A trip to New York is said to be a perfect combination of art, culture, architecture, and natural beauty. It is home to some of the most iconic historical landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and Times Square will leave you awestruck with its beauty and magnificence.
A few of the best places to visit in New York are as follows:
1. The Statue of Liberty
New York is often synonymous with the Statue of Liberty. It is, no doubt, the most popular place to visit in New York that’s on the top of every traveller’s list. This 152-feet-tall statue was built in 1886 and was gifted by France to America as a gesture of friendship. Famous as a neoclassical sculpture, The Statue of Liberty is also known as “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World”.
The statue is situated on Liberty Island in the New York Harbour. Tourists can take a ferry to reach the island. While there is no ticket for the Liberty State Park, you do need to buy tickets to visit the pedestal and Statue of Liberty Museum. Since the place is always crowded, it is suggested to book the tickets in advance to avoid any last-minute disappointment.
People also love to watch the Statue of Liberty from other spots like Battery Park, Red Hook Fairway, or when they are on sightseeing cruises or ferries.
2. Central Park
Often known as New York’s backyard, Central Park is a lush patch of nature in the middle of Manhattan’s bustling neighbourhood. It has been shown in many movies and TV shows not because it’s among New York’s famous places but also due to its charming beauty.
This 843-acre lush park is brimming with meadows, gardens, lakes, and so on. In fact, there are different tourist spots inside Central Park: Belvedere Castle, Central Park Zoo, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, Conservatory Garden, Loeb Boathouse, Central Park Carousel, Cleopatra's Needle, and so many others. Thus, if you wish to explore the park, make sure you get a map from the visitor centre and then spend sufficient time to visit every nook and corner. If you are lucky, you might even catch a concert or performance happening as Central Park has been the site of art performances almost since its inception.