New York sets standards in all categories of attraction, including the parks, arts, beaches, the party scene, dining, and architecture. It is the place to see and do everything, and it can be quite overwhelming to tour the city. Below are a few spots you must visit during your next trip to New York from the best event venues, beaches, and diverse neighborhoods.
1. New York City
The Big Apple is America’s leading city for fashion, art, and food. The ever-busy town is one that every traveler should visit whether for an extended vacation or a day trip. The concrete jungle has so much to offer on both basic and luxurious budgets. The best way to explore is by allowing yourself to slip into the “New York state of mind” as you walk from one fascinating block to another. Join the fast-passed pedestrians as you wander through trendy boutiques, beautiful cocktail bars, and mind-blowing galleries. Sit still and enjoy an unforgettable broadway show, and bask in Time Square’s ever flashing neon lights. You cannot be in New York and miss a chance to walk around Central Park and its surrounding attractions like the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2. The Islands
If you are looking forward to escaping the city to relax on a beautiful beach, you are lucky because New York State has several of those.
· Fire Islands
It has beautiful beaches where you can spend your time sunbathing, surfing, and swimming all day. You can also head to Fire Island National Seashore for some bird watching and camping.
· Long Islands
The Island boasts of sugar-fine beaches, numerous wineries, and wine tasting venues. The 118 miles long island is home to the Hamptons acclaimed to be home for the rich and famous. The Hamptons offers fine dining, celebrity spotting, museums, and exquisite beaches. You could also surf at the Montauk and wow its historic Lighthouse.
· Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
Your trip to New York is incomplete without immersing yourself in the monumental Statue of Liberty. Take a ferry ride to the statue that’s on Liberty Island; visit the Statue of Liberty Museum where you can sight multimedia displays, a vast theatre, and Lady Liberty’s original torch. Swing by the Ellis Island on your way back to the mainland and while there, tour the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
· Thousand Islands
It is composed of more than 1,800 Islands and extends into Canada. Explore the expansive area on a boat ride or a scenic cruise during which you will spot castles, mansions, and lighthouses. Be sure to catch up on some fishing and hike when you return to land.
3. The 74 Wythe
There is nothing quite like catching a glimpse of the Manhattan skyline from an all-season multilevel rooftop. The 74 Wythe is perfect for all kinds of gatherings from small intimate gatherings to extravagant weddings and concerts. The NYC rooftop venue is designed to be precise with elegant Art Deco pieces on almost every wall, making perfect event backdrops. The site offers 15,000 square feet of multilevel yet interconnected spaces that can be combined to give you your ideal layout.
Cooperstown is a small yet vibrant sports town for sports fans thanks to its main attraction, the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The town is also home to the Fenimore Art Museum, the lovely neoclassical buildings like the Hyde Hall and The Farmer’s Museum, and a recreated 1845 village that shows off local agriculture.
Adirondacks Mountains are located about 290 miles north of NYC and cover over 6 million acres of land. The beautiful scenery will quench the thirst of sports lovers and adventurers alike with a range of seasonal outdoor adventures and events, fabulous eateries, and historical treasures. In the winter, you can have fun skiing, dogsledding, bobsledding, and snowshoeing. While in the summer, do not skip a chance to bike, hike, canoe, fish, or whitewater rafting. Despite the time of the year, you will love to explore Adirondacks.
6. The Hudson River Park
There is no better place to glance as New Yorkers are their most authentic selves than at the longest waterfront parks in the States. The park serves as a recreational spot and communal yard where the city’s population enjoys leisure activities. You will spot circus students try to fly at the Trapeze School of New York, people sailing and kayaking, cyclists catching up on their daily mileage and not to forget golfers at Chelsea Pier’ driving range.
New York’s evolutionary nature demands that you stop and take in every site because what there today will be bigger and better the next time you come around. Don’t leave without catching a sunset or a sunrise at the Brooklyn Bridge and indulging in the diverse cuisines offered in various NYC neighborhoods. With this list, you can enjoy a sweet balance of its urban grit and natural beauty.