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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

There is so much to do in New York State. New York City of course offers endless opportunities for fun and adventure, but the state also has mountains, lakes, and strong ties to history to explore. Here is the ultimate guide to the 100 best things to do in New York.

1. The Statue of Liberty (New York City)

A gift from France to the United States dedicated in 1886, the Statue of Liberty has always been a beacon of democracy and hope. Visit and you can climb all the way to the top and get the grand view from Lady Liberty’s crown. Experiencing the monument itself will take 1-2 hours

2. Central Park (New York City)

In 1853, 750 acres of land were set aside to turn into Central Park. You could easily spend a day or two here exploring. There’s bridges, streams, waterfalls, statues, a boathouse – even a zoo.

3. Grand Central Terminal (New York City)

A gorgeous landmark with a lot of shops and restaurants to offer, it’s easy to spend half a day in Grand Central Terminal. More if there is a special event going on. There’s also a long and interesting railroad history to learn about on your visit.

4. Coney Island (New York City)

Coney Island is much more than a beach. There’s also space for many outdoor activities, a boardwalk with amusement rides, an aquarium, an ice skating rink, and a minor league baseball stadium. You could spend an entire day here and you’ll probably still want to come back for more.

5. 9/11 Memorial/Museum (New York City)

The 9/11 Memorial serves as a beautiful tribute to those we lost on that fateful day and the museum offers an opportunity to learn about the events leading up to 9/11 as well as see the faces of the victims. Allot 2-3 hours to properly pay your respects.

6. Brooklyn Bridge (New York City)

Built in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension/cable-stayed bridges in the country. It crosses to East River to connect Brooklyn to Manhattan. It has an impressive pedestrian and bicycle path. It will take between 30 minutes to an hour out of your day to cross the bridge, depending on how long you stop to take in the view.

7. Highline (New York City)

The Highline used to be a freight rail line in New York City and has been renovated into a unique outdoor space. It has several overlooks, a path, thickets and greenery to explore and also offers programs and tour for kids and adults. You can spend a few hours walking through the park or a longer time participating in a tour or activity.

8. The Frick Collection (New York City)

The Frick Collection is the collection of Henry Clay Frick that is housed in the mansion he once lived in on Fifth Avenue. It’s a vast collection of painting and sculpture that’s one of a kind. There are a list of guidelines to visit here and children under 10 are not permitted. You can see the whole collection in about 2 hours time.

9. Chinatown (New York City)

Chinatown is one of the oldest New York City neighborhoods. Chinese immigrants settled here in the late 1800s and is a must see when in the Big Apple. You could spend half a day exploring here, and make sure you plan to eat at least one meal while you’re in the neighborhood.

10. The Strong National Museum of Play (Rochester)

The museum has more than 450,000 artifacts related to play – including exhibits about comic books and their characters, a carousel, and a train as well as some featuring favorite character like Sesame Street and the Berenstain Bears. Bring the kids and spend 2-3 hours in this fun museum.

11. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (Red Hook)

Here you will find a collection of airplanes, cars, and motorcycles ranging from 1900-1939. The have air shows every weekend and four museum buildings to check out as well. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy this interesting place.

12. Jones Beach(Wantagh)

About 6 million visitors a year visit this beach on New York’s east coast to play in the Atlantic Ocean. There’s also a boardwalk with countless concession stands to grab a bite to eat or play shuffleboard, basketball, or see a concert. You can spend anywhere from a weekend to a whole week on vacation relaxing at this world famous beach.

(To be continued next week)

By: Jen Reviews

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