You’ve watched your favorite movie and TV show characters make it or break it in New York, now experience the City That Never Sleeps for yourself. Whether you’re visiting the Big Apple for vacation or business, below is just a sample of adventures and attractions to enrich and inspire your itinerary.
If you’re an arts and culture buff, Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side has some of the most iconic museums and exquisite exhibits. Take the subway up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and discover pieces ranging from the prehistoric to the contemporary. Head two miles northeast and you’ll find the one-of-a-kind Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and home to impressive modern art. If a time machine is more of what you’re after, visit the American Museum of Natural History and peruse the halls of ancient artifacts and treasures from around the globe.
A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous landmarks. Take a boat ride to Liberty Island and visit the Statue of Liberty. Get a new perspective on the city with views from the Empire State Building. Take a walk through Central Park, where some of Hollywood’s most beloved movies and TV shows were filmed. Architect enthusiasts will love a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs.
If you’re wondering how to get around the city, there’s the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MTA is available almost everywhere in New York and is the third-largest transportation authority in the U.S. You’ll need a MetroCard to access it, which can be purchased at most subway stations.