New York City is a dream destination for many people. From visiting the Statue of Liberty to eating at famous places, NYC is the city that never sleeps. NYC has so much to offer that you only can have a taste of these places during your trip. However, there are some must-do activities that anyone who visits the Big Apple should do. This post will cover six fun activities suitable for people of all ages and families of any size.
Watch The New York Yankees On Their Home Turf
There is nothing quite like booking tickets to the latest Yankees game, heading over to the stadium, and involving yourself in every aspect of the event. There is a palpable feeling of electricity once you enter a stadium of thousands to watch professional athletes at the pinnacle of their careers battle it out for the title. The New York Yankees are arguably one of the most famous teams in the MLB, and getting baseball tickets to see them live is a dream come true for many. Fortunately, you can book your tickets online to watch them at the iconic Yankee Stadium over in the Bronx.
Take A Helicopter Tour Over Manhattan
If you are visiting New York City, you should definitely take a helicopter tour over Manhattan. There’s nothing quite like seeing the city from the sky (and at night if possible). It is a great way to see the city from a perspective that is not possible when standing on the ground. You can also get an idea of how the city has changed over time and how the skyline has changed as new architectural styles have been adopted. When choosing your tour operator, ensure that you understand what is included and where you will be flying.
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Visit As Many World-Famous Museums As Possible
New York is famous for many things, including its myriad of world-famous museums and exhibitions. In fact, there are so many that you will be unable to see them all during your trip, making it necessary to choose the ones you want to visit in advance. Some of the most popular include:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Modern Art
- American Museum of Natural History
- Guggenheim Museum
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian
There are too many to list, but those should provide you with some inspiration during your search. The best part of these museums is that they are incredibly family-friendly. Moreover, there is so much to see that a single museum can fill an entire day.
Stroll Down The Brooklyn Heights Promenade
When most travelers think of New York, it is the borough of Manhattan that typically springs to mind. However, New York comprises five boroughs, each with its own style, culture, and architecture. The exciting thing is that when you visit Manhattan, it is easy to become awestruck at the intensity of the buildings. Still, you can never really understand what it looks like from the outside (unless you take a helicopter tour like recommended earlier). One way to appreciate the vastness of that borough is to travel to another; Brooklyn. When there, you can take a stroll down the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and get a different perspective from across the river. However, there is more to the promenade than simply looking at some tall buildings; there are flower gardens and parks galore to explore and unwind in.
Check Out Coney Island Amusement Park
If you want to experience a blast from the past and get a feeling of what old-school New York Americana is, a visit to Coney Island is a must. You can combine it with your perambulation down the promenade seeing as it lies within the same borough, and make a full day of cotton candy and funfair rides. However, Coney Island is more than its famous amusement park; it can also be a place of tranquility and reflection. There is a desolate beauty that creates perfect conditions to merely sit and watch the waves lick at the shoreline.
Explore Union Square Greenmarket
Union Square Greenmarket is a large urban agricultural market located in New York City’s Union Square. It is the largest open-air market in North America, with millions of pre-pandemic visitors per year. In addition to selling fresh produce, it also offers cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, and lectures on sustainable food practices, perfect for a family trip that will keep you and your family occupied all day!
Whether you’re taking in a baseball game or looking down on the stadium itself from up high, there is plenty to see and do. Hopefully, this post has provided a few fun activities that you can choose to make your trip to the big apple even more enjoyable.