Tourist for a Day

Tourist for a Day

Everyone knows that there is more to do in New York City than anyone could possibly imagine. The only issue is that for the better part of the year it’s too cold outside to so much as make a trip to Duane Reade justifiable, and so you end up not getting out quite as much as you’d like. However springtime then finally comes to the rescue, bringing with it reasonable weather conditions so that you can once again go out and explore all that this city has to offer. In light of this, I’ve included a list of my top 5 destinations throughout the city that if you get the chance, you should definitely go check out!

1.  Central Park

You could literally spend your entire life in Central Park and still not see all of it. My advice would simply be to take an entire Sunday to tour the park, starting uptown and heading downtown, making zig-zags as you go. You’d be surprised how many small trails and hidden spots there are. Entertainment and adventure for hours!

2. September 11 Memorial & Museum

Aside from being a massive part of our cultural identify, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is an incredible monument to the lives lost that day. It’s incredibly moving, and it’s a fantastically detailed and powerful account of what happened that day.

3. The High Line

This is one of my absolute favorite places in the city. The High Line is a park 30 feet above street level that has been built onto an old rail line. It’s such a treasure of a place and I could spend weekend after weekend there if the weather would only allow it.

4. Coney Island

This iconic beach features an amusement park, aquarium, and plenty of pristine ocean views. There are also a number of great places to eat, including more ice cream shops than you can count. If you’re in the city during the summer, this someplace you’ve absolutely got to visit!

5. Bryant Park

This great spot offers a green oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle that we call New York. Located right behind the New York Public Library’s main branch, there’s plenty of open space, food kiosks, and events that happen here to keep you occupied.


Additionally, I would definitely recommend just letting your instincts guide you. Here in New York you’re bound to end up somewhere interesting no matter which direction you go. But if your still looking for some definite destinations, then you know where to go! Happy touring, and take lots of pictures!

~Alexander Sargent~

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