If you could only make one trip to NYC in your lifetime, where would you go? What would you see? Where would you stay?
Some people like to go off the beaten path, and if that describes you, we highly recommend viewing our self-guided walking tours. However, if your goal is to experience some of the sights that have made New York City famous, this is the list you won’t want to miss.
Some people are surprised to learn that The Statue of Liberty was originally brown. Due to oxidation, the copper exterior changed to its now-famous green color. This statue was a French gift to the United States in 1885 and has been a towering symbol of freedom ever since.
You can also use this opportunity to visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Be sure to reserve your tickets for both of these attractions in advance!
A short walk from The Marmara Park Avenue lies The Empire State Building. Celebrating its 90th year, this architectural wonder is 102 stories tall and was named one of the seven greatest engineering wonders in American History in 1955. It remained the tallest building in the world until 1970.
3 – Central Park
This park makes it onto most must-see lists, but considering it makes up approximately 8% of Manhattan, it’s impossible to miss. There is so much to do here and many places made famous by films, TV shows, artwork, and history. See some of the monuments, walk through the gardens, visit the zoo, or take a boat ride.
4 – Broadway
Broadway makes a comeback this fall! There’s nothing like watching a famous musical in NYC. The companies of Hamilton, The Lion King, Jagged Little Pill, Tina, Aladdin, and more are waiting to welcome you.
If you can’t get tickets for a Broadway show, off-Broadway productions can be an excellent opportunity to see an old classic (like Little Shop of Horrors) or an up-and-coming hit.
5 – Times Square
Originally called Long Acre Square, the name was changed after The New York Times built their headquarters there in 1905. Although they have long since moved, the name stuck. After WWI, it became a cultural center, and now, of course it is famous for the New Year’s Eve ball drop.
For those travelers who come to NYC via the Times Square—42nd Street Station, this busy hub is their first view of the city.
If you’re interested in going beneath the glittering surface of New York City and learning more about the people who live here, you’ll need to visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. While it is a sobering sight, it is also one of the most insightful experiences NYC has to offer. September 11, 2001 changed the city and the country forever.
To truly understand the city, you have to understand its hardships.
Where to visit during your trip to NYC may be a difficult choice to make, but where to stay is easy: The Marmara Park Avenue. We’re just a few blocks from The Empire State Building and a short walk to the subway.
For a luxurious, central location and premium service, there is no better option than The Marmara Park Avenue. Click here to book your stay!