Itinerary in New York
I am traveling with friends - 1, 25 years old.
New York City needs no introductions. The Big Apple, is one of the world's most famous cities and is also the largest in the United States. It exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, giving rise to it's other nickname, the empire state. Read on to know my suggestions for the best things to do here
Keeping your interest in Art and Architecture, I recommend to you the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The 'Museum Mile', the stretch of Fifth Avenue, from East 82nd to East 105th Streets, contains one of the world's most culturally rich institutions. One of them, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, contains more than two million works of art, and is a must visit for any tourist. The met includes paintings and sculptures from every era and culture, musical instruments, weapons, armor and historical artifacts.
Lamasu Assrian Wing - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Source: mgrayflickr)
Here is from a tourist:
The fact that this place exists and houses such amazing works of art just simply amazes my mind... When I gave my brother a choice of all the museums in NYC to visit he chose this one. Now I know why.. You can't break away..as you wander each room and imagine how could they aquire such amazing pieces displayed in the most creative fashion you have no choice but to keep looking around the corner...wondering whats next. The architecture blew me away...massive. Ceilings that soared and reminded me of visiting the St. Peters Cathedral in Rome. That good. Spent three hours here and still didn't see everything...its a must see if you are in NYC. Love NYC!
Address: 5th Avenue and 82nd Street, Manhattan, New York
Rates: $25/ adult, though the entry is 'pay as you wish'
Timings: Tuesday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday: 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
Located in Lower East side, below French restaurant Casanis, Chloe 81 is a hipster chic club. This is one of the best places to chill in style New York. The people forming the crowd can be often seen in the tabloids. The decor is elegant with antique table and tea light candle. The music and the vibe of the place is appealing.
Get past the door gestapo at this subterranean hideaway and youâ€™ll run smack into that band of nightlife mavens which quickly branded Chloe a legit challenger to reigning celeb hang Beatrice Inn upon its opening in the fall of '08. Wednesdays through Fridays are the best nights to find size 0Â glitterati packed into the tight space, swaying to the D.J.'s nimble pop playlists and juiced off the stiff drinks.
The awe-inspiring New York city skyline with its iconic skyscrapers, bridges, islands and waterways is one which every tourist, irrespective of their age, must experience.
For the best view, head up to the observational deck, Top of the Rock, which is located on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The deck is nowhere as crowded as the Empire State Building , and the view is widely being considered as far more superior than that offered by the Empire. Foreign tourists can book their tickets in advance here.
Top of the Rock (Source: Randy Le'Moine Photography)
Here is a review:
Unbelievable. Breathtaking. Spectacular. These are all understatements for the view from Top of the Rock. The panoramic view is amazing. You can see iconic buildings and city lights for what feels like miles. Will you have to pay for this? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. (Note: $38 gets you to Top of the Rock and a MoMa admission -- get it!) The wind was kinda scary but added to the experience. While I haven't been to the top of the Empire State building, I don't think I'm missing out. Top of the Rock is it!
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, btwn 5th & 6th Ave.
Rates: Adult- $25.00, Child $16.00, Sunrise –sunset- $38.00
Ph. No.: 212-698-2000
As you want to get up on the floor and bust some moves then Cielo is the place to go. Located in West Village it is one of the most happening places in New York. This music driven place is a hot favorite of top notch Dj's like Francois Kervokian, Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega, Deepdish. With an impressive sound system and lights (innumerable disco balls, lasers and strobes. And sometimes even the walls light up!) this place will definitely blow your mind away.
(Source: Unlisted Sightings)
If you love house music this is the place to be! This is a go-to spot for house-lovers..Drop in during the week..say Wed. or Thurs..it's a pretty small space, but warm and inviting. The music is awesome, DJ's take you on a wonderful 'housey' trip, sometimes there's a live performance and it's a Â chill, no-frills, we came to dance crowd!! Which of course, i love.
(Source: Cielo - West Village - New York, NY)
Another must-see in New York is the American Museum of Natural History. The most celebrated museum in the world, it is renowned for its massive and astonishing collection of all that the nature has to offer. It contains specimens far exceeding 32 million and includes species of animals, plants and most importantly dinosaur fossils. All in all, the museum is sure to blow you away. To book your tickets in advance, click here.
