One of the most common types of trips to New York is a long weekend, just enough time to see all of the major attractions in the city. To be completely honest you could spend a month here and not even scratch the surface of all of the fantastic tourist attractions which they have in the Big Apple, nonetheless 4 days will be the perfect amount of time to get a taste for the city and to see all of the major talking points. These are the experiences and activities which you should aim for during your time in New York.
Statue of Liberty
Beyond Christ the Redeemer in Brazil this is arguably the most famous statue in the world and it is well worth a visit during your time in New York. The statue sits on Liberty Island and a ticket will include the ferry to the island, as well as access to the statue where you will climb the stairs right up to the crown. The views from the top of this statue are absolutely breathtaking.
See A Show
Broadway is the home of theater and musicals and taking in a show is a really special experience which you won’t want to miss out on. There are shows very single day with some also having afternoon matinee performances. There are so many incredible shows on at the moment from Wicked to Chicago, Mean Girls and more, make sure you check online for tickets before you go, we managed to get some discount Lion King tickets last year through searching online.
The city can get pretty chaotic so the best place to relax and escape the madness for a while is in Central Park, one of the world’s largest urban parks. Here you can relax for a while and people-watch, the bets place in the city to do so. Grab a coffee and a bagel and spent an hour or two wandering this huge green space.
Visit The 9/11 Memorial
The Twin Towers once dominated the Manhattan skyline and since the attacks of 9/11 the site of those two buildings has been turned into shrine to honor those who lost their lives. The foundations of the building have been turned into huge fountains with the names of the victims engraved around the edge. This is a sombre experience but one which is worth doing, if for no other reason than to understand the magnitude of what took place.
The New York Yankees are the most famous baseball team in the world and their stadium can be found in the Bronx. If you are lucky enough to be there when there is a game taking place then you should take the opportunity with both hands. Games last for around 3 hours, just enough time to grab a beer and a hot dog, and enjoy the action.
Which experience will you do first?