Things to do
Statue of Liberty
Statue of LibertyIf you want to see the Statue of Liberty on a budget, ditch the official tickets hop on the public Staten Island ferry. The ferry transports people between the Manhattan and Staten Island boroughs in 25 minutes, and on a good day you’ll see a beautiful view of the New York harbour and accompanying skyscrapers, as well as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. And the best news? It’s Free!
Get ThereThe closest stations are South Ferry, Bowling Green, Broad Street and Whitehall Street. Again, there are multiple buses that can land you here, but you’re really better off walking or catching the subway. The ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk from Wall Street.
Central ParkCentral Park is the most visited park in the US for a reason. Situated between the Upper East and Upper West Sides, and below Harlem, the park is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. There are tons of things to do for all ages. When you get tired of roaming around, stop at one the various venues for coffee or lunch. There are plenty of seasonal events going on, take a look at the official calendar to see what will be happening when you arrive.
Get ThereAs Central Park is so large, there are various ways to enter the park. A popular entrance is near Columbus Circle station, the southwest corner of the park. Your best bet would be to search for an entrance of Central Park from your current location, or look at what events are happening that day.
Top of the Rock
Top of the RockWith 3 observation decks to keep you occupied, the Top of the Rock is really worth the experience. For around $40, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of many of Manhattan’s main attractions, and you’ll have a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building. The view of the attraction is the main reason why the Top of the Rock’s experience is the better choice – you can’t see the Empire State Building from its own observation deck! Try visiting at sunset to see New York at its finest.
Get ThereThe closest subway stations are 47th-50th Streets Rockefeller Station, 49 Street Street Station and 50 Street Station. There are a number of buses that serve the area, but you are better off walking if you are in Manhattan, or catching the subway.
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Last updated on the 23 November 2017
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