With so much to see and do in New York, Hayley has written about different attractions in the 5 Boroughs of this city. From seeing those famous landmarks, to experiencing Broadway there will be something here to suit everyone.
New York Yankees
Most people love the The Yankees, a professional baseball team who are based in The Bronx. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. If you are visiting New York then try experiencing an American sport like the locals.
Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The zoo offers a wide range of attractions to suit everybody. From feeding animals, to watching a 4D film, or even riding on a camel. To plan your day better you can now download the mobile app which has park maps and real time information.
Construction for Brooklyn Bridge started in 1870 and finished in 1883. It is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge and is one of the oldest of either types in the United States. You can enjoy a walk over this bridge and if preferred you could enjoy a tour, either during the day or in the evening, where you can view the beautiful sights of the city lit up.
Empire state Building
No visit to New York is complete until you’ve visited the Empire State Building. The iconic 102-story skyscraper is located in Midtown Manhattan. With observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors, giving you unforgettable 360 degree views of New York City, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Especially as it is one of the most popular iconic landmark of this incredible city.
Known as the crossroads of the world Times Square is definitely a must see whilst in New York. As well as connecting you to Broadway, if you have time whilst in New York then you should check out one of the many fantastic musicals shown daily. There are often events taking place, if given the opportunity then certainly visit on New Years Eve and experience the incredible atmosphere.
Socrates Sculpture Park
This is an outdoor museum and public park where artists can create and exhibit sculptures and multi media installations. Socrates Sculpture Park offers a workshop on Saturdays for children and their families, which is free of charge. In the summer there is a weekend of dance for you to enjoy. And every wednesday during July and August there will be an outdoor cinema. Definitely worth popping along to the park if you want a relaxing afternoon.
Queens Botanical Garden
Where People, cultures and plants meet. Queens Botanical Garden celebrates these through inspiring gardens, and with so many gardens to view, you may be inspired to become a member or adopt a tree. There are many different events going on throughout the year, so whenever you visit New York check out what is going on.
Staten Island Ferry
The ferry has been running since 1906 transporting people between the 2 boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The trip takes 25 minutes and is completely free, taking you past the Statue of Liberty and giving you some incredible views for those perfect pictures. The ferry is the third most visited attraction in New York with over 65,000 people using it daily and 1.5 million tourists yearly. There are a fleet of 8 boats that make the round journey daily, so no matter what the weather you will always be able to catch the Staten Island Ferry.