TRAVEL GAZETTE, NEW YORK
Get active in the city that never sleeps with these fantastic ideas for a truly brilliant weekend break!
Looking for something fun to do in New York?
You could go to one of the most iconic attractions in the city, the Empire State building observation deck it costs about $29 – but be prepared for a long wait, as it gets very busy. Best to arrive early to beat thequeue.
At Times Square see a show or take the inside Broadway tour for about $35 and see some iconic showbiz locations.
Take the subway down to lower Manhattan check out the Statue of Liberty for about $18 and the first stop for over seventeen million immigrants, the Ellis Island immigration Museum.
Go to Rockefeller Center, which is the tallest part of New York City and check out the view of the Rock Center’s roof top gardens.
Take the NBC studio tour for $24. Or go to the Museum of Modern Art for about $25. A Radio City Music Hall tour goes for about $24.
Experience the New York sky ride for $42. It’s a 30 minute virtual tour narrated by Kevin Bacon of almost 3 dozen famous places in New York and includes a heart touching tribute to the World Trade Center.
Try the food on a foot tour for $49.
One of New York’s best-kept secrets is the restaurant Sakagura, it is one of the most authentic Japanese restaurants in New York.
Another best kept secret of New York is the four beaches. There is Rockaway Beach, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach and Orchard beach.
And if you’re looking to shop, you can’t miss Century 21 with huge discounts on designer clothes – the main branch is right down town near the 9/11 memorial.
You might try the Open House New York. The city allows the public to visit select locations that are otherwise off-limits.
It’s a must see if you visit at the right time of year, or go to the Bronx zoo.
Check out the subway system an unlimited seven day pass is only $29, it’s considered safe even at night!
Go see Central Park. While visiting Times Square, eat at a New York Tradition, Carnegie deli or Carmines an Italian place.
Don’t forget to have your dessert, cheesecake from Juniors. See the Brooklyn bridge or Greenwich Village.
Last but not least, check out Wall Street or the Grand Central Terminal. Have Fun!