You plan to go to New York but you don’t have much time, if that’s your situation here we share some plans that you won’t want to miss in the Big Apple. There’s so much to see in the city that we’ll show you below what those essential things are to see in New York on a weekend.
National September 11th Memorial & Museum
As a tribute to the victims of September 11, a museum was built in New York City in order not to forget such a fateful day. The National September 11th Memorial & Museum is a moving, intense place where you will find the history of the day that completely transformed the Big Apple and the United States.
Inside the museum you will find the history of each victim, sometimes with their own words through voice messages, you will see the actions taken by the first brave people who decided to help those who were inside the Twin Towers, many of those brave people also died. In addition to this, you will see photos, badges, photos and many other objects of those who lost their lives, something really shocking. The National September 11th Memorial & Museum is a place that will move you and is a must if you are touring New York. A complete tour of the museum will take you approximately 3 hours.
Take a Water Taxi to see the Statue of Liberty
Taking a night cruise is a great plan that will allow you to spend an incredible evening sailing the Hudson River, as well as seeing the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan’s amazing skyline. The views of the Big Apple skyline are so breathtaking that you might as well take hundreds of fantastic photos. As you approach the Statue of Liberty a jazz band will be playing beautiful melodies, a memory of New York City that you’ll never forget.
Explore Chinatown and Brooklyn
If you want to save time we recommend you take the subway and get off at any station near Chinatown. As soon as you arrive, take a leisurely stroll through the neighbourhood and be surprised by the shop windows and shops, and be sure to try some delicious dumplings in one of the hundreds of restaurants that abound in Chinatown. Take advantage of Chinatown and take a tour of Little Italy or Wall Street. Then head to the Brooklyn Bridge and walk past it to Brooklyn, a New York must-see.
Once in Brooklyn go to Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass better known as DUMBO. This was an industrial zone that was transformed with the arrival of artists, architects and designers, all of them turned the old industrial buildings into avant-garde lofts from where you have an extraordinary view of Manhattan. Once you’ve walked through DUMBO, we recommend a visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park, located on the shores of the East River and in the shadow of the striking steel structure that is the Brooklyn Bridge. Wait until nightfall to see the lights of Manhattan’s Downtown slowly turn on, one of the best shows you can see on your New York City tour.
Eat Some Pizza
Everyone knows that New York City is one of the cities where you can eat a delicious pizza. In the Big Apple there are a lot of different pizzerias that you can go to know but we recommend Nick’s Pizza, its dough is very crunchy and fine, the sauces are fresh, the cheeses they use are of high quality and all these ingredients, perfectly blended make Nick’s pizza be considered by many New Yorkers as one of the best pizzerias in New York.
Going to Coney Island is a journey back in time, where you can have a great day and very vintage. Undoubtedly the most famous park of this promenade is Luna Park, which opens from April until the first days of October. Another great plan on Coney Island is to try Nathan’s legendary hot dogs, something you can’t miss if you’re on a New York tour. To end the day on Coney Island, there’s nothing better than taking a walk on the beach at sunset while enjoying the sound of the sea.
One of the plans we recommend you do on your New York tour is to take the subway to Williamsburg, the trendy neighborhood in the Big Apple. This neighborhood, traditionally inhabited by the Polish community, arrived a few years ago the hipsters, liberal kids who inherited the New York counterculture and completely transformed this area of New York. With their affluence, these streets seemingly without anything special during the day, explode with life at night, becoming an extraordinary place. Walk along Bedford Avenue and enter a trendy café or restaurant to see why this neighborhood is considered New York’s most trendy area. We also recommend entering a bar to have a few drinks, you will have a wonderful time.
Explore Long Island City
The Long Island City neighborhood is an important nucleus of contemporary art, so if you’re interested in art and new trends then you can’t miss it. In Long Island City you will find the PS1, art museum affiliated to the MOMA, to which you will have free access showing your ticket to the MOMA. We also recommend you visit Socrates Sculpture Park, an open-air park displaying sculptures and large-scale installations on the banks of the East River.
If you’re a baseball fan don’t miss a visit to the new Yankee Stadium, or if you’re traveling with kids to the huge Bronx Zoo. The Bronx is one of the places tourists always put aside on their New York tour, but many of them don’t know that this place is one of the most authentic and stupendous areas of the city, so if you really want to have a full tour of New York then you can’t miss the extraordinary Bronx.
Times Square at night
A visit to Times Square, one of the most famous areas of New York City, cannot be left out of the list. Our recommendation is that you spend a moment of the night to walk around Times Square, as this way you will be a spectator of the great light show and the emblematic billboards of this area of the Big Apple. In addition to marveling at the Times Square show, we suggest you go to a restaurant for an unforgettable evening in the best New York style.
Walk around Manhattan
On any tour of New York you should always visit some of Manhattan’s classic attractions, such as the MOMA, the MET, the Guggenheim Museum and other more unique attractions such as the Sex Museum or the New York Police Museum. If you’re short on time, we recommend visiting just a couple of places in Manhattan to have time to explore other great areas of the city. Don’t forget, walking around New York is the best way to get to know this amazing city.