7 mentions in Beautiful places in New York - for photography
Courtney R. said, "...No question Central Park should be your first stop...and whatever you do, don't miss the tile ceiling at the Bethesda Fountain. It amazes me every time I see it. I would also check out the Gramercy Park area. You can't get in..." See More
Rocio A. said, "...Hello Julia!!! There are many amazing places in NYC!!! Spring at Central Park is stunning!!!! blossom trees, birds, reflections, amazing colors and contrasts. Examples? Bow Bridge, Central Park, Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, Central Park - Turtle Pond, The Mall, are great scenarios..." See More
Ffion H. said, "...get a shot of the Empire State Building framed nicely within the park's arch. Also I'd take a few walks in Central Park, especially around the JKO reservoir and the pond, to grab some pretty images of the park and the..." See More
6 mentions in What are the best free things NYC has to offer?
Emily B. said, "...a day just wandering around the city and watching NYers go about their day. Some great places to do so are Central Park, Washington Square Park or High Line Park. All of these are also great places to take a break..." See More
amery c. said, "...There are diverse things to enjoy freely in NYC. Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Bryant Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and much more fab spots where you could feel the great charm of the..." See More
Jeff P. said, "... Central Park is free, as is the High Line Park (which is really Nuyawk!). There are many places to hear all kinds of music that typically don't charge cover charges weekdays. Google the type of music and nyc. Websites will indicate if..." See More
terry O. said, "...bridge) or walk across the Williamsburg Bridge Pathand then stroll through hipster Williamsburg and have lunch or dinner there. Walk through Central Park. Take the always nearby M5 bus for a tour of Manhattan (not free but very cheap). The Metropolitan..." See More
Regan W. said, "...Metropolitan Museum of Art at sunset. But the Ground Zero museum is interesting. The only touristy things I would recommend are: Central Park High Line ParkEllis IslandCircle line boat tourWalk the Brooklyn BridgeAll the museums..." See More
Alyce M. said, "...State Building Observation Deck I would save your money and instead go to the Top of the Rock. The view of Central Park is amazing and it is less crowded. Plus then you can walk around 5th Ave and see the beautiful..." See More
AJ J. said, "...Tourist traps or not...all are classic NYC spots worth visiting. Central Park in particular is a living, breathing, city park and a beautiful place to stroll. Go to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art. Have a sandwich..." See More
Eve G. said, "...hr one) is fantastic in the warmer months. I would prob skip Statue of Liberty if time is limited. Don't miss Central Park. Try out a neighborhood or two in Brooklyn (maybe Brooklyn Heights and the promenade by the water, an..." See More
Georgia G. said, "...on the steps, or go in and make your way up to the roof garden-martini bar for a great view of Central Park- time it for sunset and its magic time. while at the Met- you can also stroll uptown to..." See More
Anna G. said, "...The visit at the statue was worthwhile. Also visited the museum and reached up to the statues pedestal! I briefly visited Central Park. Went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (the latter..." See More
Andy H. said, "...NYC during the summer. I'll focus on a few of my favorite summertime experiences in NYC. 1. Concert in Central Park Central Park has a variety of free and ticketed performances throughout the summer. My favorite are the music in the park..." See More
Alyce M. said, "...Definitely need to go to Central Park- Rent a boat and ride around the lake and after grab drinks The Loeb Boathouse Central Park Magnolia Bakery has the best cupcakes... West Village location is the best and keep your eye out..." See More
Eline v. said, "...Ground Zero! The museum is so overwhelming! Rent a bicycle and ride through Central Park, go to the Central Park Zoo, and maybe go to the obvious things such as Empire State Building My friend and I really enjoyed eating at..." See More
Elena G. said, "... Central Park! It's huge with so many highlights. Something for everyone. Download a map app, book a walking tour, or if you like photography, book a photo tour with NYC Photo Safari...." See More
Jon T. said, "...I highly recommend renting a bike and riding some laps around Central Park. It is busy, and it is a touristy area. However, I still think it is a must do. Check the schedule (http://www.centralpark.com/guide/sports/bicycle-riding.html) and pick a time when the..." See More
5 mentions in Two days in New York, what to see?
