New York City truly is the city that never sleeps and whether you are planning on a short visit, or else a longer family vacation in the next few months or years, you will need to start researching to make sure you fit in everything you want to see.
Even when you first start telling people your plans to visit the Big Apple, everyone will recommend different places to visit and must-see attractions, so in an attempt to simplify your plans, continue reading to learn of the top four tourist attractions in NYC that you definitely do not want to miss.
1. Top of the Rock!
One of the most modern and truly impressive attractions in New York City is one which you will undoubtedly have heard of, even if you are unfamiliar with the details, and adds perfection to your visit.
The Top of the Rock is essentially a combination of outdoor and indoor observation decks which deliver unprecedented and entirely unique panoramic views of the entire city and the famous skyline. Open from 9am to 11pm each and every day, it is strongly advisable to purchase Top of the Rock tickets well in advance so you do not miss out on this spectacular experience.
2. Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is an iconic building, known the world over and interestingly, it was actually built in a competition to build the largest building in the world.
Based on the blueprints of two other buildings in the state of New York, the Empire State Building is a beautiful building inside and out and offers incredible views of the whole of Manhattan when you ascend the lift to the top.
3. 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Many people wish to pay respects to the thousands of people who died in the 9/11 atrocities, and moreover learning everything there is to know about the brave heroes who helped people during those days when they are on a visit to New York.
The 9/11 museum is a permanent collection, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure, which not only documents the incredible impact of the incident, but also it is still significant and why it will always be significant. Essentially, the 9/11 memorial and museum are all about honoring every single person who was killed in the horrendous attacks.
4. Central Park
Central Park is, without any doubt, the most iconic park in the entire world and not only is it featured in literally countless movies and television shows, but it boasts an incredible range of biodiversity and an even more fascinating history.
Take a walk through Central Park on a sunny spring morning and enjoy the woodlands, lakes, formal gardens and rocky outcrops and feel just like Carrie from Sex and the City. In the evenings, especially in the winter months, there is truly nothing more exciting and memorable than splashing out on a horse and carriage to take you and your beloved through a snow-filled Central Park.