New York is the most populous city in the United States. Whether you are planning for a weekend, there’s so much to see that you’d need a lifetime to do it all. Here are 5 things you should do when you visit New York City.
1. Visit Central Park
No green space in the world can match New York City’s, Central Park. The park is around 693 acres of man-made gardens, forests, hillsides, and meadows. There are 30 bridges, sculptures, a zoo, arches, a winter ice-skating rink, 48 fountains, and 21 playgrounds. In the park, there are also four major crosstown which gets disappear into foliage-covered tunnels. Central Park is the heart of Manhattan.
2. Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art is also known as The Whitney. It is an art museum in the Meatpacking District and West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City. The museum was founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930. In 2015, the museum got a major upgrade when it relocated from Manhattan’s Upper East Side to its new, vastly expanded Meatpacking headquarters. The Whitney Museum of American Art displays more than 25,000 drawings, artifacts, paintings, prints, sculptures, films, videos, and photographs of more than 3,500 artists.
3. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The art museum plays a major role in collecting and developing modern art. It is considered one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. The MoMA’s collection includes paintings, architecture, design, sculpture, photography, drawing, illustrated and artist’s books, electronic media, and film.
4. Summit One Vanderbilt
One Vanderbilt is a 93-story supertall skyscraper. It is located at the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. The skyscraper was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, it got opened in 2020. The Ascent elevator is thrilling. There are rotating art installations and Levitation. It has two features Ascent, a separate glass elevator that brings you up even higher to gaze over downtown Manhattan and a glass skybox that lets you feel as if you’re floating one-thousand feet above Madison Avenue.
5. 9/11 Memorial and Museum
9/11 Memorial and Museum is also known as The National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The museum itself is masterful. It actually pays homage to the enormity of the loss, both spiritual and physical. The museum collection includes a multimedia compilation of more than 300 moving images, more than 14,000 objects, more than 40,000 still images, and 3,500 oral recordings, It also has artwork, manuscripts, ephemera, textiles, and books.