10 Amazing Things to Do In NYC
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about 6 fun things to do in Toronto. That was only part of my vacation. During the second half of my trip, I visited NYC. It was my first time visiting NYC in 10 years. The city was just as busy as I remembered. Today, I want to share with you 10 amazing things to do in NYC.
If you are a fan of Major League Baseball you have to check out Yankee Stadium. This version of Yankee Stadium was opened in 2009. It is home of the 27 time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. Even if you are a Yankee hater like I am, you have to experience a game there. Try to get there a couple of hours before the game so that you can visit Monument Park. It features monuments of all the past Yankee greats.
If you see Yankee Stadium, you should go check out Citi Field as well. It’s the home of the New York Mets. This stadium is located in Queens. I went to a game there and saw my Braves beat the Mets. That made the experience even better.
If you get a chance, visit the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s one of the most iconic bridges in the country. You can walk it from Brooklyn to Manhattan or vice versa. If you don’t want to do that, you can take some nice pictures of it.
I’ve been to New York City three times before and this was my first time visiting Central Park. I’m starting to enjoy the outdoors more, the older I get. I visit and exercise at parks routinely in Atlanta, so it was only right to visit Central Park. The park is enormous. It covers 843 acres. I walked around and saw some of the areas near Central Park North. I’ll check out more of it the next time I visit NYC.
The Apollo Theater is located in Harlem. It is a world-famous venue for African American performers. The variety series, Showtime at the Apollo is filmed there. The Apollo Theater draws over 1 million visitors each year.
You can’t go to New York and not visit Times Square. It is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. Times Square is located in Manhattan. There are several notable landmarks in Times Square such as Planet Hollywood, the Disney Store and Times Square Studios.
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is the home of the New York Knicks and the home of the New York Rangers. It’s often called “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” I wasn’t able to go to a game at MSG since it wasn’t basketball season, but I will eventually make it happen. It’s on my bucket list.
Empire State Building
You can’t come to New York City and not at least take a picture of the Empire State Building. There are observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. I don’t like heights so I didn’t even think about going up there, but I’ve heard that the views are amazing.
If you want some great New York City pizza, you have to visit Juliana’s. It’s located in Brooklyn. The owner is Patsy Grimaldi, who originally owned the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. He sold Patsy sold Grimaldi’s in the late 90’s but came out of retirement to open Juliana’s in 2012.
New York Stock Exchange
The last thing to do is to visit the New York Stock Exchange. Unfortunately, it’s not open for tours, but you can take pictures of the building. Wall Street and the Charging Bull are also nearby.
There are so many amazing things to do in NYC. I didn’t even get a chance to go to a show on Broadway to see the Statue of Liberty. I’ll have to do those things next time. The city that never sleeps will have you busy all day. I enjoyed my time in NYC and can’t wait until I visit again.
What’s your favorite thing to do in NYC?
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Originally published at thebutlerjournal.com on September 18, 2018.