If this is your first trip to New York City, whether it is for business or a family vacation, you must make sure to reserve at least one full day for sightseeing. There’s plenty to do in the city that never sleeps, so deciding which attractions to see can be tough. Luckily, Guest Quest has some New York City travel tips that will help you decide. According to 10best.com, these are the top 5 attractions you can’t miss during your New York City vacation.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met is home to over 2 million works of art. The museum displays works from artists all over the world from different genres, styles and time periods. Don’t forget to visit the Cloisters too, which displays the museum’s medieval art collection.
Staten Island Ferry: Check out the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island ferry as well as a unforgettable view of New York City’s skyscrapers and the Brooklyn Bridge. Ride the Staten Island ferry as many times as you want, because it’s totally free.
Central Park: This 843-acre park offers a variety of recreational activities such as jogging, biking, and a carousel as well as the Central Park Wildlife Center. Don’t forget to check out the Conservatory Garden as well as the 2.5-acre Strawberry Field with the black and white “Imagine” mosaic. Both are a must-see in New York City, especially if it’s your first vacation there.
The Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island: The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island represent freedom for millions of people and are nationally known landmarks, of course they would be on our must-see list. You can experience a tour complete with historic details and technical aspects of the statue. Also, check out the inside of the base of the statue. There are exhibits, concessions and an observation deck.
The Frick Collection: What was once a private mansion is now home to a variety of art pieces by Rembrandt, Whistler, Vermeer and El Greco as well as some special temporary exhibitions. Visitors can also enjoy a breathtaking indoor garden court, beautiful glass ceiling and a calming water fountain during their visit to this museum.
There’s so many fascinating attractions in New York City, while on vacation there it’s hard to pick just a few to see. However, if you have more than a day to wander around the city and need more suggestions for where you should visit, check out GuestQuest.com.