New York City: A Visitor’s Travel Guide to Manhattan
One of the nice things, but also worst things, about New York, is that there is literally more to do than you could ever fit into a single visit.
With the brief amount of time you have, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared and make sure you see the things you absolutely have to see. There’s no other place in the world like New York City, and it’s understandable for people not to know what to expect. Fortunately, we’ve compiled this guide to help you prepare for the perfect NYC vacation.
New York City Weather
The brilliant lights that adorn the city are a pure delight for the senses. During this two-hour tour, we travel past the Big Apple’s most famous landmarks in style. Rockefeller Center, Times Square, 5th Avenue, Herald Square, and The Brooklyn Bridge are all on our list, each of them well-worth the sight. At night, they’re some of the brightest and most luminous spots in the entire city. We’ll also stop by DUMBO for some gorgeous pictures next to the bridge with the Manhattan skyline in the background. This tour is a wonderful way to experience the unique, picturesque beauty of New York City in all its magnificence.
Manhattan Travel & Transport
It’s no secret that the streets of Manhattan are almost always packed and busy.
That said, there are a variety of options for getting here and getting around once you arrive. If you’re driving, be prepared for slow-downs due to traffic, weather, and construction. Also, it’s a
good idea to plan on parking ahead of time.
There are lots of parking garages, including some that come as part of hotel package deals, but it’s always better to know how and where you’ll need to park before you arrive. If you’re arriving by plane, bus, or train, there are plenty of ways to get around without a vehicle of your own.
The NYC subways and taxis are a classic choice, as is simply walking. Of course, hired transportation is one of the simplest and most convenient ways to travel through the town wherever your preferred vacation a destination may be.
Must-See NYC Activities
The world-famous landmarks and legendary skyline are well worth the trip on their own, but there are plenty of activities in New York City to satisfy almost anyone’s tastes.
There’s vibrant nightlife, fine dining, world-class art, exquisite fashion, and family-friendly activities in abundance. With the time you have, there are a few things you definitely don’t want to miss.
Visiting Times Square
The always vibrant and bustling heart of Manhattan, Times Square is often seen as representative of the city itself. Visitors from far and wide love to pass through here, even for just a few moments, to see the famous five blocks that are recognized the world over. Click here to learn more about visiting Time Square during your trip.
The Museum of Modern Art
Works from some of the most iconic 20th-century artists are housed here including Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and many more. The entry fee at the Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA) is $25 for adults, $14 for students, $18 for seniors, and free for children under the age of 16. Visitors insist it’s money well spent to see some of the most priceless works of art from the last century.
New York’s Theater District- Plan a trip to Broadway
Few things could complete a trip to New York like catching a genuine Broadway play. The Great White Way itself is spectacular enough to be worth the sight. The bright flashing signs, the crowds of people in every direction, and the skyline above all perfectly embody the spirit of the metropolis.
New York’s American Museum of Natural History
This vast collection of artifacts, curiosities, and informative exhibits is a favorite for families. There’s enough here to suit the tastes of everyone, and definitely more than a few things you’ve never seen before. We don’t think a trip to New York is complete without a visit to the New York American Museum of History!
When the weather is nice and you’re in the mood to walk around, Central Park is a delightful place to spend a few hours of your afternoon. Its convenient location at the heart of Manhattan also puts you in walking distance to many other worthwhile attractions.
Complete Your Trip With a Professional Sight-Seeing Tour! At Silver Star Transport, we offer top-tier sightseeing tours that are professional, discreet, and worth your while. We have a variety of tours to choose from, some seasonal and some year-round. Tour Broadway in a limo, cruise around the city’s most famous landmarks or sample the most decorative light displays around the holidays. New dates are added constantly, but they do fill fast. Book your NYC tour today and ensure a spectacular trip that highlights the best New York has to offer!