Go on a trip to New York City
New York is a fascinating city. It is full of mythical buildings such as the Empire State Building with its 360° view of New York, the Flatiron Building with its iron shape or the Chrysler Building with its art deco architecture. You need a quiet moment? Stroll through Central Park, the green lung of Manhattan. If you’re a fan of the American series, don’t leave without seeing the Friends building at the corner of Grove Street and Bedford Street, or eating a Magnolia Bakery cupcake made famous by the Sex and the City series. To top off a romantic stay, take a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge at night to admire the lights of the city.
Tour guides in New York
Five Ideas for Guided Tours in New York City
This is a must-see walk when you are in New York City. It’s a 2.3 km portion of the old overhead railroad tracks of the Lower West Side. It has become over the years a suspended park. The High Line runs through several neighborhoods such as Chelsea or the Meatpacking District. It offers magnificent views of the Hudson, the docks or the banks of the New Jersey. It is open every day from 7 am to 10 pm. Access is by stairs or elevators. You can cross it from north to south or vice versa. It doesn’t matter!
Take advantage of the walk to take an urban planning class with an architect, take a guided tour offered by volunteers, or practice Pilates or yoga. You can also have a picnic: tables and chairs are provided for this purpose. Don’t feel like doing nothing? Just relax on a deckchair, watch the birds and butterflies and enjoy the sunset.
It is the most beautiful, the most famous and the oldest bridge in New York. It is two kilometers long and connects two “emblematic” districts of the Big Apple: Manhattan and Brooklyn. Inaugurated in May 1883, its construction took 14 years.
The Brooklyn Bridge is erected on two floors. It is known all over the world and presents one of the most beautiful walks in New York. So don’t miss crossing it. It takes about 30 minutes per walk. By the way, this is the best way to discover it. You have plenty of time to admire the legendary Skyline of Financial District, the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. Keep your head down to see the extraordinary spectacle of the flow of cars on the lower floor. Don’t miss the cliché of the cables crossing each other. Visit the Brooklyn Bridge the night is just as magical. You’ll see all the lights of the city when you’re right in the middle of it.
Grand Central Terminal
With 44 platforms and 67 tracks, Grand Central Terminal is the largest railway station in the world. It is home to stores, places to eat, and even a fresh produce market, the Grand Central Market. The entrance is located at the corner of East 42nd Street and Park Avenue.
Its magnificent hall measures 114 m by 36 m. The height of its ceiling is 38 m. It is covered with 2500 paintings by Paul César Helleu. They represent constellations illuminated by small bulbs. In the middle of the hall is the famous clock with 4 faces in opal. Its value is estimated between 10 and 20 million dollars. Try a fun experience at the ” Whispering Gallery “ or whispering galleries. They are located next to the
Oyster bar. Stand in a corner of this corridor and whisper. The person in the opposite corner will hear you.
This peninsula is located south of the Brooklyn neighborhood. It has a large beach and an amusement park. It is a popular place for New Yorkers in the 20s. They go there during hot periods to find a little freshness. After an empty period in the 60’s, Coney Island attracts tourists and locals again.
From central New York, you can reach it by the D or N line of the subway. It takes about an hour. If you like the atmosphere of amusement parks, don’t miss the visit to the Luna Park and its fabulous rides: the Wonder Wheel, the Cyclone roller coaster, the bumper cars or the haunted house. Everything is there! Perhaps you prefer to bask in the sun? You have the choice between the large 6 km long beach or Brighton Beach, more quiet. It is located next to
, the Russian and Ukrainian district of New York. Take the opportunity to taste the many Russian specialties.
It is the green lung of Manhattan. Its visit is not to be missed. This peaceful haven of 341 hectares extends over 4 km long and 800 m wide. It represents 6% of the surface of Manhattan. Come to practice a multitude of activities at Central Park :
– Lounge or picnic at Sheep Meadow. It offers a beautiful view of the skyscrapers surrounding the park. In August you can enjoy the open-air cinema.
– Visit the zoo and the farm next door.
– Stroll around the famous Reservoir renamed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in 1994. Very popular with runners, its tour is about 2.5 km long.
– Rent a boat at the Loeb Boathouse for a romantic walk on the water. Don’t feel like making an effort? Have a drink and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake.
To better explore the surroundings, don’t hesitate to ask to a New York tourist guide, he will be able to make you discover the unsuspected places of the Park.