jungles where dreams are made of with blazing towers and mesmerizing city life, New York has ticked off almost every avenue of interest there is for a curious tourist. Here are ten things you must do, if you happen to visit the city:
1. Lounge around the greens
You would remember the Central Park in most of the Hollywood movies in an intense romantic scene. Right from bird watching to bike riding, you will find denizens of all age groups relaxing here. Visitor attractions include Central Park Zoo and Strawberry Fields.
2. Shop on the Fifth Avenue
As New York's preeminent shopping destination, this place has it all, from high-end designer labels to ritzier storefronts. It fits every budget and each store has unique collections that you can avail without burning a hole in your pocket. South Hollywood too has great collections, especially if you are into boho-chic style.
Trace the NYC skyline
Every tourist guidebook swears by the 103-storey Empire State Building. Witness the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. The skyline looks even stunning in the evening. The building's floodlights radiate colors on many seasonal events and occasions like St. Patrick's Day, Independence Day, etc.
4. Tap your feet to the sound of music on the Broadway
The deep-rooted love for music and performing arts comes to life in the Broadway shows. Fifth Avenue has lined up theatres that screen latest shows as well as the old classics.
5. Get spooked in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not?
Wander inside a world full of oddities in this museum. Not for the faint hearted, the museum features interesting artifacts from around the globe along with interactive exhibits like the laser maze and the spinning tunnel.
6. Feast on New York's signature food items
Take a bite from the Big Apple's famous dishes. Institutionalized by New York, this Italian food item should be on your must-have list, bagels, hot dogs and pastrami being the other few. If you have a sweet tooth, you would thoroughly savor the New York Cheesecake that now appears on the dessert menu list worldwide.
7. Get artsy at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Locally known as 'The Met,' the museum contains about 2 million art pieces. Learn about medieval American arts and defense ammunition along with Egyptian arts, musical instruments and more.
8. Set out for a day of fun at the Coney Island
Enjoy action-packed roller coaster rides, stroll on the beach and fresh roster of eateries. 'The People's Playground,' has entertaining amusement rides and lavish seaside resorts making your experience memorable.
9. Visit the St. Patrick's Cathedral
New York's magnificent exemplar of Gothic Revival is located amidst the hurly burly of the Rockefeller Center. Believers as well as those making an architectural pilgrimage admire this beautiful place of worship.
10. Cruise along the New York City waters
Spend your evening in the hour-long cruise in a water taxi. Watch the iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan as you sail along the glistening waters of the city.
There is always something or the other to do in the city that never sleeps. The thrilling nightlife and wide variety of fun activities make New York City a great place for an exciting vacation. All you need to do is pack your bags, book your tickets and head for the adventure!