The 20 must-do's in New York

The 20 must-do's in New York

Anyone in New York will tell you that it is impossible to see all of New York in one day. That's what makes it so exciting, because there are so many things to see and do in New York, including activities and unforgettable experiences. In this article we list all the activities to do in New York

1. See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Whether you see it from Battery Park or from the Staten Island ferry, you really must see the Statue of Liberty if you are visiting New York. Get up to its feet for a great view of the river and Manhattan. The world's most iconic copper statue was designed by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi as a gift from France in 1886 for the United States centennial.

"Lady Liberty" stands 46 meters tall, with an index finger measuring 2.40 meters long and eyes nearly 90 centimeters wide. One of the best things to do when visiting New York City is to pass the statue by ferry and visit the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. Ellis Island is a historic site of American immigration that became a museum in 1990.

September 11 Memorial

The Manhattan skyline and the lives of the families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001 will never be the same. But many years later, as One World Trade Center was built, the twin towers were replaced by the 9/11 Memorial. Two overflowing water mirrors etched with the names of the fallen rest where the 110-story towers once stood. A museum opened in spring 2014 and is now open to the public.

3. Climbing on the platform of the One World Observatory

This is the skyscraper that was built at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks. From the top of its observation deck, you will have a clear view of New York, including lower Manhattan, the Hudson River and Brooklyn.

4. Top of The Rock

If the Empire State Bulding has made an impact, expect as much spectacle from the Top of the Rock! Built in Rockefeller Center, the skyscraper propels you more than 250 meters before giving you a rendez-vous on its famous terrace. Facing south, it offers a panoramic view of New York and its must-see sights, such as the Empire State Building. On the other side, Central Park opens its arms to you. A tip: plan your visit an hour before sunset, until the sky turns magenta/orange and the light transforms the skyline into a glittering mosaic.