Things You Should See and Do When In New York

There are some cities around the world that travellers are naturally drawn to. With its iconic sights and world-famous attractions, New York is definitely one of those destinations. For first-time visitors to New York, there are certain sights that have to make the To Do list. These are the sights you have to see – or you simply haven’t seen New York.

Explore Central Park

Sprawling over three and a half square kilometres, Central Park brings lush greenery to a very concrete Manhattan. Filled with gardens and meadows, lakes and fountains, beautiful architecture and meandering walkways, Central Park is a joy to explore, whatever the season.

Try your hand at catch and release fishing at the Meer through the Dana Discovery Centre, or rent a rowboat from the Loeb Boathouse. During summer, check out a production at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, or during winter, go ice skating at the Wollman or Lasker rinks.

Fancy taking a tour? See more of Central Park by taking a horse and carriage tour, a bike tour or a pedicab tour. Don’t miss the Bethesda Fountain, the Conservatory Garden and the Central Park Zoo & Wildlife Centre!

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Visit the American Museum of Natural History

As one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions, the American Museum of Natural History has something for everyone. Founded in 1869, the museum offers visitors fascinating insights into human cultures, the natural world and the universe.

Love dinosaurs? This museum has dinosaurs covered. Love space? This museum uncovers a whole world of wonders within our galaxy. Love animals? From crocodiles to butterflies, this museum is the place to find everything you ever wanted to know about all your favourite animals.

Experience Times Square

Big and bright, loud and flashy, Times Square is lit up like Christmas, all year round. Packed with giant digital billboards, costumed characters and busking musicians, Times Square is swarmed with people and is always a sight to behold. Ranging between 42nd and 47th Streets, from Broadway to Seventh Avenue, Times Square is a see-to-believe-it experience – especially if you happen to be there on New Year’s Eve during the highly anticipated ball drop ceremony to signal the start of the new year.

Go Up the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building offers a splendid 360° view of New York City and beyond from its 86th and 102nd floor observatories. Visitors can check out the building’s awesome exhibits, marvel at the views, or watch from afar as the building’s lights change colour to honour various events and occasions.

See the Statue of Liberty

Symbolising freedom, the Statue of Liberty is an important monument to many Americans. For visitors to New York City, she is definitely not to be missed. Whether you take a ferry tour, visit Liberty Island, or climb up all the way into her crown, you have to see the glorious Lady of Liberty before leaving the Big Apple.

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