New York City
This turned out to be a fantastic opportunity to see The City. After all it is a ‘must see’ place for everyone visiting the States.
After a month of traveling we were pretty much out of funds so we had to mailny focus on top attractions and due to limited time we had to narrow down our plan pretty much just to Manhattan. A good thing is that when you are once in the city it is quite easy to move around using underground/subway and it is not hard to navigate around because the island is chequered with streets and avenues.
We decided to break it down to 3 major parts and we are going to describe them briefly below.
The most touristic, most vibrant and probably most crowded part is midtown and juicy yellow NYC cabs are everywhere. This is where you can find such landmarks as Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Empire State Building. Times Square is extremely busy both during the day and night. It is nice to go there at least twice to see how much it changes when the sun goes down. Thousands of neons and adverts light up the entire area.
Walk around the midtown
During your walk around midtown you will come across such landmarks as St. Patricks Cathedral , Grand Central Terminal and Chrysler building. As it goes for Rockeffeler Center and Empire State Building, they are both great view points. As we could afford only one, we chose Empire State Building as it is well known all around the world.
It is famous for being the tallest structure on the planet for almost 40 years and it is an architectional pearl. You had probably seen it blown up in dozens of movies.
Staten Island Ferry
And last but not least – the green lungs of the city – Central Park. Most likely my personal best, especially on a warm, sunny day. Seems like people from the entire city are seeking for a moment of peace in this green sanctuary. If you are into sports you can enjoy variety of games in one of the specious meadows. The park is packed up with attractions, a zoo, the hackney rides, the venetian gondolas, you name it. Or maybe just a simple walk will do, too.
Natural History Museum
An extra sidekick to this area is the Natural History Museum which is just outside the park. Bottom floor is probable the least spectacular as you can find there mostly modern reconstructions but it gets a lot better further up with the compleate T-Rex skeleton as a crown jewel. Me from the past always wanted to be a paleontologist so it was kind of a big deal for me.