10 Things You Can Only Experience In New York City

There is no shortage of things to do in the city that never sleeps.

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Central Park, 59th-110th Street, Manhattan

1. Have a Picnic in Central Park. Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan with a stroll in Central Park, located in the heart of Manhattan, expanding from 59th-110th Street. In the summer months you’ll be sure to find couples picnicking, families flying kites, children playing, sunbathers, joggers, bicyclists, and street performers entertaining the crowds. There is much to discover for yourself; click here for an interactive map of Central Park.

2. Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge. A trip to NYC is not complete without a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to grab some of Grimaldi’s famous pizza. The Brooklyn Bridge is a combination traffic and pedestrian bridge, featured in countless Hollywood Movies.

3. Attend a Broadway Musical. Sing and dance along to the world renowned theatrical productions you’ll find on Broadway. Arrive early or stay after the curtain falls for a chance to sneak a peek at the stars of the show, who often sign signatures outside the theatre both prior to and after the show concludes.

4. Watch the Sunrise Over Manhattan’s Famous Skyline – It’s not hard to stay up all night in the city that never sleeps. Party all night until the rise of dawn and pick a spot to watch the sun come up.

5.  Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Sometimes referred to as the “center of the universe” it has been said you can see the bright lights of Times Square from space. Times Square also happens to be the hub of the Broadway Theater District. If you find yourself in New York City on New Years Eve, watching the ball drop in Times Square is the place to be.

6. Take A Trip To The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. The foundation of the American Dream, and the ultimate symbol of life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For a unique perspective walk up the 162 steps that join Lady Liberty’s feet to her crown.

7.  Visit The Museum District. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to as “The Met”, and gaze upon the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso. Stop at the Museum of Modern Art, known as “The MoMA”, to see Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, or Henri Matisse’s L’Atelier Rouge, among countless other masterpieces.

8. Skate The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Take a picture in front of the massive, up to 100ft. tall, decorated Christmas tree. Drink hot chocolate and skate around the rink in Rockefeller Center while you listen to the sounds of the holidays. While your there stop at Radio City Music Hall for the annual Christmas Spectacular, starring the Radio City Rockettes.

9. Pay Respect at The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Although this will be an emotionally charged experience, it is a touching tribute for those who lost their lives during the tragic events that occurred on September 11th, 2001. The memorial is inscribed with the names of every single person killed, 2,977 victims.

10. Indulge With The Iconic Foods of New York City. Haven’t heard of the Cronut yet? Stop by Dominique Ansel’s Bakery to try the croissant-doughnut hybrid. And you haven’t lived until you try New York’s finest bagels, pizza, cheesecake, roasted nuts and dirty water hot dogs!

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