New York truly is the city that doesn’t sleep. It can seem almost impossible to do everything, especially if it’s a quick trip. So here are my top 10 things to do in New York City.
Sleep No More.
This has to be one of my favourite activities. Interactive theater without a spoken word. You follow various characters around a multi storey building. Armed with a mask for anonymity and a heightened sense of curiosity you become fully immersed in the story of Macbeth.
One World Observation Deck.
The view is unequivocally breathtaking. The slogan “See forever” does not lie. There is no other view in Manhattan that can possibly compete.
Staten Island Ferry
A free way to see the Statue of Liberty, and while you are there you can visit…
Snug Harbour- Chinese Scholar’s Garden
Travel back in time, no, travel to another continent. Complete with a Chinese temple, reflection garden and Cherry Blossoms the tranquility of these gardens will take you to another world.
The High Line
The conversion of an above ground railway has made for an oasis among the concrete jungle. If you are going to do it, walk the whole thing ending in Chelsea. Then you can satisfy your appetite at the Chelsea Markets.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Less of a tourist attraction and more an opportunity to pay respect. As someone who watched the event unfold live on television I feel obliged to reflect in this space on every visit.
Explore Central Park
Bike is better. Central Park is huge, you will simply cover more ground and when you are finished and worked up an appetite, you can go to Wholefoods in Columbus Circle to get supplies for a picnic in the park.
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge
If you visit New York and don’t walk over the Brooklyn Bridge then were you even there? If you are fortunate to be there on a Sunday the Brooklyn Flea Markets are situated in DUMBO. While you are on the Brooklyn side of the East River, wander through Brooklyn Heights Historical District
The TKTS outlet is the best place to get cheap, last minute tickets.
Visit Bear Mountain
Although not technically within Manhattan or New York City, Bear Mountain is within New York state and about an hours drive out of Manhattan. If you have the time it’s definitely worth getting out of the rat race of the city and taking in some nature.