We’re back with another beautiful place to have a tour off. We will be telling you about one of the best places you can ever visit too. New York is one of the world’s most popular locations with its massive skyscrapers, diverse cultures and hustle-and-bustle atmosphere. It’s a place that needs to be experienced. So let’s get started and have a look at the top 10 places you could ever visit if you head over to New York.
The Brooklyn Bridge
This is one of the best destinations, the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most photogenic places in New York. It’s this massive bridge that connects the borough of Brooklyn to Manhattan. The bridge was finished in 1883 and it has become one of New York’s most popular attractions. It’s free to walk across and the pedestrian walkway is about 1.1 miles each way so it’s a great workout with a pleasant view of Manhattan. The bridge is a great place to experience during the day and it gets even more stunning at night because you’ll be able to see the city lights. It’s just a great place to hang out, so definitely add that to your New York City bucket list.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
We will now be heading over to the nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park. It’s an 85 anchor Waterfront Park that stretches on Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. If you want to get beautiful views of Manhattan this is the place to go it’s right on the water. So you’ll be able to see the boats go by and as well get a great view of the bridges. One of my favorite places in the park is the Main Street part which is situated between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge. Its waterfront with the backdrop of the cities in between the two bridges creates one of the most photogenic places. It’s just a wonderful location day or night and definitely, it is worth a visit.
Let’s now head over to the Oculus. This is one of the most bizarre architectural structures you might ever see. It was awarded the design of the year in 2016. It’s located right next to the 9 Memorial and its unique design symbolizes the light that continues to shine through the darkness of the tragedy of the Twin Towers. So it serves as a terminal station and also a state-of-the-art shopping mall when you go inside you’re going to be amazed by how big it is. White beams there are huge and they remind of a giant rib cage. It’s just a really standing location with powerful symbolic significance definitely got to go check that out.
We will head over to another one of New York’s most unique architectural structures, the Vessel. The structure is just recently opened. It cost an estimated 200 million dollars to build and features a hundred and fifty-four interconnected staircases with nearly 2,500 steps and 80 landings. It’s totally free to explore this but you need to get a ticket. You might need to go reserve your tickets online beforehand, make sure you get a spot.
Now we’re moving ahead over to probably the most famous place in New York City, Times Square. Times Square is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations brings in about 50 million people a year, that’s a lot of people. It’s full of thousands of lights and advertisements, almost overwhelming and there’s just so much energy there. There are entertainers on the street, it’s just a good time there, a lot of action going on. The best thing about New York is you can do random things and nobody even cares. It took thousands of photos to get it you definitely got a visit Times Square just once. This is one of the coolest places ever.
Let’s take a little nature walk to Central Park. Central Park opened in 1876, it’s now known as one of the most famous parks with an estimated 38 million visitors each year. So it’s about 843 anchors, it’s located right between the Upper East and West Side of Manhattan. So it’s home to beautiful bridges, there are tons of walkways. There’s a lot of grassy areas, where you can just chill relax play and do whatever you can even rent a boat. It’s just a beautiful contrast between the hectic city life, whoever had the idea to build a park in the middle of the world’s most popular city was an absolute genius. This is just such a cool place and everyone should give a visit.
The Flatiron Building
We’re now going to visit one of New York’s most popular structures the Flatiron Building. The Flatiron is a triangular 22 story building that has 280 feet tall. When it was completed in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City at 20 floors high. Its unique design and structure have made it one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City. Nearby it, you got Madison Square Park which is another really cool place to relax. You got some beautiful restaurants; this is a really cool place to get some pictures. It’s just such a unique shape for a building and it’s outside.
The New York Subway
So for our next destination, we’re going to visit the New York Subway. The Subway is a specific place, but something that everyone has to experience. It’s a whole other real down there, once you go down these stairs into the subway you’ll realize. It is always crammed in a subway with a bunch of people. You got entertainers down there, sometimes you just get some really weird people down there, but that’s New York you got to love it anyways. If you want to use the subway you can get a MetroCard, if you want to get a 7-day pass that’ll cost you about $33 or if you just want to jump on the subway once it’s about 275 for each individual ride.
The Staten Island Ferry
We’re now going to the Staten Island Ferry. If you want to get beautiful views of the city, you got to go on the Ferry ride. It’s not recommended to go there at rush hour. To get on the boat you can go to the Whitehall terminal which is at the tip of lower Manhattan. The Ferry will take you over Staten Island so the boat takes off every 30 minutes and it’s a 25-minute boat ride. What’s cool about the bull ride is you’re going to get some amazing views of lower Manhattan and you’ll get really close to the Statue of Liberty and this is by far the best bargain in New York City and it’s just one of the memorable things you can do during your stay. So make sure to take advantage of that free Ferry ride when you visit New York.
For our last destination, we can head over to the epic Manhattan Bridge. So the Manhattan Bridge is located right next to the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s not as glamorous or touristy as the Brooklyn Bridge but it’s still a really unique place to check out. The bridge is over 100 years old it spans over 6850 feet. When you walked across it you may go through the entrance which is right next to Chinatown. There’s this really cool arch at the entrance anyways you’ll be able to get some incredible views of the city. You’re going to get a really magnificent view of Manhattan combined with the Brooklyn Bridge. You can also walk down to the nearby Washington Street, this is a one-way street that lines up perfectly with the Manhattan Bridge. It’s suggested going in the morning because the street can get packed with tourists during the day.