Cue in music, “New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do!” Did you sing that song as well? The hip and modern lifestyle of New York keeps every traveler interested in visiting, even just once in their life. Whether you’re a fan of New York from movies or other pop culture references, the city that never sleeps is a place worth exploring. If you need more convincing, here are some reasons why you should visit New York:
The popular landmarks featured in movies, shows, and music
Whether you’re a fan of shows such as Friends, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl, or even movies such as When Harry Met Sally or Breakfast at Tiffany’s, New York City has plenty of landmarks for you to visit and so you can finally see them up close compared to just seeing them in the big screen. Start with the Instagrammable Spots such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, Time Square, and the Statue of Liberty. See a more detailed list here.
The delicious food
You can’t go wrong with good food! New York City has one of the most iconic foods in the world. From different cultures and countries all in one melting pot, you are in for a treat! Here are some that you need to check and where to get them: Pastrami in Katz Deli, New York Style Pizza in Totonno’s, Manhattan Clamchowder from Randazzo, Hotdogs from Gray’s Papaya, Pretzels from The Biergarten at The Standard, and many more! Pro tip: ask your tour guide which places he or she recommends so you can get to taste some local favorites, too.
The number of museums and cultural spots in New York might be overwhelming since you have a lot to choose from. Whether you like small galleries or historic sites, New York has a place for every kind of traveler. Here are some places to visit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the complete museum experience with over 2 million artworks, MoMa for the modern and contemporary art, the Cloisters for the architecture of the Middle Ages, and the 9/ll Museum and Memorial to pay homage to the victims of 9/11 and American Museum of Natural History for wildlife and marine life.
The jazz clubs
New York City is well-known as the Jazz capital of the world. Whether you are a fan of this genre or not, you still have to try feeling the smooth harmonies and rhythms by visiting a jazz club. Some places to enjoy the music are Birdland, Bluenote, Dizzy Club Coca-Cola, and Smalls Jazz Club.
Nothing screams New York more than Broadway. In 1750, “broadway” was born in the streets of New York. Until today, the thespian spirit is alive in New York, as it is still home to some of the most popular shows. When in New York check out these favorites: Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and Come from Away.
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