Drew J. said, "...City. I would highly recommend visiting Ground Zero it is an incredible memorial that truly memorializes the tragedy of 9/11. Visiting Central Park and the Statue of Liberty are also great options, but the Statue of Liberty is currently open this week..." See More
Polly B. said, "...the best feel for the city and how the different neighborhoods fit together. Hopefully the weather is nice for you!I'd do Central Park the first day. If you or your wife are interested in art in the least, I'd also recommend a..." See More
Erika P. said, "...Then take the subway straight to Brooklyn Brewery for a tour and a taste (or two!). While you are uptown in Central Park, wonder up to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir or a bit more peace and quiet, and don’t forget..." See More
Johanna (TravelEater) R. said, "...a tourist trap). http://traveleater.wordpress.com/nyc-field-notes/ For a 2 day visit, I would: - walk the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan - stroll around Central Park and visit the The Metropolitan Museum of Art - visit Union Square Park in the late afternoon / early..." See More
4 mentions in What to do in NYC with my 12 year grand daughter?
Julia C. said, "...Chelsea for a nice walk break. Ride the Staten Island ferry to get a nice waterside view of the city. In Central Park, check out Belvedere Castle--it provides a nice overview of the park. The Central Park Zoo is also a..." See More
Adam H. said, "...from one section to another. An example of this, which hits fun touristy stuff, is a day dedicated to things around Central Park. Go to the Central Park Zoo. Near the Zoo is the The Metropolitan Museum of Art which will..." See More
Barbara D. said, "...Depending on your granddaughter's interests, here is list with a variety of activities to choose from: Bronx Zoo, Central Park( can rent boat), Children's Museum Of Manhattan, Broadway show (Alladin, Wicked, Matilda), American Museum of Natural History, Chelsea Piers Complex, Dylan's..." See More
Jacey & Scott M. said, "...what musicals are playing, some are very entertaining for children (i.e., Lion King, Shrek), and definitely take in the skating at Central Park and the Holiday Show with the Rockettes! Last time we were there in December there was a Christmas market..." See More
Lissa P. said, "...You'll be able to check out the store windows of Bloomingdale's and Macy's on 5th Avenue. Make sure you walk into Central Park and visit the Central Park Zoo to see the polar bears and check out the Delacorte Clock (she may..." See More
Georgia G. said, "...so many childrens activities in and around NYC! my first thought is give your daughter a camera for her visit. Central Park is beautiful for long walks and taking pictures. visit the American Museum of Natural History(Butterfly Conservatory), Bronx Zoo, New-York Historical..." See More
4 mentions in How do New Yorkers spend a weekend in the city?
Ashleigh H. said, "...lower Manhattan. Have breakfast in SoHo at Cafe Habana. walk up to Mud Coffee on 2nd Ave and 9th. Go to Central Park and lay in the grass while reading a book, or walk around the zoo. Pop into MOMA and catch..." See More
Courtney R. said, "...on the weekends. Assuming I'd still have energy left, I'd bus it back down to SOHO (although I'd probably mosey through Central Park a bit) and catch an off-beat movie at an art house like the Angelika Film Center & Cafe. Afterwards..." See More
coco m. said, "...The suggestions you got are good ones... some weekends are for hanging about~ checking out the High Line Park, go to Central Park, MOMA, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge but that's what tourists do too and honestly, I cant remb the last..." See More
4 mentions in Free things to do in New York City?
Jesse C. said, "...on Staten Island walking distance from the ferry called Enoteca Maria). Of course all the parks are worth a visit - Central Park, Bryant Park (also close to the New York Public Library - Mid-Manhattan Library and Grand Central Terminal), Washington..." See More
Steven L. said, "...amazing views of Manhattan. Go to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art - it's an optional donation (technically free!) Walk around Central Park- definitely check out Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Central Park - Sheep Meadow, the Pond and the Gallery...." See More
Jenn M. said, "...Hit as many parks as you can. There are so many lovely areas with views all around Central Park. Staten Island Ferry is cheap way to see Manhattan from the water instead of paying for an expensive tour boat. If you..." See More
Shayna F. said, "...You're coming at a great time for FREE stuff in New York City. There are tons of events/activities available: Concerts in Central Park (Summerstage), Prospect Park (Celebrate Brooklyn) and South Street Seaport, movie screenings in Bryant Park, plenty of food festivals. You..." See More
4 mentions in Things to do in NYC
Cheng L. said, "...you enjoy shopping - plan to spend a day in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets For a relaxing day - go to Central Park; great photo opportunities and a lovely place to have a walk Chelsea Market for fresh lobster at a..." See More
Sean K. said, "...& Grill. Eventually, everyone that goes to New York visits Times Square Probably the best free thing in New York is Central Park. Even if you just take a short stroll through it, it's worth the visit. The park itself has..." See More
Tracy K. said, "...is a good quick and not expensive meal right next to 30 Rock (Rockefeller Ctr)Near that is St. Patrick's Cathedral and Central Park .The park is beautiful and large. The is a zoo, pond and fields,etc. Do not walk in park at..." See More
Fritzi L. said, "...buildings to visit, like Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library - Mid-Manhattan Library, St. Patrick's Cathedral, St James Cathedral Pavilion. Central Park is famous, as is the High Line Park I recommend you explore by neighborhood, "uptown" (residential) Midtown, business, downtown,..." See More
3 mentions in Top things to do that are free and not free in NYC?
