Known as the city that never sleeps or the city of dreams, New York is one of my favorite place. With its high rise buildings and vibrant city lights, you’ll feel in the mood of venturing out into various shops, streets, and outdoor events. Whether you’re a first time visitor traveling, or a local resident living in the heart of the city, here are my top 5 places you should check out.
1. Central Park Zoo
If you are visiting Central Park anytime soon, you should definitely check out the zoo. The zoo has over 130 different species, with the Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, and the Penguins as the main attraction. My favorite spot was the tropic zone where you would see exotic birds. I also enjoyed seeing the sea lions! If you want to see something different from the usual setting in Central Park, you might enjoy the zoo!
2. Times Square
It’s no secret that Times Square is a personal favorite to many tourists. With commercial intersection, the area is perfect for shopping, eating, and taking photos. You’ll love the neon lights and giant digital billboards. Best of all, you’ll really feel the vibe of the atmosphere as big and vibrant. There are also great broadway shows to make your evening special.
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as “The Met” is the largest fine arts museum in the United States. The museum is stunning – with over 2 million works from various countries around the world. My favorite part about the museum is the sculpture garden where you’ll see the elegant pieces of art being brought to life through clay!
4. High Line
Want to go for a relaxing stroll? With its elevated railway, the High Line is a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. The park has seasonal food vendors, lush horticulture, artworks, community programming, and beautiful views of the Hudson River. It’s a nice combination of urban and nature that will leave you wanting to take a break and enjoy the view.
5. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
I had a unique opportunity to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I went in the spring when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. It’s a beautiful location full of exotic plants and elegant architecture. Besides cherry blossoms, you can find Japanese tree peonies, blazing colors of the azaleas, lilacs and wisteria.
New York has an incredible energy that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. There’s always something new to do and see. With many New Yorkers having the ‘can-do’ attitude, you’ll find many friendly residents on the streets. I recommend making a one way stop to explore the city and nearby towns!
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