10 Must-See Sites While Visiting the New York City
When you think of New York City, the first things that come to mind are usually shopping, Time Square, and a tour of Lady Liberty, but there is so much more to see and experience.
The New Yankee Stadium
Even non-baseball fans will be amazed by this $1.3 billion marvel of architecture when taking the 45 minute tour that includes Monument Park, Yankees’ Museum, the Press Box, and the Bleacher Cafe.
Ground Zero – 9/11
On the exact footprints of the World Trade Center twin towers that were destroyed by terrorists on 9/11, sits a memorial to the nearly 3,000 innocent people who died in the towers. Memorial cascading waterfalls and pools mark where the twin towers once stood. In additional to the 9/11 Memorial is the Memorial Museum exhibiting artifacts from 9/11.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Inside MoMA, visitors have the rare opportunity to see an unrivaled collection of more than 150,000 individual pieces of modern and contemporary art. Just a few of the museum’s treasures are Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”, Monet’s “Water Lilies triptych”, and “Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair” by Frida Kahlo.
A famous architectural icon in NYC, the Guggenheim Museum is a cultural center and educational institution offering lectures, performances, film screenings, and youth classes conducted in the presence of an incredible collection of modern masterpieces.
Staten Island Ferry
See New York City from a different perspective as you pass the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Board the ferry from a terminal near Battery Park and travel 5 miles (25 minutes each way) to Staten Island for the best panoramic view of New York City.
Empire State Building Observatory
The most famous NYC landmark is the 102 story Empire State Building which is the tallest building in New York. The characteristic Art Deco style adorns the famous outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor which gives visitors a 360 degree panoramic view of this amazing city.
See a Broadway Show
In this world of technology and movies on DVD’s, the best place to see live entertainment for the first time is on stage in a Broadway theatre. NYC is the perfect place to experience the excitement of live theatre and to discover the magic of live performances, dancing, singing, and music.
The Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Touch flesh with the city by walking across this 1.3 mile wonder of architecture on a clear sunny day. On the bridge there are public restrooms, food vendors, and drinking water available. This is the perfect place for taking pictures of one of the most beautiful skylines in the world.
Grand Central Station
Take a walking or audio tour of Grand Central Station to view murals by French painter Paul Helleu arching over the 80,000 square foot Main Concourse. See the famous four sided clock, the grand staircases dating back to 1913, and the stunning chandeliers. Enjoy the beautiful works of art and architecture, shop, and dine inside this historic structure.
Visit the most historic financial district in the United States located at Wall Street and Broad. Take a walking tour of Wall Street and lower Manhattan and step inside the stock exchange and become a Wall Street insider.
Author Bio: Tal Baron writes for Smart Meetings, a conference planning guide for event and meeting planners.