Top 5 Sights to see in NYC

I recently traveled to New York with my flat mate last month for 10 days. We managed to see a wide variety of sights the city had to offer from Top of the Rock to the Statue of Liberty. Everything in the city is very accessible either by walking, bicycle or the subway. The top 5 sights I would recommend to see in New York would be:

9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero

The museum is an incredible experience and is very insightful on the events that occurred around 9/11 and the previous attack in 1993. Ground zero is located next to the museum and was made in remembrance of the 9/11 attack, two fountains were made where the buildings originally stood, with the victims names carved around the outside of the memorial.

Hudson Pier

Cycling along Hudson pier is a must do, stopping at various pier points. This picturesque viewpoint looks over onto New Jersey. It is a great place to relax and to enjoy New York away from the tourists, there are lots of sporting activities and beautiful cafes along the Hudson River. It is a great place to sunbathe in the summer and a must see at night to watch the sun setting over New Jersey.

Central Park

Central Park is a home away from home, submerged in the middle of the city, away from the city lights. When in the park you forget you are even in a city, the park is large and the best way to see the park is either on foot or by bicycle. There is many attractions in the park, such as the Loeb boathouse, Alice in wonderland statue, the reservoir, baseball pitches and many more. It is a great place to relax and escape from the fast paced city life.

Top of the Rock

The observation deck at the Top of the Rock was a recommendation by friends who have previously visited New York! It provides magnificent views of the city's skyline, and is best to go up during a clear summers day where the 360° skyline view of Manhattan is most visible. You can see a range of New York's famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Hudson River, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. I would definitely recommend this as the best place to see incredible panoramic views of the city.

Brooklyn Bridge

Last but not least, Brooklyn bridge. We cycled over to Brooklyn and then walked back over the bridge. It is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States and connects the boroughs of Manhattan to Brooklyn. The bridge provides stunning views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, a very busy tourist point, nevertheless, a visit to this landmark is a must.

Hope you enjoyed my first blog post on my top 5 recommended sights to visit in New York City!
Love Rebecca x


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