New York

In August of 2016 I decided to visit New York, the capital of the world and one of my dreams. In New York the minimum stay is at least 3 days to visit the main places.

To visit the best known of New York you can visit Manhanttan by walking, but to visit all neighborhoods it is necessary to use the metro or other transports. The Metro network is very extensive although the quality is not very good.

The best time to visit New York is from May to September which are the hottest months although there may always be a rainy day.

These are the main places to visit in New York:

Times Square

The best-known square in the world, where you can sit on some stairs to watch as people go by and see the brightness of the advertising posters becomes fabulous.

Full of people at all hours is the place where you will understand because New York is the city that never sleeps.

Empire State

The most emblematic building in New York, for many years the tallest building in the world and today the third highest in the city with a total of 443 meters.

One of the buildings to go up to contemplate the city from the top, has two viewpoints on the 86th and 102nd floors. The price of the first is $ 37 and the two $ 57.

The negative point of going up to this viewpoint is that you obviously do not see the Empire State.

Empire State tickets

5th Avenue

The most famous street in New York is Fifth Avenue, it crosses Manhattan from top to bottom and is one of the most commercial streets in the world.

The main part of the street goes from the St. Patricks Cathedral to Central Park and is where you will find the best shops.

For shopping lovers, one of the best places to visit.

Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

It is a complex of 19 commercial buildings, made up of numerous commercial stores and theaters.

The main building is the General Electric skyscraper, with possibly the best viewpoint in the city.

The Top of the Rock has the best views of Central Park and the Empire State. The price is $ 37.

Top of the Rock tickets

Central Park

The largest park in New York and the lung of the city.

It is wonderful to go into the park and enjoy the skyscrapers lying on the lawn or from a bench.

The park is very large, it takes a long time to walk it, so the best option is to rent a bicycle.

Statue of Liberty

The most famous monument in New York and a symbol of the Independence of the United States.

Gift of the French for 100 years of the Declaration of Independence of the country.

It can be visited by different prices range from $ 18 to $ 22.

Statue of Liberty tickets

World Trade Center

It is the most affecting place in all of New York.

Special mention should be made of the 11-S Memorial, two immense waterfalls in the place where the Twin Towers were, surrounded by oaks in memory of the dead of the terrorist attacks.

Old place where the Twin Towers were built that were devastated after the 9/11 attack.

It is being rebuilt and you can see the new icons of the area.

The most important buildings are the One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the 9/11 Museum and the impressive Central Station.

One World Trade Center

Built on the site of the Twin Towers, it is the tallest building in New York with 541 meters.

In the 100-102 floors of the building there is one of the best observatories in the city.

The price is 36 $.

One World Observatory tickets

Chrysler Building

Possibly the most beautiful skyscraper in New York, at the time of its inauguration was the tallest building in the world but shortly after the Empire State took away the honor.

Personal project of motorsport magnate Walter P. Chrysler competed during its construction with the now The Trump Building for being the highest achieving it.

You can visit the main hall where you can see the predominant art deco style in the building.

Wall Street

Federal Hall
Federal Hall

Wall Street is the financial center of the world, the street is known to house the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Hall.

To see the frantic environment of workers it is advisable to visit this area during the weekdays, the weekend changes the street appearance and is very quiet.

Brooklyn Bridge

The most famous bridge in the city is the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan with Brooklyn.

It is essential to cross the bridge and see the Skyline from the other side of the bridge.

You get one of the best views of New York once the bridge is finished and turning left. It is recommended to do it when the night falls to see the city both day and night with all the skyscrapers illuminated.

Grand Central Terminal

Undoubtedly one of the most impressive buildings in New York.

Visit the station inside and admire its main Hall it is something that must be done before leave the city.

St. Patrick´s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland, is the largest in North America with neo-gothic style.

The main attraction of this Cathedral is the place where it is located. While you walk through imposing skyscrapers this small contrast appears.

You can visit every day for free from 6.30 to 20:45.

Sports section

Both New York and the rest of the USA, the main sports attractions are NBA, NFL, NHL or MLB. Football is growing in popularity but it is far from being one of the leading countries. In New York, we must highlight Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium.

Madison Square Garden

Stadium of the New York Knicks of the NBA and possibly the most famous basketball pavilion in the world.

You can buy tickets from cheap prices to exorbitant prices.

If you visit the city during the season, watch a NBA match it is a must.

Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees Stadium of the MLB, located in the Bronx, is also home to the New York City FC.

Inaugurated in 2009 instead of the old stadium with the same name, it is the second most expensive stadium built in the world.

5th Avenue NBA store

For fans of the NBA this store is undoubtedly a place to visit once in a lifetime.

Shirts and items from all the NBA teams in the best street in the world.

Travel shirts

Shirts purchased during the trip were those of USA football National Team and Memphis Grizzlies.