Things to Do
Central Park is one of the most filmed locations in the world, and the most visited urban park in the US. The park contains several lakes, two ice skating rinks, Central Park Zoo and Central Park Conservatory.
From Exchange Place, take the PATH train to WTC. From WTC walk to Fulton Street and take the subway 12 stops to 86 street. From here it’s a short walk to Central Park.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty National Monument was gifted to the USA by France in 1885. The political thinker Edouard de Laboulaye intended for it to represent freedom and democracy achieved by the USA during the American Revolution. Laboulaye hoped to inspire the French people to do alike and bring democracy to the nation.
Whilst in NYC you should visit Broadway to see a show. The following shows will be paling in September; Beautiful, Cats, Pretty Woman, Miss Saigon, Anastasia, Ground Hog Day, Amelie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many more.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
For 60 years, Ellis Island acted at the gateway to the United States for all immigrants arriving by boat. 12 million people came to the USA via Ellis Island and since 1990 there has been an immigration museum to commemorate their passage to a new life.
The Immigration Museum and Statue of Liberty are party of Liberty State Park and can be reached by boat from the park jetty.
Ground Zero is the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. There are tours going on through the day which are suitable for all age groups. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.911memorial.org
From Exchange Square take the PATH train to World Trade Centre stop.
The High Line is a 2.33km elevated walkway on the disused New York Central Railroad. The urban park has been planted with trees and native shrubs and flowers. There is an urban theatre and High Line restaurant. The park can be accessed at points between Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District and West 34th Street where the park ends. For more information see www.thehighline.org
Manhattan is the heart of the Big Apple, the centre of financial commerce and the site of the iconic Empire State Building. This is where you will find Broadway and the bright lights of Times Square. Manhattan is actually an island, bounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem rivers.
With spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline Jersey City is a great spot to explore. The key things to visit in Jersey City are Ellis Island and Liberty State Park. You should also take a walk along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and check out the Colgate Clock
The iconic Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. You can take a walk along the Brooklyn Bridge or along the scenic Brooklyn Heights Walkway. If you have time, take a trip to Williamsburg and visit Coney Island beachfront and its amusement arcades. Here you'll also find a great art and music scene.
Queens sits across the East River from Manhattan. It is a top location for sports - the US Open Tennis tournament is head here each year, and the Met's baseball stadium is also here. There are plenty of parks and a great art scene - check out MoMA PSI and the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.
The Bronx is home to the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Yankees. You will also find excellent Italian food in 'Little Italy' located on Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx.
Statten Island, which sits south of Jersey City and to the east of Brooklyn, is the least populated of New York's boroughs. It has the city's largest forest preserve and as a result has an abundance of wildlife including white-tailed deer, raccoons, and re-eared slider turtles. The Statten Island Ferry operates a regular service between Manhattan and Statten Island. For further information see http://www.siferry.com/