American Museum of Natural History (Source: shinya)
Here is a tourist review who has highly recommended this museum:
History Buffs, Lovers of the Sea, Observers of Man, those Fascinated in life beyond our Earth...... YOU NEED TO COME VISIT THIS MUSEUM. Our country has numerous and fabulous museums and New York has a huge share of them, but this place is definitely one of the top 5 museums I have even visited. Please note, if you ever visit AND you only have one day. Go early and pre-plan what exhibits you want to see because you can not see it all in one day. As a matter of fact, their website has recommended plans of must-see areas. I personally love anything to do with dinosaurs and spent half of my day on them alone.
Address: 200 Central Park W at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Ph. No.: +1 212-769-5100
Timings: Monday to Sunday- 10 am - 5:30 pm
Rates: Adults: $19, Children (2-12): $10.50, Seniors/Students with ID: $14.50
If you are a museum buff, I recommend you visit both of these museums.
Broadway occupies a very important position in the world of American theater industry. There are many theaters existing in and around this place. A Broadway show is highly recommended if you enjoy theater. Among all of the popular shows, I've chosen the Jersey Boys for you. It's a musical show, which tells the story of how a group of boys eventually becomes the American pop music sensations of all time. I'm sure you will love this.
Jersey Boys is by far the greatest show I have ever seen and I have seen almost everything on broadway and off. I have seen it numerous(70 ) times and never grow tired of it. I feel like it is the first time I am seeing it every time I go. Jarrod Spector and Dominic Nolfi are amazingly talented performers. Go see it. You will have an amazing night!
(Source: David Woo)
Address:August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd Street, New York
Ticket Price: Ticket price starts from $126. For online booking of tickets go here
Show Timings: Tue at 7pm, Wed and Sat at 2pm and 8pm, Thu and Fri at 8pm, and Sun at 3pm
Going to New York City and not visiting the famous Times Square would be an absolute crime. This iconic complex is located right in the heart of the city, and is the place from which the world knows New York. Widely known as the “Crossroads of the World”, this square houses the majestic Broadway Theatre along with top NYC restaurants and fashion boutiques. An epitome of this buzzing city, you will find that this complex is always filled with tourists and has been recently ranked by Travel+Magazine as the most visited attraction in the world. Surely it requires no further descriptions.
New York City, Manhattan, Theatre District, Times Square (Source: vincent *)
Times Square is amazing. The city NEVER (and i do mean NEVER) sleeps. There is so much to do in this small area. You will never be bored, and if you are, all you have to go is walk into one of the amazing attractions in this area. I would definitely recommend the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. This place is right between 7th and 8th avenue on 44th street, and it is breathtaking. After doing so many silly things like the wax museum, it was nice to be surrounded by 3000 year old ancient artifacts from egypt. It was SO cool, and I even got to see a 3d movie about mummies.
(Source: Yahoo! Travel)
One cannot describe the popularity of the Central Park. A ‘park’ to anyone sounds nothing really exciting when out for site-seeing, but this one has something special in store. With more than 35 million flocking the park annually, it is not just the lush sprawl of serenity but a place that has been a backdrop of countless soaps and movies.
(Source: kevin dooley)
Here's a snippet from Wikitravel:
The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds that have been created artificially, extensive walking tracks, bridle paths, two ice-skating rinks (one of which is a swimming pool in July and August), the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a 106-acre, billion-gallon reservoir with an encircling running track, and an outdoor amphitheater, the Delacorte Theater, which hosts the 'Shakespeare in the Park' summer festivals. Indoor attractions include Belvedere Castle with its nature center, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the historic Carousel. In addition there are seven major lawns, the 'meadows', and many minor grassy areas.
Here's a link to all one should discover at Central Park.
Timings: 6am-1am daily
Contact: (212) 360-8236
Address: 830 5th Avenue
Today head to this brick lined main hall which was designed for the sole purpose of dancing. But that's not all. Element Club is a multi level dance space and lounge with awesome DJs and VJs. They also boast of a hard wood floor made for the sole purpose of dancing and a monstrous 36 Kwatt sound system.
This place Rocks ! Especially the underground "Vault". Its spacious and you can dance the night away on the checkered floor. This one is a must go
Rich golden spotlights illuminate the classical building--and the club's lines winding around the intersection of Essex and Houston. Through the door are two choices: the thick of the soaring-ceilinged dance pit, or the spacious open mezzanine, where often-famous DJs spin from a catwalk podium and bystanders survey the action below. The understated elegance of texturized metals and painted woods is lost on the grooving masses, but is most apparent at Vault, the offshoot lounge downstairs.
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