New York City is such a beautiful city full of life, and with all the life there are so many things to see and do! Honestly it’s hard to see everything on a time limit but you can at least hit the major spots. A week is almost not enough in this buzzing town! You want to hit most of the touristy spots on the weekday before the weekends crowds hit so you can get the best experience, it’ll still be crowded but it’s NYC, what do you expect?
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a sanctuary for peace and quite in the middle of bustling NYC. The building itself is huge, and the inside is even more breathtaking. People go here to escape the craziness, light a candle for their loved ones (there is a $2 donation for this) , visit the saints, or just to see what this place is all about. This is definitely a place to put on your list!
The Met Museum is huge, but worth it, so either save a few hours to go through the whole place, or if you are on a time crunch know which exhibits you want to visit. They offer student discounts (awesome!) and also offer the ability to buy online, however the lines at the Met aren’t too bad so don’t worry.
The Empire State Building was one of my favorites! They offer the main deck, which is the 86th floor, or the Top/Main deck which is both 102nd floor and 86th floor. If I’m being honest I would save your money and just stick to the 86th floor, it offers the best views and is open air (the 102nd floor is glassed in.) I LOVED the night views, the air was cool and the lights were bright! This should for sure be on your list. Tip: Lines are long, so if you’re impatient like me I would recommend shelling an extra $28 to skip the line.
Okay so if you’re an animal lover this should be #1 on your to do list for NYC. You can trail ride these gorgeous horses through Central Park, how awesome! They also offer carriage rides, but this is a super fun alternative if you want something different. The horses are very well trained and the ride is relaxing. The name of the stables we rode with was called “Chateau Stables.” The prices aren’t horrible for being in the heart of NYC, so check them out!
Last but not least is the Rockefeller Center. There is a shopping here, an outdoor market called the Greenmarket, and a little garden area called the Channel Gardens(super great place for pictures). This is also where they have the ice skating during the winter. If you need a little Godiva chocolate or a souvenir from the Lego store go here!