“Alone in New York” turned out to be one of the most popular photographs in my fine art photograpy gallery. I’ve visited this amazing city several times, traveling solo. In this post I want to share some of my travel tips to help you prepare for your visit to the city that never sleep.
New York, New York – so good they named it twice – is one of the most fascinating, exciting and cultural cities in the world. Within the 20 square miles that comprise Manhattan can be found some of the world’s greatest museums, shops and restaurants, as well as a spectacular skyline that’s known the world over.
You could spend a lifetime in New York without experiencing everything fully. Some of the sights that any first time visitor to New York must see include the Empire State Building – for many years the world’s tallest building, which is what inspired my taller than Empire state photograph – the immigration museum at Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the United Nations Building.
One of the joys of visiting the city is simply to walk through the different and varied neighborhoods – Greenwich Village, Chinatown, the Theater District, Harlem and Little Italy. The outlying borough of Brooklyn has several attractions including the botanical gardens and the famous amusement park at Coney Island.
One of the biggest attractions is the city’s diversity – in New York you can hear virtually any language spoken and dine in a different ethnic restaurant every night for at least an entire month. Apart from Manhattan, the borough of Queens is also well known for its wide selection of restaurants.
Shopping in New York is equally satisfying, offering world class department stores with famous names like Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales. At the other end of the shopping spectrum are street markets, designer boutiques and specialty stores.
New York has some of the greatest museums in the world – several of them are conveniently located together at the edge of Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts more visitors than any other place in the city and offers everything from Egyptian mummies to 20th century masterpieces. The Guggenheim is another museum you don’t want to miss – afterwards grab an espresso in the little cafe next door before exploring Central Park.
Get inspired to plan a trip to the Big Apple – or reminisce about a previous trip – with the images in my fine art photography gallery.Visit my New York City art gallery
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