Known to some as the Big Apple, to others as the city that never sleeps, and to everybody else as the city so good they named it twice, New York City, New York, is one of those destinations that needs to be experienced; a bucket list city, if you will. While everybody who has ever been there, or lived there, will have their own ideas about what you should see and do during your stay, is there really something for everyone in this Empire City?
Events, attractions, and sights that shouldn’t be missed
Now, you’ll certainly have heard of the Empire State Building, which offers views for over 80 miles on a clear day, the Statue of Liberty, Time Square, the Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, but how can you ensure that you’re truly entertained in New York? After all, there’s more to life than the best coffee, pizza, and noodles in America, right? Well, yes; New York is a warm, welcoming city that offers jazz, comedy clubs, a host of themed bars, clubs, and music venues, as well as enough museums and galleries to keep you feeling cultured well into the New Year. We recommend the Museum of the City of New York, the America Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Central Park Zoo, or the grounds themselves, if you’re in need of a little fresh air and enjoyment.
One of the best things about New York, though, is the choice available to those wishing to stay over and enjoy the city’s delights for just one more day. From boutique hotels, self-catering apartments, and sofa shares, to sumptuous resorts such as The Manhattan Club, which is owned by Bluegreen Resorts, you will find a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful, engaging, and encompassing city.
The Big Apple by night
While New York is dazzling by day it really comes to life at night; a vibrant metropolis lit with thousands of neon bulbs all shining brightly at once in the darkness. Whatever you’re into there’s a restaurant, bar, café, or club on just about street corner to offer entertainment and enthrallment, and you won’t move far before you discover a new delicacy that you just have to try. What New York boasts more than all of that, though, is theatrical adventure. Home of Broadway, where many stage musicals and shows are born each year, New York is one of the world’s performing arts capitals, and it isn’t hard to see why. Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Hairspray, and The Producers, amongst countless others, have all enjoyed illustrious runs on Broadway, and the rest of the world’s theatre often looks to New York’s stages for inspiration. If you’re visiting New York, even for just a weekend, you simply must take in a show to say that you’ve been. The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, An American in Paris, and Fun Home are all taking center stage at the moment. Which will you choose to see first?
Regardless of whether you’re sightseeing, enjoying a show, or simply popping through, New York will never leave you. Relax, stay for a while, and allow yourself to be entertained.