New York City

New York City

Written By: Shalini Edwin

It was summer 2018 when I decided to fly to New York to visit my sister and my cute little nephew. My parents flew from India to spend time with us and what more can I say..we had an amazing time !!! Here are the places we visited and I feel those are worth your time and money.

The Cruise :

We took the Hornblower cruise around 5PM and the view of the city was magnificent. It's an hour long cruise that gives you awesome views of the Manhattan Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and lots more. I would strongly recommend anyone visiting New York to take this cruise. Its also not pricey ($30/person)

Brooklyn Bridge :

The famous Brooklyn Bridge isnt far from the Hornblower cruise area. You can try to walk atleast to half of the bridge though you are not able to cover the entire bridge. There are bicycles you can rent.

Times Square :

Any trip to NYC is incomplete if you dont go to the Times Square. This place makes anyone and everyone go wow of what man could create. The lights, the people and the whole vibe is a memory that you would want to carry home. Never skip times square if you want to get the real feel of NYC. Take a quick peek at the Hersheys Times Square Store to spot the World's Largest Hershey Bar. It was an evening of walking and always wear comfortable walking shoes. We walked to St. Patrick's Cathedral - Spiderman saves Mary Jane and takes her to the garden of this cathedral.

Statue Of Liberty :

We arrived at the Battery Park NY with our tickets and once we were done with the security check we were able to board the ferry to Statue of Liberty. The views during the ferry ride is is so worth it. The best part was as we got closer to the statue the feelings were mixed. The Lady in all its glory stands tall and makes one feel so proud and blessed that you are in the greatest country in the world that stands for liberty. You can also see the Manhattan Skyline from there. Take as much time you want to stroll around and see "THE STATUE OF LIBERTY" in all its glory.

One World Observatory :

After the security check and the super long lines we were taking an elevator of the Western Hemisphere's tallest building. You get to see from floor to ceiling, the 500 year evolution of NYC. You listen to the audio in the See Forever Theatre and get to see the most breathtaking view of NYC. Once you step on the Sky Portal you get a clear view of streets literally beneath your feet.

Grand Central Station :

The World's largest train station by platforms. There are 44 platforms and you get to see sooooo many people.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum :

From space shuttles to submarines this is your destination to see them all. my favourite part was getting into the submarine. The fleet of aircrafts all decked up and its so much fun to pose for photos.

Top of the Rock :

The view of New York City from the Rockefeller Building is stunning. We went there around sunset and we got to see the city with the lights turning on and the fully lit and glistening city. Also we took a couple of pictures at the Rink.

American Museum of Natural History :

A fun filled day at the museum. The museum is so huge it took us an entire day to see all the exhibits. The dinosaur fossils and other exhibits were just wonderful.

Central Park :

Just opposite to the American Museum of Natural History is an entrance to the Central Park. Just a relaxing evening at the park and the Bow Bridge boat ride is a touristy thing.

Gulliver's Gate :

This is a must see attraction where you get to see the world in miniature. The work of art is incredible and you get to see 967 buildings and 102 bridges.

There are numerous other attractions in NYC but these ones were my favourite. There are numerous passes which saves you alot of money.

Pack your bags to have a touristy trip to the New York City.


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