Although you can enter the museum for free on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the 25 USD general entrance ticket for other times is pretty steep, but it is well worth it. Have an hour to spare and need a break from New Yorkâs hustle and bustle? - VN. Even if you are not traveling with kids, the Bronx Zoo is a great place to go to, to escape the hubbub of Manhattan. The Brooklyn Brewery Tour is an activity that both locals and travelers can enjoy, with a good behind-the-scenes look at the makings of a good pint. The Native Plant Garden deserves a mention too. If you are in the city and canât snag tickets to Hamilton on Broadway, have no fear. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Don't mistake it for a corny old Oirish outpost, however. Their efforts to raise public awareness about environmental issues facing the ocean and its ecosystem is really commendable. You pause to read panels on the groundbreaking construction, first opened in 1883. If you must visit one touristy site, the Empire State Building is it. She loves meeting new people and listening to what they have to say as she believes everyone has a story to tell. This popular annual attraction has been a New York City tradition since 1924, bringing about 3.5 million people to the streets of Manhattan every year. This iconic plaza not only houses some beautiful sculptures and Art Deco office buildings from the 1930s, but also its centrepiece, the GE Building. Just email your contact information to [email protected] every August, and if youâre lucky, NBC personnels will get in touch with you to let you know if you won. It doesnât matter if you are rich or poor, New York has everything to offer travelers of any budget. Jeffrey Zeldman / Flickr Christmas in NYC is Legendary By Stewart Wrighter | Submitted On December 15, 2010. Orla Neligan takes her family to New York. Tip: The best times to go are in the early hours so as to avoid the crowds, or in the evening when you can have a majestic view of the sunset over the skyline. Plant an Experience Tree. Put yourself back in Hamiltonâs narrative as you listen to Jimmy tell the stories of the Revolutionary War, the crafting of the Constitution, the origin of the countryâs bank, and the infamous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Be sure to take a moment to soak in all the sights. Your eyes widen. Find a Duplicator Tree, and duplicate a diamond block! A tour of the city's largest and most well-known park by horse and carriage is the best way to take in its sights, including the pond, carousel and famous fountains. Travelers who are tired of the hustle and bustle of city life are in for a treat when they visit New York in the summer. Get the L from Manhattan. but not willing to spend money on the ferry? So even if you canât get a table at a hip restaurant, donât fret as you can just get the same great food off the streets, and at the fraction of the price! - VN. A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (asliceofbrooklyntours.com; $80/€67pp) stops at Grimaldi's and L&B Spumoni Gardens. You might have seen the library in blockbusters such as The Day After Tomorrow, Ghostbusters, and Spiderman, as well as in TV shows such as Person of Interest and Gossip Girl. You pass through a web of suspension cables. Standing 30 feet (9.1 meters) above ground on an abandoned railway track and stretching for 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), this landscaped park covers the cityâs vibrant neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hellâs Kitchen.