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Definitive Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Your Break In New York

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about some great things to do while you’re visiting New York. I hope you enjoy her article!


New York is known as The City That Never Sleeps for a reason. If you want to take a sam-trotman-771770-unsplashbreak in New York, there are both exciting and relaxing destinations to meet your preference. New York is filled with unique architecture like the Chrysler Building, which was built to show off the Art Deco movement. It has famous cultural hotspots like Times Square, where commerce and art often mix. And the entire city is known as the Capital of Modern Art due to its numerous museums.

Art Capital Of The World

Two cities have laid claim to the title of the Art Capital of The World before; Paris and New York. It brewed into something of a rivalry between the two cities, which is why in 1928 the Chrysler Building was erected. The Chrysler, the Empire State Building, and many famous skyscrapers in New York were designed in the Art Deco style to assert its dominance in the worlds of both art and architecture. We recommend them if you have an interest in art history.

If you’re not that interested in seeing how art can be applied to architecture, you may find Broadway more to your liking. Broadway is one of the most famous theatre districts in the world, to the point that being a successful stage actor is often referred to as “making it on Broadway.” If you’d prefer classical art, on the other hand, we recommend the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is the largest art museum in the U.S. and has one of the largest collections in the world.

Famous Centers Of Commerce

If you’re more interested in seeing what the businesses of New York have to offer, we recommend the Rockefeller Center. The top of The Rock is another place many people visit for the view, but the Rockefeller Center itself is a center of business so large that the word mall seems inadequate. We also recommend a visit to Times Square. This intersection is considered the greatest center of capitalism in the world and is famous for its billboards and neon lights.

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Sports, Shopping, And Outdoor Activities

Shopping is a must in New York. With malls like Macy’s and Bloomies, one can find fashionable clothes and jewelry in one location. When it comes to sports, know that New York has a team for every major American sport.

In several sports, such as baseball, they even have multiple professional teams. The Mets and the Yankees, two baseball teams, each have their own stadiums and engage in a heated rivalry called the Subway Series every year.

If you’re more interested in enjoying the outdoors and some physical activity yourself, we recommend a walk through Central Park. Central Park has been free to enter since 1858, and sports well-maintained attractions like Belvedere Castle and the Shakespeare Gardens. The park is filled with trees that turn a majestic gold and red during autumn, and many other unique plants to keep guests interested.

New York is a big place, with a lot to see. You can enjoy American culture and business by buying a ticket near Times Square to Broadway at the same time. The Rockefeller Center is close enough to offer a view of Central Park from on high, while the Empire State Building is known for its view as the sun sets. And in the evening, hundreds of thousands of people gather in locales like Yankee Stadium to watch one of its many sports teams compete.

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