We love nature and rather choose national park or forest over the city. But New York is our favorite city we love. You will love too this energy. Here you do not need a car and subway is just enough and faster to go around.
Because is a city you have many things to do and see. Prepare at least 5 days if you really want to enjoy. We visited first time in fall and we were back in winter before Christmas just for weekend. Christmas decorations are amazing and check our Christmas post about NYC.
Museums in NYC
Plan time for museums, because they have many that are interesting. You can easily find something for yourself. Find below some our ideas.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
This museum is a must on list. It is a sad place but you should visit and feel what happen 9/11.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum is really big and go to the top. The view is beautiful. You will spend here at least 2-3 hours.
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
This museum is interactive. You can paint, listen to music using so different things (you have never imagined)
National Geographic Encounter
This is more for kids. We thought that will have good effects but was so so. If you do not have kids better spend time for other places in NYC.
In NYC is much more to see
Statue of Liberty National Monument
As we know the Statue is a symbol of NYC and it has to be on your list. Make sure to book trip as fast as you can, specially if you want go to the top. But if you will not have luck with pedestal access is good too. Cruise includes Ellis Island where is museum and was former immigration inspection station.
Rockefeller Center looks amazing with Christmas decorations and in this time close by on Fifth Avenue you can see beautiful Christmas Light Show. But even in other time this place is good. You can also check stores and go on top to see New York’s panorama.
Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn
The best time to go there is before sunset and wait for night. On the way on Brooklyn side try ice cream Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. They have very good Italian restaurants but be ready for a long line.
Great place for walk or jogging.
This boiling is near Hudson Yard where you have also shops and restaurants. We chose to go there in the evening and was very perfect to see lights. Ticket is free but you need to make a reservation before.
Time Square is busy all the time, specially during holidays and weekends. We saw it in the movies and in real is just more amazing. Best time to go is evening. You have around lot of pubs open till 4 am and restaurants.
Grand Central Station
Historical subway station is beautiful and has interesting market.
The Empire State Building
If you want to see New York from the top you can visit Rockefeller Center or Empire State Building. We chose Empire State Building. Ticket you can buy online and better few days before if you plan to be there around sunset.
In New York City you have plenty of places to see. We walked a lot around and went to Wall Street. You can go to Charging Bull but photo will not be easy because is very popular place to take photo.