The first time I had the chance to do an intercontinental travel trip, the destiny was chosen. New York City was one of the two places I visited on my honeymoon and I just stayed for 5 days (4 nights). Even though I planned in advance to visit several places, we found that New York has several places that are worth visiting. Despite all the places it is recommended you visit in New York city, here are some of the places I fell in love with.
Visiting New York City By Foot
The Big Apple is a city with an incredible movement, energy and vibe that can be felt at every corner and through each avenue. I truly recommend tourists to walk around the city, as this is an amazing place with several touristic attractions worth seeing. The configuration of the streets and avenues is really simple and only different in the Financial District.
By visiting Manhattan by foot, there is always the opportunity to discover a café, a store, an event or even a monument that we always intended to visit. Be alert to the surprises that this city has to offer. You can always stop and enjoy the constant fluid movement of the city or simply enjoy its energy.
New York City Subway
If you are planning your first visit to New York, I recommend you travel on the subway. This transportation will allow you not only to rest your feet during a busy day but you will find out several surprises, such as line changes during the path or unintelligible communications that will get you lost. However, you will always find a New Yorker willing to help you deciphering the communication.
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge by foot is mandatory if you want to feel New York and enjoy the amazing view over Manhattan. This is an exciting walk where you can have lots of fun and take great pictures. Despite the number of visitors, you will always be able to take great shots of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. This is a visit that you do not want to miss when visiting New York.
Times Square is one of my favorite places in New York. This is the first place I go to as soon as I have the opportunity. The bright light during the day or night, the movement of the streets, the dimension of the stores and restaurants, the huge amount of vendors and show announcers are an inspiration.
Don’t loose the opportunity to sit at the stairs just below where the New Year’s Eve Ball drops by the end of the year. Here you can take some pictures, feel the energy of the city and even be amazed with bold events, such as newly weds taking pictures right after their wedding.
Once you are here, get a Broadway ticket for you favorite show, have a drink at the Hard Rock Café and visit some of the most famous touristic attractions that you can find nearby, such as the Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building and many others.
Enjoying the skyline from the Empire State Building
Seeing New York City from the top of one of its buildings is a memorable experience. Find a different way of enjoying the landscape from the top of the Rockefeller Center or the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building is a mandatory visit when you go to New York. If possible, visit this attraction at the end of the day. Not only you will find fewer people waiting in line, but you can also enjoy a unique and romantic view with the sunset as landscape. This is a memorable, unique and amazing view that you will not forget. Don’t forget to take your camera when visiting the Empire State Building and take astonishing pictures of the horizon, the lights of the buildings, the movement of the taxis on the avenues, the boats on the river and the shining bridges.
There are several other places you can enjoy in New York City. It is a city where you can always find something different to see and do at every time of the day or night. As it is not possible to visit all of the sites and attractions of New York City with a single trip, we chose our favorites.
Guest Post by Rui. Photography by Lina Stock.