I lived outside of New York City for about six years. I have such fond memories of putting my baby in the stroller with a bag full of snacks and setting out to discover something new. The beauty of this city is you can never see, do or eat everything even if you’ve been there a lifetime! Broadway shows come and go, buildings are torn down and built up and the changing seasons provide a range of fun activities.
This week we are sharing our love for all things NYC. Each day will be a different guide to help you make the most out of your next visit to The Big Apple.
We are starting with the must do’s-the major touristy things. These activities are touristy for a reason so embrace the crowds, buy a city pass and take a ton of pictures.
- Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (Buy tickets online before!)
- 9/11 Memorial
- Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (Tip: Grab an ice cream cone from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, take amazing pictures of Manhattan then take the ferry back rather than walk across the bridge again. Ferry is $2
- Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, or Freedom Tower Observatory (Prices vary but seeing the city from the top is incredible. Choose one and call it good.)
- Central Park–must see’s in the park include: renting a model sailboat, renting a row boat for $15 an hour, free concerts in the park and Conservatory Garden–it is a walk but so worth it.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (TIP: Don’t forget to go to the rooftop. Admission is pay what you wish.)
- American Museum of Natural History (TIP: Go sit right under the blue whale! Admission is pay what you wish again!)
- The Flatiron Building/Madison Square (TIP: Get gelato at Eataly, browse around Fishes Eddy and ABC Carpet and Home!)
- Broadway (Get the Today’s Tix app to show the best prices for shows!)
- Times Square. You have to see it to believe it.