From the Empire State building to Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge to Ellis Island, Times Square and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the wonderful island of Manhattan is home to more celebrated icons into one compact space than anywhere else on Earth. Besides these amazing hot spots, here are some of our personal favorites to find time for in New York.
Central Park’s Wollman Rink in owned by the infamous Donald Trump and is a stunning sight to behold. Skaters here enjoy the magnificent Central Park views as they skate while enjoying today’s latest tunes. If you don’t know how to skate you can sign up “skating school” which is a lot of fun and taught by patient professionals. The rink also hosts ice hockey games and also provides arena rentals for special celebrations. You may even see a movie being shot here or a photo shoot of glamorous models from around the world.
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, which is 70 stories tall, is a fantastic way to see New York and beyond. You’ll have an amazing 360 degree panoramic view that showcases the city’s one of a kind skyline.
Feel the need to buy yourself a diamond? If so you must visit 47th street, the home of New York’s Diamond district. It’s a fact that close to 90% of all diamonds that enter the United States pass through the district which is filled with over 2600 jewelers and the most beautiful diamonds you’ve ever seen. Shopping for diamonds here will also save you a pretty penny and with the cash you can save on cheap hotels rooms here you might just go home with some eye catching bling!
For some real New York history and exciting entertainment, Harlem’s Apollo Theater should be on your “places to visit for sure” list. The Apollo Theatre showcases and honors black American performers and has promoted world famous talent like Ella Fitzgerald and more. You can take a tour of this legendary (once Burlesque) theatre or attend Amateur Night, one of the most popular events at the Apollo which has sky rocketed careers of some of the world’s favorite entertainers.
For a taste of the wild you’ll want to visit the Bronx Zoo and New York’s Wildlife Conservation Society which houses and protects over 5,000 animals including 600 unique species. This magnificent zoo is a massive 265 acres that has beautifully re-created the natural habitats of its many residents including Himalayan snow leopards and Congo gorillas.
There is definitely much more to see in NYC, but during the 5 days the mentioned attractions, would make your holiday truly unforgettable.