New York City is world-famous for its stretching skyline, live theatre scenes & fashion shows on Broadway, historical & cultural scene because of its iconic museums, financial district, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, famous pizzeria, and the list goes on.

So if you planning to visit the city which never sleeps, you got to visit the famous spots we’re going to explore below.

Times Square

Times Square

Located in the heart of Manhattan Times Square is one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the world. It’s Famous for its enormous electrified ads which create a surreal atmosphere of the virtual neon world as well as famous theatres, shopping, and fine dining establishments which attract over 50 million visitors every year.

Times Square is also the center of New York’s entertainment industry with its Broadway Theater district and the venue of New Year’s Ball Drop which is probably one of the most famous New Year’s Eve celebration venues in the world. Also, don’t forget to check out the 3-minute art show on Times Square’s screens at 11:57 pm.

One World Observatory and 9/11 Memorial

One World Observatory and 9/11 Memorial

One World Observatory is an observation deck situated on the top floors of the World Trade Center. It’s also called the Freedom Tower which is the tallest building in North America and the Western Hemisphere.

One World Observatory provides amazing views of New York City from above 1,250 feet. You’ll enter the Observatory through an impressive elevator ride featuring a virtual time-lapse recreating the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1500s to the present day. And descending back will make you feel like you’re on a virtual helicopter ride. How cool is that!

One World Trade Centre is the main building of the area known as the World Trade Center complex rebuilt after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Just outside the Freedom Tower, there is the 9/11 memorial located exactly where the World Trade Center Twins Tower once stood represented by two square reflecting pools. There is also The Survivor Tree which survived during the 9/11 attacks.

Also, there is a 9/11 memorial museum. And you’re not going to miss the Oculus, an impressive terminal station a part of the World Trade Center complex which peacefully blends with the surrounding architecture.

New York City Parks

New York City Parks

New York City is home to hundreds of parks and recreation areas offering a great escape from the city’s busy streets. Here are some of the best ones.

The High Line

The High Line, a nearly 1.5 mile-long elevated park was, built on a former railroad spur, and redesigned as a living system full of amazing green areas above New York.

You can enter the High Line Park through one of the 11 entrances and stroll around or do other leisurely activities. There are also areas designated for food, public art, and entertainment.

Central Park

The most visited urban park in the United State and also the most famous one. It spreads across 843 acres featuring lakes, meadows, impressive buildings, and much more. Because of its vast greenery and size, you’ll never be able to realize that you’re surrounded by tall buildings and busy city life.

Some of the impressive sights you must check are Sheep Meadow – a great place for a picnic, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain overlooking The Lake, the famous Bow Bridge which you must have seen in the movies The Way We Were, Manhattan, and Keeping the Faith. This 60-feet Victorian-era magnificent structure span Central Park Lane, the timeless Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Needle, and other various attractions.

Don’t forget to walk around the Upper 5th Avenue that runs alongside Central Park nicknamed The Millionaires Row where some of the wealthiest people in the world reside.

Iconic Buildings

Iconic Buildings

New York wouldn’t be New York without its unique and impressive skyline stretching across Manhattan Island. New York City is home to numerous unique and world-famous buildings.

The Vessel

The Vessel is one of the architectural marvels among them. This extraordinary 16-stories high structure opened in 2019 as a part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, located close to High Line Park. You can climb this interactive artwork on its spiral staircase and experience New York from every possible angle.

The Flatiron Building

Another iconic building to visit is Flatiron Building, completed in 1902. It was the tallest building in New York when completed and continued to retain its former glory. Also, its triangular shape gives the building a certain distinction and drama to the structure.

The Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion. The building served as the corporate headquarters for the Chrysler Corporation until the mid-1950s and is considered one of the most influential buildings of the Art Deco architectural style.

The Empire State Building

The building got its name from a nickname for New York – “The Empire State”. It’s the 5th tallest skyscraper in the United State which also features an observation deck.

It’s famous for its appearance in movies such as Doctor Who, King Kong, and Sleepless in Seatle.

30 Rockefeller Plaza

This iconic building was built in 1933 and is known because of NBC headquarters. It’s a part of Rockefeller Center, a 19-building center and a plaza built by the Rockefeller family. It is popular during the Christmas season because of its abundantly decorated Christmas tree. It’s also home to another observation deck which boasts a fantastic view of Central Park nicknamed “Top of the Rock”

Little Italy and China Town

Little Italy and China Town

Two neighborhoods that played a crucial role in the cultural history of New York are Little Italy and Chinatown located in lower Manhattan. Little Italy was once a large settlement of Italian immigrants and has witnessed Organized Crime. The movie ‘The Godfather’ was also filmed here along with other movies such as Mean Streets, and crime dramas ‘The Sopranos’.

Chinatown is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population in the Western Hemisphere with an estimated population of between 90,000 and 100,000. The neighborhood is full of Chinese restaurants, as well as other cultural organizations.

Museums

Museums

New York City is one of the world’s main centers for culture and art and is home to famous museums. The section of Manhattan’s 5th avenue where many of the famous museums are located is nicknamed the “Museum Mile”. Here’re some of the famous ones which you need to visit at least once in your lifetime.

The Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum designed by famous architect Flank Lloyd is the permanent home to Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and Contemporary art, as well as several temporary exhibitions.

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) offers a collection of modern and contemporary art and is also home to film and performances.

The Transit Museum

The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn offers a glimpse of the amazing history of New York’s complex transit system. The museum is located in a former subway station and displays a collection of subway trains from earlier times to the present.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is the world-famous commuter train terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Because of its impressive Beaux-Arts style structure and central location, Grand Central Terminal is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.

Tourists never forget to explore Whispering Gallery located below the Main Concourse where people standing in one corner can clearly hear the other person from the opposite side.

Through its several different levels building hosts varieties of restaurants and shops. People easily recognize the Main Concourse with its iconic clock in the middle from various movies.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France as a friendship gesture is a 151ft tall statue located on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor which represents the universal symbol of freedom and democracy. You can also see the original torch of the Statue of Liberty safely secured in the Statue of Liberty Museum.

Best Place to Eat

Best Place to Eat

You can’t go to New York and not eat at its authentic and most famous food strict district or restaurants. Here are some you just have to try.

Located right under the High Line Park in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Chelsea Market is every food-lover dream destination to eat whatever they want. The marketplace hosts an array of restaurants from all across the world.

New York is famous for its mouth watering pizzas and the best place to eat them are on iconic streets – Bleecker Street and Prince Street.

Conclusion

Hope reading about all these iconic and interesting spots would have to rouse your curiosity. We hope you have full-on fun and visit all of these spots but even if you can’t, try to cover as much as possible. You won’t be disappointed.