any question as to why millions flock to the Big Apple every year? Of course, it’s not, but that is just the start. The city has so much more to offer. Sites and attractions that people would likely never know about. All that being said, it would be hard for anyone just visiting to take in everything the city has to offer, as there is just so much packed into one, tiny little space. This is why it always pays to be prepared. Make sure you get the most for your money. Whether visiting New York City, Manhattan, or California, you want to make sure you are armed with an itinerary before stepping foot out your front door. Here’s a list of some of the top must-dos in New York City.
See The City From The Top Of The Empire State Building
Easily one of the most iconic buildings in the world, The Empire State Building has tons to offer. It’s not just a towering skyscraper that provides prolific views of the city, but it’s romantic as well as photogenic. However, just visiting the building alone isn’t enough. If ones going to pay a visit, one must make sure to venture to the top viewing deck. Even if you are deathly terrified of heights, you must force yourself up there because the building provides a view of the city, unlike anything you will ever experience. What’s even more interesting is, the building is open to 2 am every night, with the last elevator making its travels to the observatory deck at 1:15 am exactly. A late-night visit will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Travel To The Top Of The Rock
There is no denying that the Empire State Building is an experience, unlike anything. However, there is just one problem with the equation. And that is, you can’t see the building itself. This is why a trip to the Top of the Rock pays. It’s just located 850 feet above street level at the Rockefeller Building, but it offers views of the city’s glowing lights after dark, as well as a terrific view of the Empire State Building itself. A trip during the day will be great as well, but a night visit is one you want in the cards. Even if you visit it during the day, you’ll still want to make the effort to see it at night. While the Empire State Building is the more iconic choice, if you find yourself having to choose between the two, the view from the Rock might provide an overall better experience. Simply because it offers a view of the iconic building.
Masterpieces Galore At the Metropolitan Museum Of Art
You probably know this building as the Met, but it doesn’t matter what you call it, there are collections of over two million pieces that range from antiquity to modern-day art. And, all of it is housed in this beautiful, gothic-style building that was established in 1872. Numerous expansion and renovations have taken place since then and are constantly taking place, so even if you’ve visited in the past, you might be in for a new experience.