What To See In New York In Seven Days

by : Jwraymond

If you are fortunate enough to have seven days in New York City, you will find this just enough time to see the most popular visitor attractions. Most people will agree that a trip here would not be complete without seeing the world famous empire State Building especially from the top. Some people swear that it is better to visit the top floor of the Rockefeller Center but you really do need a clear day to fully appreciate the view. Possibly equal to The State Building is The Statue of Liberty but owing to delays with the ferry trips it might be worth viewing this 'beautiful lady' (and an inspiration to many) from Ellis Island.

Fortunately, the Staten Island ferry is still free and can provide great views of the Statue of Liberty; dropping off at the terminal is the best place because it is where there are some good street artists. Of course almost everyone who spends seven days in New York City will, at some pint, make their way to the site of where the Twin Towers once stood. The area where they stood is surprisingly large plus the emptiness feels strange and if you like taking photographs, you may be disappointed here because it just doesn't feel right. World famous stores are plentiful in New York with names like Tiffany's to the many discount stores along Broadway.

Whereas there are stores like Macey's who are happy to take your tourist discount card and give you an eleven percent discount to the very exclusive Bloomingdales who probably won't. An excellent tourist location is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum which is likely to be closed until the end of 2008; once the refurbishment is complete it will be worth visiting when it re-opens. Many special (and large) craft are located here including a number from World War II, namely the aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid. Although it is actually free to enter, the NY City Police Museum is funded by donations from visitors (five dollars is the recommended amount); because it's about New York's finest (and some not so fine), it has some really excellent NYPD souvenirs.

After that why not visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum as it's a time capsule of migrant New York built in 1864 and was a grim home for waves of immigrants; it's what made America great (and appalling for a time). For a step back in time it worth going to Central Park where the New York Museum is located; this is an exhibition of many periods relating to the life of The Big Apple.

Most visitors seem to be on a flying visit so end up missing some of the most beautiful areas and that's why seven days in New York should really be the minimum stay.