Rocio A. said, "...eso es lo que he hecho y de esta manera saco mayor provecho del tiempo). Como vas a estar cerca de Central Park vale la pena caminarlo a profundidad y descubrir todos esos lugares hermosos iniciando por The Mall, un pasaje hermoso..." See More
Breanna W. said, "...for a seat. Oh, and if you run into Bourdain, be cool.Check the Summerstage calendar too - it's the venue IN Central Park and I think most of the concerts are free (double check that tho)!..." See More
Sarah L. said, "...in NYC. But to be short : Rockefeller Center to admire the city of NYC on a sunny day, walk in Central Park (and sometimes there are dancers in the park), of course enjoy a night in Times Square and go to..." See More
3 mentions in Best things to see in NYC in 3 days?
Rocio A. said, "...divide it in upper side, midtown and lower Manhattan and try to do as much as possible. I would start walking Central Park and enjoying the beauty of amazing places such as Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, The..." See More
Angela S. said, "...want to spend some time in. Must do's: See a show on Broadway Times Square, take a horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park, have high tea The Plaza, grab a pizza Lombardi's Pizza, check out Chinatown New York, try a speakeasy..." See More
Regan W. said, "...Here are my suggestions: Central Park High Line ParkCircle Line boat tour around the entire island--three hours, drinks available and full of historyTake the F (subway) to the York Station or the ferry from Wall St to Brooklyn Bridge, walk around the..." See More
3 mentions in What to see and do + restaurant ideas in NYC
Courtney R. said, "...at Bergdorf Goodman across the street! If they're into Alice in Wonderland, they'll probably love the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park. While you're there, why not also check out the Central Park Carousel which is a bit of a..." See More
Maggie N. said, "...I love Courtney's suggestion of taking them to the The Plaza to see Eloise! The Plaza is in Central Park, so you could pair that trip with some Central Park exploring. The girls would probably also like the huge FAO Schwarz..." See More
Kristin S. said, "...wait) or a small, unassuming place in Little Italy like Saluggi's (no line at all!) Some may say you can skip Central Park but personally, I love the park and I think it's worth at least meandering around a bit near the..." See More
tina t. said, "...should be considered. Have heard that Top of the Rock is better than Empire State Building . Areas to consider: Def Central Park -beautiful (museums are awesome too). Rockefeller Center is ok-for a 1 time look except there's also tons of tourists..." See More
Kris M. said, "... Central Park is really nice, but it's also just a park. You can spend hours and hours walking around it and getting lost in the middle of it, and if you're only here for a few days that time could be better..." See More
3 mentions in Tourist attractions worth checking out?
Soleil M. said, "...of my favorites: Greenwich Village Chinatown New York The Theater District - Times Square I love The Central Park Boathouse at Central Park Fifth Avenue The Flatiron Building The Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art High Line Park..." See More
Megan L. said, "...Top of the Rock is a nice alternative to the Empire State Building because you get a really lovely view of Central Park (and you can get the ESB in your photos)! The other suggestions from Soleil and Drew are spot on...." See More
Bente J. said, "...taking the Staten Island Ferry . It's free and a great way to see her. Cross Brooklyn Bridge , stroll around Central Park, walk along the High Line Park . I also thought the 9/11 Memorial Visitor Center was quite impressive..." See More
3 mentions in Things for an outdoorsman to do in New York City
Courtney R. said, "...think they have some rowing opportunities that actually take place on the water if that interests you. Of course, there's always Central Park which offers every kind of sport there is from skiing to croquet. Here's a link to all their sports..." See More
Egle M. said, "... Central Park (duh), The Cloisters , the West Side --> Chelsea (New York) is actually the perfect place to start walking down towards the bottom of the island where there are beautiful parks along the way, Prospect Park , and Coney Island..." See More
3 mentions in New year's eve at Manhattan?
