New York is one of the finest states in the USA and when you decide to visit this city, then there is not just one attraction, but several. Of course on your travel trip you want to explore the best, but is it that easier for you to find out???
New York has got nearly endless things to see and do, from the historic to the most contemporary and is a jam-packed hub of famous attractions.
This post has an aim to make it easier for you to find out the best sites and tourist places in new york city, so just come with me on this extraordinary journey of great attractions…let’s begin.
1. Statue of Liberty
It would be very unjustified if I wouldn’t start my blog with the iconic monument; The Statue of Liberty. It is the symbol of hope to millions of immigrants on their way to Ellis Island.
You can visit via a ferry operated by the National Park Service at the Battery Park. This ferry runs continuously throughout the day. Also you need to remember , the passes for pedestal or crown, have to be booked at least six months in advance. You can also visit the museum at the base of the statue, as well as extensive educational signs, statues, and historic markers.
2. Finger Lakes
There is a belief that the long, narrow lakes in the landscape west of Syracuse were actually formed by the impression of the fingers of the Great Spirit, and is not to be missed at all, it is truly one of my favorite tourist attractions in new york city map.
And no doubt the numerous lakes that make up the Finger Lakes region a scenic beauty on the earth.
You can find and visit several towns and resorts around the lakes, and to visit these places is through the Cayuga Trail, the Seneca Lake Trail, and the Keuka Trail.
Another attraction here is the town of Corning, which is home to the living history museum Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, The Rockwell Museum. Also, at Auburn, you can see several attractions, like the Harriet Tubman House, the Seward House Museum, Willard Chapel, and the Fingerlakes Mall.
My tip here is that don’t forget to visit the finger Lakes Museum in Branchport and the Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Park.
3. Ellis Island
The same ferry you pick for visiting Statue of Liberty, stops next at Ellis Island, which is one of the famous tourist places of new york, and here you can visit the museum on the first floor of the main building, and on the upper level, tourists can go to the quarantine wing and actually see some of the original bunks and facilities.
Also, you get to see photos, documents, and personal stories that define American history.
So my suggestion is that when you board the ferry then check two attractions and get phenomenal views of two historical landmarks from many angles.
4. Times Square
This place has been mentioned several times in the movies, but what this Times square is actually?
The Times Square is one of the best places to visit in New York, it is located at the junction of Broadway and 7th Ave, where it is flooded with the massive screens announcing everything from the newest films and shows to special presentations.
Also, the pedestrian areas are full of creativity of artists, performers, and tourists coupled with the mouth-watering food smells oozing from the food trucks.
You must make a visit to Sardi’s Restaurant, Theater District and highly famous Madame Tussaud’s.
But this is not what describes the Times Square, but there are a number of stores, M&M World and don’t skip the Empire State Building, which stone throws away distance from here, and gives you breathtaking views of the city below.
5. Letchworth State Park
If you are really willing to see the fusion of natural beauty then nothing fits this except Letchworth State Park, where you can see three sets of waterfalls along the dramatic Genesee River Gorge.
You will be surprised to see steep cliff walls line the gorge, which is surrounded by forest, and is also referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The Middle Falls is the largest, with a 107-foot drop, and is illuminated during night time from May through October.
If you want to spend some quality time with your loved ones, then this park brings the full range of facilities; campsites and cabin rentals to trails, swimming, a playground, and concessions.
During winter times it is famous for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and designated snowmobile trails.
6. Lake Placid
Do you know this place is the world-famous winter sports resort of Lake Placid and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics (1932, 1980)?
Set amidst the natural surroundings with lakes and hills, this town is a major tourist center and is best known internationally for its winter recreation. You can enjoy skiing, also you can incredible shops and restaurants line here and the scenic beauty of Mirror Lake is a centerpiece of the town, and brings another level charm to this place.
7. Lake George
The Lake George town is situated at the southern end of a 32-mile-long lake George. This very town is highly famous among tourists for its beautiful attractions, like camping.
You may find this place filled with motorcyclists. Also, the Million Dollar Beach, on Beach Road, is famous amongst tourists and natives for swimming, picnic, and volleyball courts.
Here the cruises give you a different view of the lake and for the greatest scenic point, Prospect Mountain is the best choice. You can get the historical whiff with Lake George Battlefield Park and the Fort William Henry Museum.
8. Niagara Falls
Calling it the natural wonder wouldn’t be wrong, and its beauty has the power to attract millions of visitors each year.
It is located along the border of Canada and the United States, and there are actually three waterfalls within the park – Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Horseshoe Falls which is also known as Canadian Falls.
To be precised, the Horseshoe Falls is widest and tallest, which drops from 167 feet from a 2,700-foot-wide ledge.
If you want to get a panoramic view of all three falls, then go to the observation tower, or take the famed Maid of the Mist boat tour into the basin of Horseshoe Falls.
To make your visit more valuable the visitor center has a gift shop, dining options, and a theater that shows a 40-minute film about the history and legend of the falls.
Although my favorite here is nighttime illumination of the Horseshoe Falls which has the spectacular fireworks shows on special occasions.
This place is located at the southern tip of Otsego Lake in central New York state and is famous for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where baseball lovers can get an incredible view of the sport’s legends and memorabilia. Here, the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum lets the visitors pose with baseball’s greats in a laid-back atmosphere and enjoy their “baseball bloopers” film in the small theater.
Also, there are Fenimore Art Museum and the Alice Busch Theater, where you can watch the Glimmer glass Festival, an annual international opera event, and the historic sites like Hyde Hall, and The Farmer’s Museum is something you can never give a miss.
10. Thousand Islands
As the name suggests this very place is not just one but are thousands of little islands, which are spread across the 50 mile stretch of the St. Lawrence River.
These islands are located along a granite shelf extending from the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains in the United States, and this very boundary is actually running between the islands.
You can find this area to be natural bliss throughout the year, and between mid-May and mid-October, the boat tours show ever-changing vistas and you can spend a holiday here in log cabins to the most luxurious of summer villas.
The different destinations in New York City have something incredible and engaging to offer you, the only aspect you require is to plan in advance that’s how you can where you would spend your time.
Further, you must give a thought that the top 10 things you can do in New York.
Hey, don’t lose hope, I will be sharing the number of engaging activities you can pick when you are in New York, in my next blog, so just stay hooked…