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NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING

New York SightseeingDrawing over 50 Million Tourists a year there is little doubt that New York is the ultimate urban travel destination.


Whether its Theater, Sports, Food, Shopping, Arts or Architecture the city has something for everyone and very few cities have a year-round tourist season.


There is no specific time of the year that people visit, but there is a slight increase in the months of November, December and Early January to coincide with the Thanksgiving -Christmas -New Years season. 


In addition to subways and cabs the city has bicycles, split level buses, boats, cycle rick shaws,and horse-drawn carriages to give people as many different ways as possible to get around and see the sights.


Some of the most popular destinations are the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Lincoln Center and Times Square, but there is so much to do that it is virtually endless. 


Here are a few we recommend some of which are a bit off the beaten path and not found in the average guidebook but each will show you a different side of New York. Complete the entire list will show you a side of the City you might never have discovered.


1. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and see if you can find one of the only coal fired pizza ovens in the city http://www.grimaldispizzeria.com.


2. Visit Coney Island and stay till the sun goes down for the fireworks.


3. Ride the Staten Island Ferry and get the best view of the Statue of Liberty. Check out the Clock Tower Gallery and Machine Room. 


4. Visit the Earth Room in Soho its a room full of dirt and its amazing. 


5. Check out the Psychedelic Dream House http://www.yelp.com/biz/mela-foundation-new-york.


6. Take a class at Miss Vera's Finishing School its the oldest Transvestite training school in the country.


7. Tired of mainstream museums try The FIT Museum of Fashion (FREE) or The Museum of the American Gangster http://museumoftheamericangangster.org.


8. The Jacques Marchais Tibetan Art Museum and Gardens on Staten Island http://www.tibetanmuseum.org

 

9. Hit a POETRY SLAM at the Nyourican Poets Cafe.


10. Have a bath at the Russian and Turkish Bathhouses on 10th Street.


11. Take a photo at the Joe Strummer Memorial Wall Mural on 7th A.


12. If you are into PUNK get a tattoo at EAST SIDE INK on 6th and B.


13. Visit Governors Island( only open May till September).


14. Fly on the Trapeze at the Chelsea Piers.


15. See the city by NY Water taxi http://www.nywatertaxi.com


16. Consider a scavenger hunt with your traveling companions http://www.strayboots.com/locations/new-york/tours OR http://www.watsonadventures.com/private/location/new-york

 

17. Visit the Apollo theater.


18. Take a tour of the Hassidic Jewish Community in Crown Heights Brooklyn.  


19. Visit the South Street Seaport. 


19. Check out the Federal Gold Reserve on Wall Street.


20.Go to the Top of the Rock and taking a million panorama pictures of the view which is 360 Degrees.


21. Go to the top of the Empire State building and feel like King Kong.


22. Have a Frozen Hot Chocolate in Serendipity 3.


23. Have lunch in the Stardust Diner.


24.Take in a Broadway Show. 


25. Ride the Subway. 


26. Do a Tom Cruise and Play the floor piano in FAO Schwartz Toys.

 

27Spend a day in Central Park feeling the Squirrels.

 

28Watch the stars in the Hayden Planetarium.

 

29Have a sandwich in Katz Delhi.

 

30. See a Baseball game (or Basketball or Ice Hockey or Football or all three.

 

31Eat a Hot Pretzel or Hot Dog on the Street from a vending cart. (Real Native New Yorker stuff)


32. Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

 

33Seeing the Egypt Room in the Met.

 

34Getting Dizzy in the Guggenheim.

 

35Visit the Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum.

 

36. People watch from a bench in any location of your choice.


37. Checkout the overpriced art in any of the Chelsea Galleries.

 

39. Eat some Dim Sum in Chinatown on Sunday afternoon.


40. Follow up the Dim Sum with Pastries at Ferrara's in Little Italy.


41. Checking out Grand Central Station(don't forget to look up at the ceiling it's the best part!. 


42. Visit Patience and Fortitude the Lions outside the NY Public Library on 42nd and 5th.


43. Take a tour of the UN Building.


44. Ride the Cyclone in Cony Island.


This list of recommendations could go on forever but the most important thing is that you get out and explore. 


Our city is full of the most amazing wacky wonderful enlightening and exciting things to do and see.


There is something for every taste, temper, age and disposition. Even if you live here for your whole life you can never even come close to seeing and doing everything that is possible so we say pack in as much as you can and when you are done come back for more!.


We wish you a fabulous adventure!.


 


 

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