Things to Do in New York for First-Timers

Very few cities in the world need no presentation, and one is undoubtedly New York City. Featured in more movies than you can see in a single lifetime, the city’s beauty attracts tourists. 

Arguably one of the best cities in the western hemisphere, NYC has enough historic landmarks to keep you busy for a lifetime.

Bike tour of Central Park

This artificial park of 693 acres features gardens, meadows, and forests. The perfect place to unwind and get outside the hustle and bustle that characterizes New York City.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the United States in 1886. The statue’s metal framework was instead built by Gustave Eiffel, the engineer from Paris.

Helicopter tour

Admire skyscrapers climbing high and distinct landmarks from a bird’s eye view by stepping aboard a luxurious six-passenger Bell 407 helicopter with this incredible tour.

Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock

At Rockefeller Center, visitors will also find the Concourse, a dining and shop hub, and the Radio City Music Hall, the famous theater that opened in 1932 and is home to the Rockettes. 

The Met, as it is also known, has the record of being the United States’ largest art museum. Its 13 acres are filled with over 2 million works of art. The museum features many temporary exhibitions.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood

Another of the landmarks of NYC, the Brooklyn Bridge is among the most recognizable bridges in the world. Built in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge that you could find at the time.

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