New York

New York, USA

Located on the northeast in USA, New York is the most happening place. Whatever you can dream of may be taking place here. The state of New York is surrounded by New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the south and in the east by Connecticut and Massachusetts. A hub of migration, economy, entertainment, multi cultures and technology, New York has embraced everything from high end culture at Williamsburg dives to street music. New York has become a center for art with galleries devoted to myriad cultures like Japanese sculptures or Himalayan textiles and much more. The place is also a delight for culinary enthusiasts with noodle shops on one end and fancy restaurants on the other. With large buildings, skyscrapers and architectural icons like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire state building, New York attracts millions of visitors yearly.

Location: USA

Climate: Humid continental climate, mildly hot in summers from June-August and very cold in winters from December-February with lot of snow. The fall begins in September till November when low temperatures begin. Spring is from March-May when temperature is mildly warm and showers are common. Summers require light cotton clothes while in winters you need very warm clothes.

Best Time to Visit: June-August is the best time to visit.

How to reach:

Air: J.F Kennedy airport

New York subway

Places of Interest

Central Park

Location: New York, NY, USA

Timings: All Days- 6Am-1Am

How to reach:

Subway: N, R, Q Trains, stops at 57th and 7th street  

2, 3 Trains: stops at 59th, Columbus Circle and Broadway, 72nd, 96th & 110th street as well

B, C Trains: stops at 110th, 103rd, 96th, 86th, 81st, and 72nd street along with Central Park West

Bus: 57th, 59th, 66th, 79th, 86th, 96th & 110th Street

From Penn Station: M20 Bus

 

From Grand Central Station: Q32 Bus

The central park is a well needed retreat for the people of New York which takes them away from the concrete jungle for a while, and gives them a breath of some fresh air. Located in the middle of heavily populated area of Manhattan, the central park gives acts like an oasis in the desert. It is a favorite place for people to jog, run, exercise, relax, picnic and to just spend some leisure time with the family and friends. Spread across 341 hectare, the park has several fountains, lakes, baseball fields, tennis courts, playground and many other facilities. There is also a Central park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art that add to the charm of the park.

Empire State Building

Location: 350 5th Ave, New York, USA

Timings: All Days: 8 Am-2 Am

How to reach:  Head southeast on W 29th St toward 5th Ave for 430 ft and then turn left onto 5th Ave

The most iconic and loved skyscraper of new York is situated in the midtown Manhattan, this huge building is a nice place to  watch the New York city from every angle . It held the record for the tallest building in the world for many years and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the modern World. This 102 stories building attracts millions of people from around the world. Its observation desk gives a 360 degree view of the city.

Statue of Liberty

Location: New York, USA

Timings: All Days: 8:30 Am – 4 Pm

How to reach:

Ferries: from Battery Park, Manhattan, New York City and Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Car: East Side Drive (FDR Drive) south to Battery Park and State Street or the West Side Highway/West Street/Route 9A south to Battery Place.

The Statue of Liberty, the synonym of US and New York City, is a major tourist attraction. Captivating travelers from across the globe for more than a century, it was made by the same sculptor who made the Eiffel tower of Paris and was a gift to the US from France. This copper statue is the symbol of freedom and democracy for the people of America. It has undergone various repair and renovation work over time but has retained the same charisma and charm. A must visit when you are in New York!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: 1000 5th Ave, New York

Timings:

Friday, Saturday: 10 Am- 9Pm

Sunday to Thursday: 10 Am-5:30 Pm

How to reach:

Subway, Bus, Taxi services available

The Met in short, is the biggest art museum of US showcasing some unique collections of historical artifacts from all over the world. Present in three sites- The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters and The Met Breuer, the museum is a great place to experience the joy of beholding beautiful and rare works of art. From mummies from Egypt, drawings and paintings from Europe, arms and armors from the Roman Era, masks from Africa, statues from Mesopotamia, there is so much to explore in this huge museum. Numerous exhibitions and events organized throughout the year reveal the treasures within the museum from different cultures and time zones.

Grand Central Terminal

Location: 89 E 42nd St, New York

Timings: All days

How to reach: By subway, bus, train, and airport shuttle

Located in the midtown Manhattan, the Grand Central station is a century old rail network terminal that has the most number of platforms in the world. It is also one of the busiest stations catering to nearly 200,000 travelers every day. The ceiling of the station is beautiful with a huge mural of the night sky. There are alluring statues around the place which you can see while taking a walk around the station. Besides there are numerous fine dining restaurants here. The historical oyster bar is highly recommended and if you want to do some shopping there are plenty of shops to choose from.

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