Looking to make your first trek to the Big Apple in 2012? Make sure you have a tour guide! At NYCTrip.com, we’ve been busy putting together trip itineraries for first time travelers and if you’re wondering what’s on the must-see list for your visit to New York City, we’re here to help you. Just give us a call or contact us through our website and we’ll put together an itinerary that matches your specific interests.
In the meantime, here are some of New York City’s best attractions to see in 2012 if you’re making your first trip to the city.
1.) Times Square: This is a popular destination for any NYC tourist. Located in Midtown Manhattan, Times Square is a bustling, exciting destination that’s home to many popular media organizations, restaurants, hotels, Broadway theaters, stores, and of course, the location where the ball drops every New Year’s Eve.
2.) Central Park: Central Park is a lovely breath of fresh air – literally! – for the bustling pace of NYC. Take a carriage ride through the park, rent a boat, go ice skating, enjoy a game of Frisbee, see a free show in the outdoor theater, or just sit on a bench and watch the people go by. Either way, you’ll be getting a true taste of what Central Park has to offer. Nearby, you can also check out the Time Warner Center, which is home to great shopping and world-renowned restaurants.
3.) The Statue of Liberty: Lady Liberty is always a popular destination on NYC vacations, but it’s important to note that this year, the Statue of Liberty will be undergoing renovations. Don’t worry though – you can still enter the museum and see the statue from Liberty Island while they’re working on the upgrades. Want to learn more about what’s going on with the Statue of Liberty? Check out our Statue of Liberty renovations post giving you the details.
4.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art: As one of the world’s finest museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-see on your visit to New York City. The Met features more than two million works of art from ancient to modern times, including pieces from masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Degas, Van Gogh, and Monet. See it all on our Metropolitan Museum of Art vacation.
5.) The Museum of Modern Art: Also known as MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art is home to contemporary and modern art exhibits that encompass a variety of forms, including architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, illustrations, film, and electronic media. A must-see for any creative spirit!
Stay tuned for the next five top things to see in NYC in 2012! In the meantime, you can start thinking about booking your own New York City trip with one of our New York City vacation packages.