Top 3 places in New York
As Frank Sinatra famously sang, ‘Start spreading the news.’
New York, New York. The Big Apple, the Empire State, truly an iconic city known the world over for its architecture, media, financial districts, shopping and entertainment.
New York is certainly up there at the top of a lot of people’s bucket lists and here’s why you should shift it from a, ‘Maybe next year,’ to a, ‘I’m booking my hotel at www.godesto.com right now.’
Affectionately referred to as The Center of the Universe, Times Square is a spectacle of lights and people. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, Times Square has been featured in an immeasurable amount of TV programs, films and video games.
Famous for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Times Square becomes the place to be for over 1 million visitors every year to watch the ball drop.
Keep your eyes peeled for a naked cowboy, too.
One of the most filmed locations in the world, Central Park sits in the very heart of New York City.
After the initial shock of walking into this vast expanse of nature after walking through the metropolitan streets of New York, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world. Numerous fountains, pathways and performers are all around Central Park, so there’s always something entertaining to watch or listen to.
All of the typical park critters seem to have become accustomed to humans so you’re likely to have friendly squirrels and birds happily walking up to you expecting a little treat.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970 and stands at 1,250ft tall.
The famous observation decks are on the 86th and 102nd floor and cost $34 (£25) for the 86th floor and $54 (£40) for access to both the 86th and 102nd floor.
Or, enjoy the premium experience with a 90 minute guided tour and VIP service for $175 (£129).
Believe it or not, the Empire State Building actually has its own ZIP code, which is 10118 due to the 1,000 businesses housed inside.
The Empire State Building has 73 lifts operating daily, including service lifts, which is just mind boggling, really, but the kicker is that the lift can take you from the ground floor to the 80th floor in less than 60 seconds.
So, what do you think of New York? There are plenty of other amazing places to see and things to do.