Georgia G. said, "...you like ice skating outdoors I would recommend instead the rinks behind the New York Public Library in Bryant Park in Central Park. as far as New Years Eve in Times square, I've done it 3 times in the last 5..." See More
Polly B. said, "...time to see shows, go to museums, shop, and eat lots of good food. If it does snow, a walk through Central Park is a great way to enjoy the weather. If this is your first time seeing NY in the winter,..." See More
Eddie S. said, "...is a mad house, with no place to move. You can see the ball drop from blocks away (6th Ave towards Central Park) with out be overcrowded and limited space to move or for a restroom if needed after standing for..." See More
Melissa M. said, "...Make sure to stop in Central Park, even if you're just wandering through. Beautiful. Depending on your interests, you should also hit up one of NYC's amazing museums - American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum..." See More
Anna G. said, "...and even spent a few hours in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oh yes, and managed to see the sunset in Central Park. You can find my plan here: http://aspectsofstyle.com/2015/01/09/three-days-in-new-york-city/ also now that days are longer you have more daylight to..." See More
2 mentions in First time in the City -- highlights?
terry O. said, "...exist anymore except for a bunch of overpriced bad restaurants. 2. go to the Metropolitan Museum and after, walk south through Central Park, stopping at the Central Park Zoozoo. Then step outside onto 5th Avenue and take a bus downtown (the..." See More
Michael M. said, "...beaches and mountains upstate or on LI. Even New Yorkers love the touristy things you've probably already done, including picnicking in Central Park, running down the Hudson River, or just strolling the streets of SoHo. In my and most other 20s-30s..." See More
Nina J. said, "...And if you really want to feel like a true NYker, put your sneakers on and go for a run around Central Park's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. And if you are too ambitious, take a bike tour around central park! NY and..." See More
2 mentions in free or cheap things to do in NYC
Diane g. said, "...Take a free trip on the Staten Island Ferry for great views of the city Wander around Central Park, Greenwich Village, Times Square Many museums accept a donation don't worry about the suggested donation give what you want..." See More
Kelly R. said, "...free performances. There are many free walking tours. You could also just explore Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library and Central Park as well as Washington Square Park where you can picnic & watch street performers. Hope this helps...." See More
2 mentions in Must see in NYC for one day?
Kathy K. said, "...a fortune to get there) 4. While downtown, go see the new Freedom Tower and where the WTC once stood 5. Central Park, Central Park, Central Park 6. High Line Park 7. Shop?..." See More
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Ange M. said, "...as early as now since they run out closer to the date. 7. Chinatown New York - Kinda crowded though 8. Central Park- There are lots to see at Central Park, there's the playground, the zoo, etc. See their website where..." See More
Simon Y. said, "...Center, Venice Beach, & Topanga. Chicago- House of Blues? Don't know it much. New York City- The city is totally amazing. Central Park! Check out the Bushwick and Williamsburg areas of Brooklyn. Get out of the city and head 1.5 hours..." See More
Emily B. said, "...get around and it's a true NYC experience! If you need assistance that's what the transit workers are for!Hang out in Central Park it's one of the great assets of the city and it's free. You can rent bikes, have a picnic..." See More
Nars K. said, "... Central Park- Plenty of place to run. There is also a Central Park Zoo. American Museum of Natural History - Get tickets in advance Dylan's Candy Bar - Best candy store in NYC Staten Island Ferry - To see the Statue..." See More
Courtney R. said, "...Yorkers to come here and watch "Shakespeare in the Park" at the Delacorte. It's an outdoor theater in the middle of Central Park that attracts some huge names. Be prepared, though--New York is HOT and HUMID in August and there's no air..." See More
Theresa C. said, "...Columbus Circle is certainly a tourist destination, but it's beautiful and shouldn't be missed. Plus, it's right at a corner of Central Park which is kind of amazing. :) For Philadelphia, here are a few of my top picks: * Brunch at..." See More
2 mentions in What would kids like to do in NYC on a weekend trip?
Jenn R. said, "...You can go to Central Park and visit the Central Park Zoo, walk around the park, visit the lakes inside the park or just play in there.There are a lot museums around the central park area. Times Square you can go to..." See More
2 mentions in Thanksgiving 2016
Rocio A. said, "...are right, the city can be more enjoyable and pleasant without unnecessary crowds. I always suggest to do morning walks on Central Park, starting probably by accessing The Mall and the southern end of The Mall known as the Literary Walk...." See More
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