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10 alternative tourist attractions to visit in New York

January 14, 2019

Autumn in New York is perhaps the most famous song dedicated to the city of the Big Apple and no doubt the sight of the colorful parade of autumn leaves that blend with the fresh air in Central Park in October is a unique landscape. Skating at Rockefeller Center during Christmas can be an unforgettable experience.

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There is no adequate season to go to New York since during all seasons this beautiful city offers plenty of reasons to be visited . These are ten good reasons to choose as a tourist destination the magnificent city of New York.

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  1. 1 The American Museum of Natural History
  2. 2 Broadway
  3. 3 Restaurants and their gastronomy
  4. 4 City Field Stadium
  5. 5 New York Fashion Week
  6. 6 Metropolitan Museum of Art
  7. 7 Grand Central Terminal
  8. 8 Central Park
  9. 9 Chinatown
  10. 10 Coney Island

1. The American Museum of Natural History

FlickrNatural History Museum at night have you seen it in a movie? Maybe one with Ben Stiller as the main character 😉

There is no doubt that New York is home to some of the best museums in the world. From the famous Museum of Modern Art including the Guggenheim Museum , the Metropolitan Museum which is affectionately known as the Met to the American Museum of Natural History , it is more than clear to everyone that Manhattan is a true cultural oasis. In the American Museum of National History during the summers there are big exhibitions to the public.

2. Broadway

FlickrBroadway Avenue in New York

The Broadway that crosses the famous square Time Square is one of Manhattan’s most popular avenues and consists of 19 theatres where musicals and operas are held every day. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to see some of the world’s most famous entertainment stars coming to perform here, making Broadway one of New York’s most famous tourist attractions, visited by millions of tourists every year.

3. Restaurants and their gastronomy

FlickrRestaurant at the New York Marriot

Good food and New York City go hand in hand. From the eclectic street food stalls to the Big Apple’s best-rated and most luxurious restaurants, you’ll have plenty to choose from to sample the delights of the area. Recently the restaurants of Momofuku Ko Corton , Bloomfield , The John Dory and Persephone have opened their doors where the variety of gastronomy is enormous.

4. City Field Stadium

FlickrStadio de los Mets NY

New York’s brand new stadium is a great place to discover the magic of sports in America. This place built in 2009 has a capacity for 42,000 spectators and from that date until today, many baseball games have been held here.

5. New York Fashion Week

FlickrFashion Week in New York

It is an event organized by the fashion industry and here reigns glamour, fashion and luxury. Many famous designers exhibit their designs over the course of a week.

6. Metropolitan Museum of Art

FlickrMetropolitan Art Museum in New York

This majestic New York museum is located in the famous Manhattan neighborhood and has been in operation since 1871 when it opened its doors to the public. There are more than two million collected works that are available to the public and represent different periods of history.

If you can’t wait to travel, you can take a virtual tour inside the museum.

7. Grand Central Terminal

FlickrGreat Central Station, famous for appearing in films like “Madagascar” among many others.

One of the most famous train stations in the world, has appeared in many movies and millions of people pass through it every day.

It has 68 shops to buy, 35 restaurants and a large number of events , ideal for visiting throughout the year. It even has its own website.

8. Central Park

FlickrCentral Park

This place is a huge public park located in Manhattan characterized by its enormous beauty and the great biodiversity of birds that inhabit it. During the summer there are many concerts here so you will have a great time.

I’m sure that when you arrive you will feel as if you were already there, and partly true, has been the scene in many movies , among them the most famous of all: Home Alone (My poor angel or Only at home, depending on your country).

9. Chinatown

FlickrChinese New Year’s Parade in Chinatown, New York.

One of the most famous and crowded neighborhoods of New York, the Chinese neighborhood or “Chinatown” is the place where Asian immigrants live, on the can find the best restaurants of Chinese food , shops with exotic ingredients brought from Asia and depending on the time of year you go you will find the famous parades with great dragons.

10. Coney Island

Coney Island Boardwalk’s FlickrRambla.

If you like the beach and go to NY in times of high temperatures then you can not miss Coney Island, a peninsula south of Brooklyn with a large beach to spend the day, also has great tourist attractions and has a boulevard avenue with restaurants and shops to walk, eat and shop.

Are you looking forward to more? Don’t miss my article with the 35 best places to visit in New York , with information I wrote on my last trip to the Big Apple.

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