Weekend in New York City
The list of must-see attractions in New York City gets longer every year. Even New York residents haven’t seen all the city has to offer. When planning a getaway, there is so much to choose from that you’ll want to plan ahead to be sure and get in the things you most want to see.
Here are just a few of the sites to choose from:
• World Trade Center site/ Ground Zero— Even after all these years, it is still extremely moving to see the area. Around the corner are the WTC Visitor Center and Ground Zero Museum, as well as Firehouse 10. There is also now a copper mural on Firehouse 10 as a tribute to all those who perished.
• Statue of Liberty– The Statue of Liberty that stands in New York Harbor was given to the people of the United States by the people of France, and was dedicated October 28, 1886. She is symbolic of democracy and freedom. Take the free Staten Island Ferry to get up close to her.
• Greenwich Village— No where else on earth is like this slightly bawdy area of New York. Bring your sense of humor and an open mind.
• Wall Street and the Federal Reserve Bank– There are both guided and self-guided tours of the area available, and you can learn all about the history of the Federal Reserve Bank and our stock market.
• Harlem—North of Central Park, it is a large area of African-American history and culture.
• Times Square– Do not miss Times Square at night- it is simply breathtaking. If you come in the warmer months, take a rickshaw cab or horse-drawn carriage for the ultimate experience.
• Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall—Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios, where many popular shows, like NBC news, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock are taped, some before a live audience. Check into tickets well before your trip and you might be in the studio audience.
• Central Park-– Lucky for New Yorkers and visitors alike, city planners had the foresight to set aside 843 acres of beautiful greenery in the middle of this urban forest. With a lake suitable for rowboats and canoes, trails for walking and jogging, an outdoor amphitheater, huge winter ice rink, and its own zoo, Central Park is a jewel in the center of Manhattan.
• Grand Central and Penn Station— These two subway and train stations are amazing commuter and tourist hubs. Do not stand still for long or you’ll get run over.
• Macy’s Flagship Store– Located on 34th St. and 7th Ave., it is well known for the movie A Miracle on 34th Street, as well as its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, extensive holiday window displays, and visits with Santa.
When planning your New York trip, be sure to check out the current list of Broadway shows before you go. (Stop at the TKTS booth at Times Square for half-price tickets to many of the shows.) Sign up online to get free tickets to many of the shows which tape in New York.
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