My Top 10 NYC Sightseeing Tips

My Top 10 NYC Sightseeing Tips

I can’t say it often enough: NYC still is and always will be my number one city in the world!

Being back from New York I wanna give you some Sightseeing Tips for my big love NYC. All are places that you really should visit while in New York 🙂

Tomorrow I’m heading somewhere else again, to the Maldives. We will fly with Qatar Airways (my absolute favorite Airline). Similar to my review about Singapore Airlines I will also write a review about Qatar. Curious to see how my review will be this time 😉

Besides that I’m super excited blogging for you guys from the Maldives 🙂 We will stay at four beautiful islands, and I’m sure we’ll experience many exciting things. Even better sharing everything with you guys 😀



New York City Sightseeing Tips

1) Top of the Rock


You can enjoy one of the best views in Manhattan from the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center (= Top of the Rock). You would think that you get the best view from the the Empire State Building. However, the Top of the Rock offers a direct view over Central Park and also an amazing view at the Empire State Building 😉

IMG_0001a IMG_0001bb IMG_0001c IMG_0003 IMG_0012

2) Central Park


Who leaves New York without having seen Central Park has been missing out 😀 Central Park offers many serene possibilties in the middle of a moving city. And at the same time enjoying an amazing skyline view. Which other place can offer something like that?

IMG_9925 IMG_9926 IMG_09927 IMG_9929 IMG_9930 IMG_9931 IMG_9932 IMG_9933

3) Standard Hotel Rooftop Bar


My favorite bar (because of the incredible view) is the rooftop bar of the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking Disctrict. I can recommend you going there right before sunset. Pictures can say more than words 😀

IMG_7535 IMG_7589 IMG_7608 IMG_7617 IMG_7623 IMG_7666

4) Mandarin Oriental


We were really lucky to be invited for brunch at Mandarin Oriental. Even in between the week it’s worth it going up there. Even if it’s just for a cup of coffee but you need to have a look at this panorama!

IMG_5400 IMG_5401 IMG_5416 IMG_5632 IMG_5676 IMG_5690 IMG_5730 (1)

5) Brooklyn Bridge


I can recommend all fit people to go running over the Brooklyn Bridge. But even for not so athletic people the Brookly Bridge is a must see in New York. I can recommend you taking the red subway line 2 or 3 up to “Clark Street” and walk from there along the Brooklyn Heights waterside to the Brooklyn Bridge. Only the way with a view over Downtown Manhattan is already worth every single step. If you want to take nice pictures I can recommend you going there early in the morning or before sunset and definitely not at the weekends. Chances are high it will be too crowded.

IMG_0394 IMG_0733 IMG_0867 IMG_1031 IMG_1048 IMG_1053 IMG_1055

6) Times Square


Times Square is loud, a bit dirty, super crowded, and filled with tons of crazy people. Even though (or maybe that’s the reason why) I love Times Square so much. It just belongs to NYC. You should visit Times Square during day- and during nighttime as you will get completely different impressions.

IMG_9570 (2) IMG_9570a IMG_9571 (1)

7) Columbus Circle

IMG_5352 (1ab)

Columbus Circle was during my 1 1/2 years in New York my absolute favorite place in Manhattan. I lived on the Upper West Side so Columbus Circle was not far away from my place. Many times I bought some food at Whole Foods, ate it in Central Park etc.

IMG_6336a IMG_6337

IMG_5912 (1)

IMG_5868 IMG_5914 (1) IMG_4765


8) SoHo


We were so lucky staying in SoHo this time. That was very convenient because SoHo is my favorite neighbourhood in New York. SoHo is not just great for shopping, there are also many great restaurants in SoHo and the atmosphere there is really amazing. Definitely worth visiting!

IMG_9561 (1) IMG_9565 (3) IMG_9560 (2)


9) New York Museums

I’m not really a museum lover but there are some museums in New York that you really shouldn’t miss visiting. For instance the MoMa (Museum of Modern Art), the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Especially when the weather isn’t so great it’s the perfect option experiencing New York in a whole different way.

10) New York Restaurants


In New York there are so many amazing restaurants so it is important not just going to any food place but to rather choose your restaurants wisely 😀 Best is to have a look at my New York Restaurant Guide 🙂

IMG_9984 IMG_0127 IMG_9866 IMG_9844

Find even more NYC Travel Tips here:

No Comments

Leave a Reply