Top 25 Destinations in the World, #6
May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011
BThis photo of New York City is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The first time you go to New York, go ahead and be a sight-seer—everyone should visit the Statue of Liberty, the Met, Times Square, etc. But on a return trip, pick a neighborhood and go deep. You’ll find hole-in-the-wall bars, great delis, quirky shops… exploring the non-touristy side of New York is an incredibly rewarding experience for a traveler.
This photo of New York City is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a must-do if you want a great view of Manhattan, Brooklyn and lower NY Harbor including the Statue of Liberty. It is a historic and breathtaking view that is the urban equivalent of being on top of a mountain (OK, a small one!!). On a lovely day it can get quite crowded with bikers and walkers (though there is a bike lane), so be prepared for that.
This is nowhere near as crowded as the Empire State Building , and the views are far more superior than from the Empire.
Initially opened in 1933, it consisted of the 69th and 70th floors. It was originally designed to resemble the upper decks of a 1930s grand ocean liner, gooseneck fixtures, and large air-conditioning vents intended to look like the stacks on a ship’s deck.
Top of the Rock is a 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors of Rockefeller Centre (the upper decks 260 m above the street level you get an unobstructed, 360 degree view of New York City). Enter on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.
This photo of Top of the Rock Observation Deck is courtesy of TripAdvisor
A great place for a stroll. You can start anywhere you’d like. Just walk in at 59th and wander in. Check out the local artists and their wares. Head over to the zoo. Check out the Dairy, now the spot for shopping. Ride the carousel or skate at Wollman rink. Stop by Strawberry Fields and at 72nd see The Dakota. You can do the usual horse-drawn carriage ride or ride a horse yourself! Sit for a bit along the mall and reminisce about all who sat there before you. Take in lunch at the boathouse or just buy food from the many vending carts. See the Obelisk at the back of The Met. Walk through the tunnels and emerge out to daylight and see the fountain. Continue on around the reservoir. And finally reach the ducks on the pond.
Source: Trip Advisor