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If you are looking for lavish hotels, timeless cocktail bars, cultural attractions, and many exciting sights, the Big Apple is the place to visit.
The flourishing arts, finger-licking delicacies, and night-life scenes in New York will leave you with adorable memories. Here is a list of some of the must-visit luxurious spots in New York.
American Museum Of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is situated off Central Park West. It does not matter if you are exploring the exhibits on outer space, the sea, or land; you will find this museum rich in artifacts. You will find up to 32 million artifacts spread across 25 buildings, four city blocks, and 45 exhibition halls. It is impossible to see everything in one day. Many people love the dinosaurs, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Butterfly Conservatory, and the Hall of the Universe. This museum is imaginative, interactive, and educational. This is one of the places you can’t miss when you visit New York.
Take A Helicopter Tour
If you want to see the city's heights, you need to take a helicopter tour. Liberty Helicopter Tours will guide you through the favorite sights in New York. The flights range between 12-20 minutes and are capable of accommodating five people. Make sure you carry your camera with you, so you do not miss any beautiful sight. Some of the photos you will want to shoot include the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, and the city’s famous landmarks.
If you want an unforgettable private party venue, 74 Wythe is the place to be. Located near Greenpoint, downtown Brooklyn, 74 Wythe combines a rich history with modern amenities. You should make sure you come with a camera to take photos of the amazing features of this event space. Whether you want a fundraising gala, a wedding party, or a night out with friends, the 74 Wythe has flexible floor plans. If you want to enjoy drinks conspicuously, the 74 Wythe will satisfy your privacy concerns with its rooftop bar and concealed cocktail lounge. Make sure you make reservations in advance to enjoy the best sights, foods, drinks, and events.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Situated in the middle of Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral should feature in your top places to visit at the “Big Apple.” You will love St. Patrick’s, whether you are a religious person or just seeking a pilgrimage experience. The beauty of the small historic church with its stained glass is a sight you would not like to miss. Many vacationers like visiting St. Patrick’s during Christmas time to see the full glory of the church. You can visit any time from 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. You can also attend mass to experience the spiritual mood in the church. If you are unable to tour the church, you can get a bird’s eye view of the church at the top of the Rockefeller Center.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most celebrated museums in the U.S. This museum features masterpieces from every corner of the world, including artifacts from Ancient Egypt. You will hardly be able to see the great exhibitions in the museum in one day. Some of the must-visit places include the first floor’s Roman, Egyptian, and Greek art. The second floor is where you will get Islamic art exhibits. If you like European culture, the offshoot museum situated in Fort Tyron Park will indulge you with medieval Europe’s art. It is advisable to check out the museum’s website to create a plan on what exhibits you would like to see. You can also enlist yourself for a guided tour to understand the museum’s contents.
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
This museum is a tribute to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. It also serves as a tribute to the six people who died in the 1993 bombing. The museum’s twin pools and waterfalls stand next to the place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center’s once stood. The pools are surrounded by bronze panels. The names of the victims of the bombing are inscribed on these bronze panels.
The museum is built on 110,000 square feet and provides an account of the bombing attacks through multimedia displays, authentic artifacts, and real-time recordings. Visitors cite the atmosphere of the museum as emotional. Touring this museum does not only show your respect for the victims of the 911 attacks but also your sensitivity to the tragic events in America’s history.
The Big Apple has fantastic sights you can enjoy on a weekend trip. Whether you like cultural artifacts or are a religious person, there is something for everyone. Even the party freaks are catered for with the avalanche of rooftop bars and lounges in the city. For a fantastic experience, plan your trip and highlight the places you would like to visit. Make reservations in advance, where necessary to make your tour enjoyable and memorable.