We’ve compiled a list of our top 8 NYC attractions that you won’t want to miss in this incredible city. Even better, because it’s so easy to make friends while staying at The Webster Apartments, you can explore together.
If you’ve dreamt of living in New York City, then you’ve envisioned yourself visiting some of our big attractions. And if you’re here for a shortened summer internship, then you’ll want to make sure you prioritize that list!
And now that we are in the wake of COVID-19, many of our destinations for visitors are reopening. Check out our list below of New York hot spot staples to visit when you have limited weekends to explore the city.
Statue of Liberty
It seems impossible to spend any amount of time in New York without a visit to one of our most iconic destinations. You can take a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty and spend an afternoon roaming the park and museum on the island where it stands. At this time, the interior of the statue is closed due to COVID restrictions, but that won’t take away from the beauty of seeing Lady Liberty in person.
Empire State Building
The Empire State building is one of the most recognizable buildings in our skyline. And not only that but the view from the top can’t be beaten! Built 91 years ago, it’s rich in history, which you can read about as you walk through. Be sure to plan ahead and purchase your tickets online here.
Central Park is quintessentially NYC. While no tickets or plans are needed, only a beautiful day will make it even more perfect. Grab some friends from Webster and head out and explore the many corners of the park or bring a blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy the sun and a picnic. And coming back this year is the SummerStage and Shakespeare in the Park!
Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock
Home to the Rockefeller ice rink, the most iconic Christmas tree in the United States, NBC studios, and the Rainbow Room. Rockefeller Center should be at the top of your list if you have limited time in the city this summer. Enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants and then take in the view at Top of the Rock! Before you head over, purchase your tickets online here.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
While you’re visiting Rockefeller Center, be sure to look across the street at another NYC landmark, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The sheer beauty of the architecture will leave you in awe. You can take in the beauty outside, and also purchase tickets for an indoor tour here.
Tea at The Plaza Hotel
The Palm Court at The Plaza is an iconic stop for afternoon tea when visiting the city. This attraction is a splurge and reservations are required. If you’re looking for an over-the-top elegant NYC experience, tea at The Plaza will not disappoint!
Speaking of splurging, a walk down Fifth Avenue is a treat! Far and away, the most well-known street for shopping on the East Coast. Even if you’re not buying, you can window shop as you stroll past Tiffany, Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and so many more.
Finally, when you think of NYC, you must think of Times Square! The New Year’s Eve ball drop, the crossroads of the world, and probably the most visited spot in the city. You haven’t seen New York City unless you’ve stopped here. In a city that famously never sleeps, Times Square’s vibrance further reflects that sentiment.
Don’t Miss Your Chance To Explore NYC
We hope you make time to explore all the big attractions our beloved city has to offer. Our list of the top 8 NYC attractions not to miss is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more iconic spots to check out with your friends at Webster!