When you visit NYC it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of this fast-moving metropolis. Even for a brief weekend, your itinerary can seem endless. However, make sure you don’t miss out on the one thing that New York can deliver that will not disappoint anyone, the views. William Bailey Travel reviews the best place you won’t want to miss. From Manhattan to the Bronx and beyond, take time to stop and enjoy the masterpiece itself that is New York City.
Visiting the Met is on many bucket lists of course as the building contains some of the most amazing art in the world. However, don’t forget that the beauty this building has to offer extends beyond its walls and continues into the Met Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar. Take the roof elevator to be delighted with drinks, food, and art (there is a sculpture garden on the roof space) as well as some of the most stunning views of the Manhattan skyline you could imagine.
For those that want a little green space with their city views, hit up Battery Park City. It is located in Manhattan along the Hudson River. The Esplanade offers plenty of walking paths, benches, and public art. It also offers unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
One of the most iconic ways to see the city is at the Empire State Building. For obvious reasons, one of its most visited features is the observation deck. The decks have been immortalized in such films as Sleepless in Seattle and An Affair to Remember. There is an indoor and outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor. The Art Deco tower of this building is topped by 102nd floor observatory. This however is completely enclosed, and quite a bit smaller than the 86th floor observatories, either of which you choose affords impressive panoramic views of the city.
These may only be a few of the many places to enjoy the views, but they represent a few of the best and most iconic in history. Each of them offers their own unique take of this globally recognized city and are a great place to begin.