Five things To Do In New YorkSunday, 6 October 2013
I thought it would be a little different if I suggested some places to visit while in the Big Apple. I've been talking to people on Twitter about my travels and a few people tweeted back that they'd like some suggestions for when they visit. These are only 5 things and as you can imagine there is so much to do in the city, so this is only a little snippet of what is on offer.
The Empire State Building
Of course there are some things you have to do regardless of how touristy it is. There really is nothing that beats the 25 mile view we had - maybe take a trip up at night to see the bright lights of NYC.
The High Line
The High Line is a park which was once a railway around Manhattan - it's perfect on a morning when its quiet. Grab a bagel and bench to appreciate the views. You can enter the high line at various places:
- 14th Street (elevator access)
- West 16th Street (elevator access)
- West 18th Street
- West 20th Street
- 23rd Street (elevator access)
- West 26th Street
- West 28th Street
- West 30th Street (elevator access)
While I was in New York I knew I had to see a Broadway show - but which one? There are so many. We finally decided on Wicked and we weren't disappointed. The tickets can be fairly pricey - Wicked does also have a lottery where you can put your name in for front row seats at only $30.
Central Park Zoo
We picked the perfect day to visit the Central Park Zoo - not a cloud in the sky. Make sure you catch the sea lions feeding time - they put on a little show with their keepers. It isn't the biggest zoo but it is a great way to spend a few hours.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has vast collections of artifacts and art. My favourite section was Ancient Egyptian - you can see me here posing with a sarcophagus. I think we spent about 3 hours in here but you could easily spend a whole day wandering around. It's somewhere to bring you inspiration and you'll leave a little more cultured than you were before.