A holiday to the Big Apple is going to be one full of excitement and interest – it couldn’t fail to be, after all this is New York! From yellow taxi cabs on the street corners to Times Square lit up at night there’s so many iconic things here to enjoy.
Statue of Liberty
One of the most popular things to see and places to visit in New York must be the famous Statue of Liberty. Liberty island can be reached by ferry boat, and a visit to the Immigration museum on Ellis island can be combined as part of the trip where you can learn all about the people who have come here over the years.
Another iconic place to visit is the famous Empire State Building. This historic landmark soars high into the sky – more than a quarter of a mile up in fact. On the 86th floor, over 1000 feet above the bustling streets of New York is the Observatory Floor where you can see panoramic views from a glass enclosed pavilion.
Ground Zero Museum
Many people today who visit New York take a trip to the Ground Zero Museum Workshop – known as the ‘Biggest Little Museum in New York’, it gives visitors the chance to see 80 rare photos that were taken during the recovery efforts here at Ground Zero by Gary Marlon Suson who was the official photographer at Ground Zero, as well as to see select artifacts collected during the 11 month recovery effort. Images include the frozen click, k-9 recovery dogs, FDNY Honour Guards and more and are suitable for children. Daily tours of the Ground Zero Museum are given which last two hours and there are also self-guided audio tours available in a number of languages.
Any fan of Harry Potter will enjoy the Harry Potter exhibition where you can get a first hand glimpse of hundreds of authentic items from the films all displayed in settings inspired by the film sets. There’s the Great Hall, Hagrids hut and the Gryffindor common room to see in this 14,000 square foot exhibition. Costumes, props and more are visible in this display at Discovery Times Square.
The Museum of the City of New York is a place to learn about the past, present and future of New York and embrace the city’s cultural diversity. Exhibitions here change regularly and cover a wide range of elements from sustainability to design and fashion, politics and immigration.
You could take a tour of the city and see the sights from a bus, there are many different tours available – from tours that show you all the famous sights to tours that tell you about where your favourite movies and shows were filmed or those that tell you about historical events or the people of New York.