There are a few things everyone has to do when going to NYC. This is my list of favorites things a first time traveller has to do when in the city.
Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum
This is a place I don’t hear a lot about on travelling suggestions, but it’s amazing! First of all, the museum is an aircraft carrier that you can walk inside and see the history of it and lots of pre-war aircrafts (some are exposed inside the museum too). There’s a real submarine, that you can enter, a Concorde airplane and, for a while, there was the space shuttle Enterprise.
Boys definitely will love this musem (and some girls too).
American Museum of Natural History
This is one of the most famous museums on Earth. It has thousands of historical pieces in different rooms and sections to keep you busy for days. Even if you don’t like museums, go, you’ll like this one. If you’re worried about your kids liking it, the museum is designed for them to like it too.
It’s an italian restaurant in the middle of the Times Square. Olive Garden serves several types of Italian-American cuisine including pasta dishes, steaks, and salads. The company advertises its breadstick product and centers its lunch menu around it. I love it and have to go every time I’m in NYC.
On New Year’s Eve, I believe it’s the best spot to see the ball drop. If you want to do it, reservations are usually over by July.
One World Trade Center
When the 2 towers falled down, the US decided to create a memorial and beside it, a tower that would sumerise what it meant to be an american, so they created the One World Trade Center. It’s just so beautiful and emotional when you’re there… I’m not even american, but I feel like one when I enter the building and see all those people actually working feeling that they’re part of something that’s so important. I recorded a video there and it’s the one that made me work the most and also, the one I’m most proud of.
Statue of Liberty
The french gift built by Gustave Eiffel (the same person that built the Eiffel Tower) is, also, one of the most known places on Earth, so, it’s not weird that it’s on this list.
No charge is made for entrance to the national monument, but there is a cost for the ferry service that all visitors must use, as private boats may not dock at the island.
Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance. A total of 240 people per day are permitted to ascend: ten per group, three groups per hour. Climbers may bring only medication and cameras—lockers are provided for other items—and must undergo a second security screening.
That’s it for today’s post. I know there are lots of places I didn’t put in here, but there will be a second part. Please, if you have any suggestions, tell me in the comments bellow!