New York is the most populated city in America and a popular tourist destination that attracts millions of people each year from around the world.
With a city this big, it’s not surprising that it attracts so many visitors.
Below are 10 Reasons to Visit New York City this year.
1. Take in the Big City Vibes
New York City has a unique vibe that you can only find in the big apple.
The sky-high buildings, the food, the sounds, and the smell. Something about the endless number of activities, restaurants, and not to mention various events happening around the city.
It truly is the city that never sleeps and has so much to offer, making it a must-visit destination, especially if you have never been.
2. View Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a breathtakingly beautiful sight.
Not only is Niagara Falls 67 feet tall, but it has a vast amount of water constantly pouring over, making it a must-see destination.
In fact, Niagara Falls has the highest flow rate of any other waterfall in North America.
3. Try Authentic New York City Style Pizza
New York-style pizza is a famous option offered across America, making it a prime reason to try it authentically in New York City.
Giving authentic New York-style pizza a try is a must if you are a pizza lover.
Especially, if you like to order New York Style Pizza from your local pizzeria back home.
4. Visit Little Italy
If you find gangsters fascinating, then you may want to visit little Italy on your next trip to the Big Apple. Little Italy has restaurants and bars formed by the rat pack and previous members of the mob.
Restaurants include, but are not limited to, Caffe Roma, Da Gennaro, and La Mela. These restaurants not only have an exciting past but also serve delicious food.
5. Discover Broadway
6. Explore Central Park
Central Park has been featured in countless movies. It has become an iconic symbol when you think of New York City.
The park is approximately 843 acres allowing plenty of room to explore the great outdoors. The park offers various activities and events throughout the year.
Check out a list of events happening.
7. See the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France and since a top tourist attraction in New York City. Take a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty.
Tickets are available through the Statue Cruise website.
The ferry ride grants access to Ellis and Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty is located. Other notable sites on the island are the Statue of Liberty Museum and Theater, the Statue of Liberty Pedestal, and the Crown Cafe.
8. Visit Time Square
Time Square is the first thing most think of when they hear New York City. The major tourist and entertainment district is lit with various billboards. It is also the site of the famous New Year Ball drop.
It’s a well-visited tourist attraction in New York, with over 131 million people who come to Time Square each year. Therefore, making it a must-see attraction while in New York.
9. Take a Cab Ride
Ok, I understand that taking a taxi isn’t on your list of to-do’s while in New. York City. However, taking a cab does give you the ultimate New York experience.
Having to hail a taxi and driving through the insane traffic to get to your destination is a must while in New York to enhance the NYC vibes fully.
10. Cross the Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. The bridge can be crossed by car, walking, or biking.
The bridge is only 1 mile long, so walking or biking allows the time needed to take in the breathtaking views.
Walking the bridge can take 30-60 minutes, depending on how quickly the pace and how many stops are made to take pictures.
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is a must-try attraction while traveling to New York City.
Full List of 10 Reasons to Visit New York City this Year
- Take in the Big City Vibes
- View Niagara Falls
- Try Authentic New York City Style Pizza
- Visit Little
- Discover Broadway
- Explore Central Park
- See the Statue of Liberty
- Visit Time Square
- Take a Cab Ride
- Cross the Brooklyn Bridge
If you live in New York City or have visited in the past, let us know what your favorite activity is. Leave your reply in the comment box below. We would love to hear.
Sara is a writer for Amora V Lifestyle and is Co-Owner of Elizabeth Besich. Sara previously worked as a Marketing Manager and has her Master’s from Lindenwood University.
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