One day in New York: places and transport

Dec 31, 2023

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One day is both a lot and a little. If you only have a day in New York, we can help you create the perfect plan.

First we choose transport. The fastest way to enjoy views of New York City is by helicopter. Duration - from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the chosen option, cost - from $200. You will fly over the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and, of course, rise above the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.

Another original option to explore the beauty of the Big Apple is ferries. The paid version of NYC Ferry costs $4, but the free version is just as spectacular. The Staten Island Ferry departs from Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan and travels to St. George's Terminal on Staten Island every half hour throughout the day. It offers excellent views of lower Manhattan, Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty.



In addition to sailing on a ferry, you can see New York from the water during a river cruise. Lasts on average 1.5 hours, costs from $30. During this time, the guide will tell you about the city, and you will admire the sights while sailing under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges.

The most convenient way to get to know the city is to take a tour bus; tickets start at $54. Get a 24-hour ticket for Big Bus's Hop on Hop off tour to see both Lower and Upper Manhattan

Of course, the most interesting excursion around New York will be provided by a guided walk. Each of them has their own original routes, revealing the history of the city from an unusual side. On average, guide services will cost from $100.

 

The most interesting places

 

To save on visiting attractions, buy tourist discount cards. The most popular is The New York Pass, but there are other options.

 

Start by visiting the Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island three kilometers from Manhattan. The city received this huge statue as a gift from France, and since then it has become a symbol of the United States. It is impossible to miss Central Park. You can wander around this vibrant oasis in the middle of a modern city for hours, watching the holidaymakers.

And in the most famous square, Times Square, perhaps every day about 300 thousand pedestrians and 115 thousand drivers collide with passengers. Become one of them! If you find yourself in New York, be sure to go to a Broadway musical. The most famous are “Chicago” at the Ambassador Theater and “The Lion King” at the Minskoff Theater.

 

Stardust diner - a cafe with singing waiters. This establishment has a very special atmosphere, and that’s what people come here for. The Summit One Vanderbilt observation deck, located on the 91st floor of the One Vanderbilt building, will also provide an interesting audiovisual experience. Features include a mirrored floor, transparent ledges and even a whole cafe with an open-air terrace. But the most popular tourist location is the Empire State Building. From the 86th floor there is a picturesque view of the city.

 

The Friend's Experience will appeal to fans of the series Friends. At this exhibition, the interiors of the apartments of the main characters were recreated. Yankee Stadium is another iconic place. Games take place six times a week.

 

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to touch the symbol of “dollar” America – the bull statue on Wall Street. It’s worth taking a look at the world’s most expensive metro station ($4 million) - World Trade Center, built on the site of the World Trade Center buildings. Its original design gives rise to many different images.

The next point is the 9/11 Memorial - one of the most tragic landmarks in New York. Instead of twin towers there are now fountains. Each detail symbolizes the depth of grief for the dead, and the water symbolizes shed tears. Another iconic place of the city is the Brooklyn Bridge. It offers the best view of the sunset.

 

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