Must See Landmarks in New York City
If you plan on visiting New York City sometime this summer, there are a few sites you have to see. Otherwise, why go to New York City at all? Some are open to the public, while others require tickets or reserved tours. Below are some of the places you don’t want to miss during your visit to the Big Apple.
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts
Are you an art lover? Do you have a passion for historic artists? Even if you don’t consider art your niche, there is still plenty to see and enjoy at The Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Although you have to pay for admission, most events held by the Met Museum are free with admission. Walk through exhibits from modern and contemporary art or travel back to medieval times for art and collectables. The museum also has cultural exhibits such art from Africa, Greece, Rome, and Egypt to name a few.
The Statue of Liberty
Whenever you see a generic picture of New York, you probably see one of two things: the city skyline or the Statue of Liberty. Not only is this a must see landmark in New York, but it’s a national monument. To tour, you have to purchase tickets and take a ferry ride to Liberty Island.
Just seeing it in person isn’t adventurous? Visit the Crown while you’re there. Climb the 377 steps to the historic view right out of the Statue of Liberty’s crown. Another adventure you can take is to Ellis Island, right next to the statue.
Grand Central Terminal
The opening scene of Gossip Girl’s pilot episode, for all you Netflix lovers out there, showcases the brassy elegance of Grand Central Terminal. Although highly used by locals and travelers, it also welcomes tourists. This landmark has stunning architecture which makes it the most famous terminal in the United States. There’s so much history within the walls that an audio tour is available 7 days a week. You can also visit the shop or restaurant if you get hungry.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Every year more than 5 million people walk through the doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and during your visit to New York, you could be one. No matter your nationality or faith, all are welcome to visit. Prayer candles are lit for those who make the decision to invite Jesus into their hearts, as the cathedral itself represents the religious freedom founded by the nation. The cathedral first opened in 1879 and have welcomed anyone willing to walk through the doors ever since.
Radio City Music Hall
During the crash of the stock market in 1929, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. along with the collaboration of others came up with a brilliant, risky way to uplift the city at a time of depression. Radio City Music Hall was founded to bring high-quality entertainment to the common man with affordability. As the largest indoor theater in the world, Radio City has seen iconic entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and the list goes on.
If you’re planning a trip to New York, you don’t want to miss these must-see landmarks. Don’t deprive yourself of invigorate, breathtaking experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime in the city that never sleeps.