New York City is different than any other city in this world. It is impossible to compare it to any other place because there isn’t anything like that anywhere else. This city will draw you closer than you thought it is possible and make you addicted to its energy.
The city that never sleeps is full of energy that fills you up and motivates you to see and do more. There is always a hip new bar, art gallery opening or hole-in-the-wall restaurant to discover. New Yorkers are friendly and helpful despite all the stereotypes that you heard.
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty is a must see for everyone who is visiting New York for the first time. It is a beautiful American symbol of freedom and friendship between the two countries. Book an organized tour of the island and museum. If you are on a small budget take Staten Island ferry for free.
Ellis Island shows the history of immigration in a genuine way that everyone can understand. It can get a little emotional to hear all the stories of the first immigrants who came to America for a better life. Check out Immigrant Wall of Honor outside the museum. You might find your family name there.
911 Museum is a must see in New York City! It shows all the horrible events that happen on September 11th, 2001 exquisitely and movingly. Allow at least two hours and lots of tissue to see everything.
Freedom Tower is a great way to decompress after 911 museum. It is just across the street at One World Trade Center. Views of New York from Freedom Tower are amazing. It is a great place for panoramic pictures. Elevators are worth mentioning; they play a movie that shows NYC throughout the years. It is exciting and makes you enjoy an elevator ride.
Pizza in New York City is a must experience! There is a pizza place on pretty much every corner. Try a traditional margarita or something more adventures. It is your choice but remembers to fold your slice!
Times Square is loud, colorful and crowded. It is filled with tourists, mega tour buses, street performers and souvenir shops. At first, it is a little overwhelming but the energy of this place is amazing. It is no surprise that countdown to new year happens here every year. You don’t have to be here for Times Square Ball Drop to feel the energy of this place.
Fifth Avenue is the place for shopping in New York. It is famous for its luxurious and expensive stores but there are affordable shops like H&M and Zara too. There are few landmarks on 5th avenue worth stopping by; The Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.