goTripSpin: Some Top Things to Do in New York City
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Ritz Carleton New York City Battery Park - September 2017 Summary
From Wall Street’s skyscrapers to the neon of Times Square to Central Park’s leafy paths, New York City pulses with an irrepressible energy. History meets hipness in this global center of entertainment, fashion, media, and finance. World-class museums like MoMA and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, but discovering the subtler strains of New York’s vast ambition is equally rewarding: ethnic enclaves and shops, historic streets of dignified brownstones, and trendy bars and eateries all add to the urban buzz.
There are so many thing to do and see I am breaking this post into multiple parts.
Central Park is a National Historic Landmark and considered the most visited park in the United States, and for a reason! It is absolutely breathtaking and you can walk around and discover things all day and still have plenty to see and do.
See the Central Park Zoo, young kids will be enthralled. My son loved it when he was little. He especially loved watching the penguins.
From their website; “Central Park’s new, state-of-the-art Zoo was built when the Wildlife Conservation Society took over the management in 1984. It showcases animals from tropical, temperate, and polar zones around the world. Restrooms are available with admission fee.
A favorite with many visitors is the sea lion pool in the center courtyard. Its new design features glass sides so that viewers can watch these sleek carnivorous mammals gliding and spiraling under water. During feeding time (11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm), the sea lions perform simple tricks for their meal. Equally fine is the lush perennial garden surrounding the pool, with benches tucked into corners. Of course, the nearby penguins are perennial attractions.”
A favorite place to walk is the Mall and Literary Walk. “
The Mall, a quadruple row of American elms, is Central Park’s most important horticultural feature, and one of the largest and last remaining stands of American Elm trees in North America.
The elms form a cathedral-like canopy above the Park’s widest pedestrian pathway. and are one of the Parks most photographed features. The quarter-mile pedestrian path is the only intentional straight line inside the Park’s walls.”
Enjoy something relaxing like a sunbath on a grassy hill, bird watch at the Lake, or something more social like the nearby bars and restaurants. A local favorite is the street food vendors in the area, especially the ice cream trucks! Just get something to-go and then explore.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has incredible architecture, rare plants, flowers, and meticulously cared for gardens. World famous Cherry Blossom Esplanade, Japanese and Rose Gardens are located at this beautiful Brooklyn Landmark. Perfect for macro and plant photography. Free on Tuesdays and Saturday before noon. This is one of the favorite places to visit in New York City. It’s a perfect place to go in spring/ summer. The famous cherry blossom esplanade is a must see, especially during is season. The bonsai museum and the Japanese garden are also amazing. Admission is free on Tuesdays 😉 I always enjoy the botanical gardens in every city and this is certainly no exception. They are like an oasis of peacefulness and beauty where you can just walk and relax and enjoy nature.
Visit Times Square
From Wikipedia; “Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”, “the heart of The Great White Way”, and the “heart of the world”.
One of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days.”
We have stayed at the Marriot Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, which is right on the square. My son used to love the M&M store. really there is an entire store dedicated to M&M candy. I am not joking. what is really funny is he doesn’t even like M&Ms because he doesn’t like chocolate, but he loved the store when he was little.
Catch a Game or Concert at the Barclays Center
This is a new addition to the neighborhood. Some great acts play concerts here. Bruce Springsteen, Duran Duran, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Motley Crue, The Who, Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, Jay Z Beyonce and Kanye to name a few. It’s a stadium, but it’s actually pretty small and feels intimate. Home to the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders. You can buy tickets for games at the box office the night of. So that’s cool.
There are many, many terrific things to do in New York City and at the prices you can get on my TripSpin Snap website, why not book a stay at the Ritz Carleton in Battery Park and enjoy them? You know you deserve it!
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