New York City – the home of Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Times Square and busy streets packed with bright yellow cabs. This larger than life metropolisis one of the most iconic and adored cities in the world. Whether you’re only there for a New York minute or planning to stay for a while, we have got you covered on what to do and see when you’re out in the Big Apple.
When to Go and Weather :New York is a true four season city, with loads ofthings to do, no matter what the weather. If you plan to be there during the fall and winter be prepared for some chillier temperatures, rain and even snow,so be sure to pack a warm jacket. Even if the sun isn’t shining, there’s a ton of cool indoor activities like the Empire State Building or a Broadway show that will keep you out of the elements. Embrace the winter months with ice-skating at Rockefellar Centre or bundle up and take a stroll in snowy Central Park. In the spring and summer you can expect much hotter weather especially if your trip falls in July or August. Beat the heat with a drink at one of the city’s uuber trendy rooftop bars or cruise out to see the Statue of Liberty.
Transport: As traffic especially in Manhattan can be hectic most New Yorkers do a lot of walking. However, hailing one of the city’s famous yellow cabs is an experience you won’t want to miss. If you’re in a hurry, cabbing it may not be the best option. During rush hour, the subway is a great and affordable way to get around and can take you almost anywhere. Even mega stars like New York’s own Hilary Swank and city mayor Michael Bloomberg are regularly spotted taking the subway.
Food: No matter what kind of food you’re in the mood for you can get it here. Famed for exceptional street vendors, you can grab a bite on the fly or check out one of the cities many restaurants. If you need to relax over a nice meal stop in for some cool tapas and wine at the Gastro Bar on 35th. Dine with New York’s finest at Pastis in the perpetually chic meatpacking district. If it’s a family affair, be sure to check out Virgils Barbeque. If you find yourself just too busy enjoying the amazingness of New York to sit down for a meal, keep an eye out for The Cinnamon Snail or Uncle Gussy’s Traditional Greek food trucks. These award winning food trucks cook up some amazing dishes and can be spotted roaming the city.
There is a dizzying amount of stuff to do and see in New York. If you have never been before, here is a list of indispensable Big Apple sights you have to check out. Get swept up in the busy and bright lights of Times Square, go to the top of the Empire State Building, take a stroll in Central Park, wave ‘hello’ to the Statue of Liberty, catch a Broadway or off Broadway show, eat from a street vendor and hail a taxi. By the time you have to head home, you’ll be feeling like a real New Yorker.