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 😉
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?
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 😀
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!
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.
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.
7) Columbus Circle
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.
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!
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 🙂
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