New York is among the most popular destinations in the world. New York is also a great attraction for businesses as it has some of the world’s busiest streets. With famous tourist destinations at every corner and a whirlwind of activity, there could never be enough time to explore all the destinations.
The good news is a lot of top-rated tourist attractions in New York are a short distance from each other. However, the city is also expensive. Therefore, if you are visiting the city for more than two weeks, we suggest you rent a room in New York.
That said, let’s look at the seven top-rated tourist attractions in New York.
1. Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty doesn’t need an introduction, does it? It is, in fact, at the top of the list of most tourists. Built in 1866, the Statue of Liberty is 93m tall (from the base to the torch) looks great from Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. However, we recommend getting a closer look at the Statue of Liberty by taking a short boat trip to Liberty Island.
And while you visit the Statue of Liberty, you can stop at Ellis Island and visit the immigration museum. It highlights the journey and experiences of people who came to the United States.
P.S – You might need to buy tickets beforehand to ensure you get an entry even during peak hours and days.
2. Central Park
Again, one of the top destinations for tourists, Central Park, must be on your itinerary. To get to Central Park, you can take a walk, peddle, or carriage ride. And, I must say the journey itself will be memorable. Of course, if you are going in the winter, the view will be even better.
Plus, there are other attractions near Central Park as well. For example, you can explore Belvedere Castle, zoo, lake, and strawberry fields – everything for free. Also, don’t forget to glide across Wollman Rink.
3. Times Square
Times Square is yet another top-rated tourist attraction in New York. The good thing is Times Square is perfect for people of all kinds. For instance, foodies can enjoy different cuisines, restaurants, and food trucks in the location. Likewise, photo enthusiasts can click their pictures in different backgrounds.
Also, don’t forget to visit the Broadway junction and 7th Ave. That is where you will find massive screens announcing everything from special presentations to the newest releases. You will find artists and performers across the pedestrian areas.
4. Niagara Falls
With an elevation of 187m, Niagara Falls is a must-visit location in New York City. Located along the U.S. and Canada border, it is one of the best natural wonders in the town.
Actually, there are three waterfalls in the area: American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. You can visit the observation tower at Prospect Point to view all three waterfalls from one location.
5. High Lane
Recently expanded and exciting attraction in New York City, High Lane, is a former rail line that is now converted into an urban walking area. You can view vehicles passing beneath you at a fast-paced lane.
Though it is only three stories above street level, you can view the city’s mesmerizing architecture. Apart from the benches, you’ll find art installations, various plants, and a glass wall to look into the city.
6. Brooklyn Bridge
Why not view the bridge that you have seen hundreds of times in movies? Brooklyn Bridge is the world’s first steel suspension bridge. Built in 1833, Brooklyn Bridge offers mesmerizing views over the East River.
You can see the bridge from ferries or walk across it. Note that it might take an hour to walk across the bridge.
7. Letchworth State Park
Another popular destination to explore in New York is Letchworth State Park. Located along the Genesse River Gorge, it is home to a set of three waterfalls, with the highest one falling from the height of 107 ft. Plus, it is surrounded by the forest, making the view even better. You can also enjoy campsites, cabin rentals, and trails in the park.
New York is full of famous destinations that can make your trip enthralling. However, these seven destinations are top-rated and must be on your itinerary.