10 Activities for Your Summer Vacation Trip to New York

Posted July 09, 2013 by

At some point, everyone wants to visit New York. It’s the Big Apple, after all. There are so many things to see and do in New York, you could spend weeks there just discovering new and exciting things that make this city such a magnet for vacationers. To get everything in and enjoy all there is, here are 10 recommendations.

1. Hit the Historical Landmarks
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New York is where you’ll find the Statue of Liberty, The World Trade Center Memorial, the Empire State Building and a host of others. You’ve got to make a list and see them all. It may be tempting, but don’t limit your trip to just these wonderful sights.

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Put on some comfortable shoes and spend the day viewing one of the foremost collections of fine art in the world. At the ‘Met’, you can see everything from early 20th century portraits and sculptures to the steel works of Frank Stella.  This is easily a one day stop, all by itself.

3. Times Square

Yep, this is where the year begins in the United States. Truly the heartbeat of New York, Times Square represents all you expect: the glamour, the excitement, and the free-minded artistic perspective of the entire city all in one location.

4. Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is the quintessential American theater. An endless stream of entertainment has passed through these halls. Come kick up your legs at the home of the American Rockettes.

5. Broadway

Come see the most famous theater district in the world. Here you can catch an amazing stage production like Chicago or the new stage rendition of Mary Poppins.

6. A View from the Rock

After taking advantage of your New York Red Bulls tickets, get to 30 Rockefeller Plaza and go straight to the “Top of the Rock” Observation Deck. You’ll see New York from one of the most impressive vantage points in the city.

7. Central Park

You can’t miss Central Park, and not just because it’s free. It’s full of recreational activities and events. You can walk, bicycle or skate through one of the most scenic city parks in the country.

8. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Come hang out with Britney Spears, have your picture taken with President Bush, or just look Jack Sparrow right in the eye. This is one of the most visited spots in New York, and it’s a lot of fun.

9. Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall is truly a national institution. Enjoy the fine dining, the gift shops and the educational museum. Oh yeah, while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the world-famous concert hall!

10. Argue for the World’s best Pizza

Everyone has an opinion about where to find the best pie in New York. Join in this tasty debate. Visit Lombardi’s on Spring Street or brave the line at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn.

With so much to do and see, it’s a good thing that it’s the city that never sleeps.

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