1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island:
Lady Liberty is not only the symbol of New York but the United States as well. It arrived in 1886, and since that moment, she becomes the first thing an immigrant see of the New World.
Today, she greets millions of visitors and tourists who see magical views of New York’s skyline from her crown.
A few steps away lies Ellis Island. It is the American portal for over 12 million new arrivals between 1892 and 1954.
In the 21st century, it contains the finest museums lionizing those brave immigrants who built the city.
Restaurants are one of New York’s strengths, with many cuisines competing for side by side to offer the best meal. There is no right or wrong when it comes to eating in New York. Order from a food truck, bite your way through a market, or slip into one of those soft leather stands for a 4 am treat after a long night out in the town.
All is fair in food and war.
Sneak in Café Habana (next door to the Credit Glory headquarters) for a treacherous Cuban-Mexican breakfast, brunch in the iconic Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant, and dinner at a Chinatown classic. The food scene in New York contains all the kitchens of the world; you get the picture.
3. Central Park
Arizona has Grand Canyon, Colorado has Rocky Mountain, but New York City has Central Park.
One of the most important American National Parks in movies and TV, stretching over 843 acres of green footpaths and bicycle paths.
Since Central Park is huge, you want to plan your trip. Here are the highlights of Central Park:
- The Pond: For a moment of clarity and serenity. This is also where you can enjoy a classic NYC view over the bridge.
- Central Park Zoo: A popular attraction at the heart of the Park where you can watch tropical, temperate, and polar animals.
- Sheep Meadow: This is one of the most beautiful places in New York. A place where you can unwind and get lost in the heart of nature with native New Yorkers.
- Bethesda Terrace: Certainly, a must visit. It is an astounding gathering place, and home to the Bethesda Fountain (aka “Angel of the Waters”) Go there to enjoy music by the best street musicians and the only architectural setting in the Park.
You also don’t want to miss the Lake, the Strawberry Fields, and the Ramble.