Top 5 things to do in New York

New York, is known as the city that never sleeps and is a hub of activities and entertainment. From the bustling nightlife to refreshing outdoor activities, to pampering yourself at a spa or treating yourself with mouthwatering street foods, New York has it all to make your holiday special. The Christmas season is the perfect time to visit the big apple there are many New York hotels with holiday accommodations that include great city tours and a guide to all the top restaurants. Around New Year many travelers from Canada will drive over to New York and join the countdown in Time Square. Not all New York hotels offer free parking. Make sure to double check before book your accommodation.

The city has so much to do that even making the decision to choose the perfect activity is a task in itself. However, you need not to trouble yourself and just do the things we have listed to have a fun and enjoyable holiday.

Central Park, NYC Fall, Bike Riding
[Bicycling in Central Park, NYC. Image by flickonce (Flickr)]

1. Sightseeing:
When visiting a new destination no one can do without exploring its popular tourist spots. Time Square, one of the most sought after place in New York, does make for an amazing visit. ESB, the tallest structure of New York is another perfect touristy place. The mesmerizing view from its 86th-floor observation deck promises a moment worth remembering. If you want to take a trip back to the eras bygone then visit Grant Central Terminal, a living example of New York glorious past.

The Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art are a few of the places worth visiting. If time permits do visit American Folk Art Museum, an eight floor building which will present you with an exquisite collection of pottery, trade signs, log-cabin quilts and toys.

2. Walking the Brooklyn Bridge:
Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States is also undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions of New York. Its beauty has allured many artists and travel lovers ever since its construction. Think about experiencing this beauty as you walk leisurely across the bridge. Isn’t the idea tempting? Walking across the East River on this 1600 feet bridge which was once the longest suspension bridge is an experience worth cherishing. Connecting lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, its pedestrian walkway promises enchanting views, especially the breath taking sunrise and sunset.

3. Watch a movie at the Film Forum:
Who doesn’t love watching films? A good movie is always a mood lifter. New York Film Forum is nothing less than paradise for movie lovers. Here you can watch movies which are difficult to find otherwise. With a range that varies from provoking features and documentaries to award winning foreign art cinema, it promises an incomparable experience. Watching a movie here will definitely be a transforming moment for you.

4. Bicycle around Central Park:
It is impossible to miss the Central Park when in New York. A spectacular creation by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, it is 843 acres of sheer beauty combined with serenity and seclusion. A paradise for nature lovers, it is perfect for anyone looking for a few refreshing and peaceful moments amidst nature. The best way to admire the beauty of this spot is via bicycling. As you cycle across its mesmerizing landscape do stop to see the model sailboats at the Conservatory Water, the Alice in Wonderland sculpture and the Bow Bridge. You can rent a bike go on your own or if interested you can join the two hours expedition on bike which is organized at 9 in morning.

5. Bowery Ballroom for music lovers:
Music is always soothing, especially when it is performed at a place like Bowery Ballroom. Home to city’s best sound system, it increases the charm of music by many folds. Ballroom is the best amongst Bowery’s other venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg, Mercury Lounge, Terminal 5 and the Webster Hall. And if interested you can go to the bar located downstairs and have a drink or two before the lively musical shows.