* Ana Paula Garrido
New York is one of those incredible cities in constant renovation. It is difficult to choose what to
do for the first-time visitor as well as one who constantly visits the city. To facilitate your choice,
we have elaborated 9 things not to be missed in the city that never sleeps.
1. Stay at a hotel with a view of the city
To feel like you’re on the top of the world among giant skyscrapers and a beautiful view of the
Hudson River, there is nothing like a hotel with spectacular panoramic view like that of the
RIU in New York City. From the top floors, it is possible to wake up and go to sleep with this
2. Plan an activity in Bryant Park
A delightful square with interesting shops and important attractions. With its many open-air activities
such as yoga, meditation, films and musical concerts, it is worth a visit even at night to appreciate
the beautiful illumination of the monuments like the New York Public Library.
3. Go to a trendy rooftop
One of the most sought-after programs nowadays are the rooftop bars that offer creative drinks with
a view of the New York Skyline. One of the new and excellent options of the moment is Bar 54 at the
top of the Hyatt Hotel in Times Square with this sensational view.
4. Experience the agitation of Times Square
There is no other place in New York which better represents the happiness of being
a tourist in the Big Apple. To walk in Times Square bombarded by lights and neon signs
among a multitude of people from all over the world as you take thousands of photos,
gives a marvelous sensation of feeling the heart of the city.
5. Visit One World at twilight
On the 100th floor of the New World Trade Center there is a breathtaking view from the observatory
of the entire city of New York. The best hour to go to the top of the 542-meter building is at the end
of the afternoon. Besides an incredible view which allows you to observe the Big Apple, the Statue
of Liberty and part of the city of New Jersey, the opportunity to see the sunset followed by
thousands of lights going on throughout the city is a priceless program.
6. Eat fresh seafood at the Chelsea Market
Chelsea Market is a gourmet market in the Meatpacking District with shops specializing in bread,
wine, cheese, and kitchen utensils as well as restaurants and a delicious fresh seafood market
where you can choose lobster, fish or shrimp and eat them right there at the counter.
7. Enjoy one of the marvelous Broadway Musicals
For those who appreciate Musicals, one of the best programs is to watch one of the Broadway
productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Beautiful, A Bronx Tale,
The Great Comet and the new one Frozen, that promises to be a great success.
8. Visit Rockefeller Plaza
There is always something interesting happening there. In the winter, the traditional
ice skating rink. In December, the famous Christmas tree. Each season offers a different
attraction like the giant ballerina which was placed in Rockefeller Center last summer.
9. Take a Gondola ride in Central Park
And to end our list, how about taking a Gondola ride in Central Park as if you were in Venice, Italy?
Yes, there are gondolas there! As if the beauty of the park that can be explored on foot, by bicycle
or by horse and carriage is not enough, it is also possible to sail around the lake in one of these
vessels to see New York from another angle.