When you’re visiting a city, especially NYC there is pressure to see and do everything before you leave. However we have put a doable list together of the things that you can’t miss when you go to New York.

Rather than running from attraction to attraction, this guide is meant for you to be able to enjoy each one perfectly.


Central Park
One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park spreads across 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and a reservoir

Grand Central Terminal

Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is one of New York’s beaux-arts beauties. Adorned with Tennessee-marble floors and Italian-marble

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is America’s most famous and historically important gateway. Between 1892 and 1924, over 12 million immigrants passed through this processing station, their dreams in tow. Today, its Immigration Museum is open to visit. This is definitely the highlight of the tour for me.

Brooklyn Bridge

A New York icon, the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, was the world’s first steel suspension bridge. You don’t need no tour package to visit this icon, just take a walk across.

Empire State Building

This limestone classic was built in just 410 days – using seven million hours of labor during the Great Depression. The views from this building are amazing and even better at night. The history of this building is also something that you should read up about before making the journey to the top. Give this attraction at least 3 hours of your day.

Statue of Liberty

Whilst many people can see the Statue of Liberty from mainland, it is defintely worth paying the $20 to take the ferry across to view it in close. Whilst the Lady Liberty crown is a great viewing point, tickets for this sell out often months in advance. If you are planning to go to New York then this is probably the first place on the list. Add this with Ellis Island, this will take you at least half dayto complete.

Times Square

The  intersection of Broadway and Seventh Ave (aka: Times Square) pumps out the NYC of the global imagination – yellow cabs, golden arches, soaring skyscrapers and broadway finness. This is a unmissable place in New York and you have to visit. Come rain, snow or sunshine, evening or night this is a place that is always busy.

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