New York city break travel

Take a break from work and visit one of the best city in the world, New York City. A city break in New York is a trip you can’t go wrong with. You can visit New York at any time of year. New York City is the most populous city in the United States. It is the most influential city in the world in many areas, such as trade, finance, arts, entertainment, media, research, technology, fashion. New York City is considered the cultural center of the world. New York City is the most populous city in the United States with a population of 8.5 million, but the metro area has around 20 million people. New York City consists of five boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The city annually has more than 50 million tourists. Many districts and landmarks have become well know.

It is very difficult to list what can be seen in New York City. There are many architectural sights, 500 galleries, 150 museums, 100 theaters, numerous department stores, and about 17,000 restaurants. Here we introduce you to some of the most important sights of this city.

 

What to visit in New York City

Statue of Liberty – probably the most famous landmark of New York City. Is located at the mouth of the Hudson River. Made in Paris and was a gift from France. The statue is the personification of freedom. You don’t need to pay entrance to the statue, but you must use and pay a ferry to the island where the statue is located. Ascend to the crown of the statue allowed but a limited number of people. The waiting list for a visit to this part of the statue is a year.

Empire State Building – is a skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan. The building has 102 floors and was built in 1931. One of the world’s most famous skyscrapers. Empire State Building is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. If you visit this city, you must to climb the 102nd floor of the building and enjoy in beautiful view of the entire Manhattan and New York City. Annually skyscraper is visited by 3.5 million visitors.

Central Park – is a public park in middle-upper Manhattan. Is the most visited public park with over 25 million visitors a year. Central Park will delight in any season. It was the scene of many famous films. Park contains several lakes and ponds, zoo, conservatory, two ice rinks, summer swimming pool, walking trails, riding trails, many sculptures, two indoor restaurants.

One World Trade Center – a skyscraper in Lower Manhattan. Also known as Freedom Tower. It is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and sixth-tallest in the world with a height of 541.3 m (1.776 ft) and has 99 floors. Skyscraper stands exactly on the site of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This building sets new standards of design, construction, and prestige.

Financial District – is located in Lower Manhattan. It is part of Manhattan where is offices and headquarters of the most powerful companies in the world. It is difficult to list what is all there and we will mention only some of them: New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, House of Morgan, Federal Hall, The Chamber of Commerce Building, One Liberty Plaza, Battery Park, One World Trade Center, 70 Pine Street building and many other buildings.

Bryant Park – a public park in Midtown Manhattan. There is the New York Public Library in the park. When you’re in the park offers a fantastic view of the skyscrapers all around the park. Park is also known for having the Nikola Tesla every day feeding the pigeons. Each winter in the park all people who love slide come into their own because they make the big rink in the open.

Fifth Avenue – visit to New York City would not be complete if you don’t walk down Fifth Avenue. One of the most famous shopping street in the world. Fifth Avenue is a symbol of wealthy New York City and one of the most expensive streets in the world. In Fifth Avenue, you can see the Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and more.

Broadway and Times Square – Broadway is a wide avenue that runs through the entire length of Manhattan all the way to the Bronx. Broadway is known widely as the heart of the American theater industry. It is difficult to say where is the center of this city. If it is one place and could all center than that certainly Times Square. An amazing amount of people a day pass through this square. Estimated to be around 360,000 per day.

Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn – Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in the world. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. In Brooklyn you can visit: Brooklyn brownstones, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Coney Island.

 

Weather In New York City

The weather in New York is quite different from the seasons. Winters are cold and damp. Spring and autumn are unpredictable, from cold to very hot days. Summers are warm or hot and humid. New York City has over 120 days a year with precipitation. In the winter there is rain and snow and in the rest of the year mostly rainfall.

Temperatures in New York City in °C (°F)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high 3.5 (38.3) 5.3 (41.6) 9.8 (49.7) 16.2 (61.2) 21.6 (70.8) 26.3 (79.3) 28.9 (84.1) 28.1 (82.6) 24 (75.2) 17.7 (63.8) 12.1 (53.8) 6.1 (43.0)
Average low -2.8 (26.9) -1.7 (28.9) 1.8 (35.2) 7.1 (44.8) 12.2 (54.0) 17.6 (63.6) 20.4 (68.8) 19.9 (67.8) 16 (60.8) 10.0 (50.0) 5.3 (41.6) 0.0 (32.0)

 

Prices in New York City

Entertainment prices  USD
Ticket for movie

16 $

Ticket for theater

10-160 $

One cocktail drink

16 $

One beer in a pub

7.50 $

Cappuccino

4.60 $

Coke

2.10 $

Average dinner for two

70 $

Transportation prices
Local transport one-way ticket

2.75 $

Taxi start

2.50 $

Taxi 1 km

2.50 $

Ticket prices for attractions
Statue of Liberty

16-28.50 $

Empire State Building

36 $

One World Trade Center

37 $

9/11 Memorial & Museum

26 $

Museum of Natural History

23 $

Guggenheim Museum

25 $

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