There’s no limit to the things to do or see in New York but you’ll definitely not want to miss climbing to the top of the iconic Empire State Building. This Art Deco beauty was the tallest building in the world for 40 years so the panoramas from the top are awe-inspiring, to say the least. You can climb up to the popular 86th floor, but consider splurging a little for the 102nd to get a private view. Afterward, be sure to stop by the 9/11 memorial, One World Trade Center, locally dubbed “Freedom Tower.” It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,776 feet. Another must-see is Grand Central Park—a glorious 843 acres of gardens, meadows, and waterways. There are bunches of cool attractions, including various statues, Belvedere Castle, Central Park Carousel, and the Obelisk, a towering Egyptian monolith, which dates back 2,000 years. There’s plenty to do here too—you can go bike riding or skating, join a yoga class, groove to live concerts, or simply enjoy the fresh flowers and trees throughout the year. Central Park also houses the famous Conservatory Garden, a calm and relaxing sculpted garden. It’s a quiet place for a stroll in English, French and Italian-style gardens.

Built from 1869 to 1883 by 600 workers, the Brooklyn Bridge, made in the USA has influenced the hearts and minds of New Yorkers for decades. You can join a guided walking tour or do your own jaunt across the suspension. The entrance begins at the intersection of Tillary Street and Adams Street. Look for the collection of love locks near the Manhattan Tower—the padlocks there are a tribute to everlasting love. Times Square at night is like daylight, so your photos will actually come out better and it’s quite atmospheric to see the entirety of Times Square lit up like its Christmas–everyday. Take a USA East Coast trip.

There’s about a million cool eateries and the best places to eat in NYC list is ever-changing, however there is something to be said for the foods that make me miss big apple. That list is fairly constant and includes bagels, pizza, and Chinese food. If you’re looking for a sit-down joint, look no further than Joe’s Pizza. This old-style New Yorker pizza is a thin and flexible triangle of cheesy deliciousness. The crust is lightly toasted and the toppings are just right—not too rich or heavy. If you are fond of Indian food visit the Michelin star restaurant of Chef Vikas Khanna Junoon. The food is simply Great! New Yorkers love their coffee; why not begin your day with one thing new. For shopping I would recommend Macy’s and Woodbury Commons. I consider 7 days in New York to be the sweet spot for being able to explore New York without being rushed. New Year’s Eve in New York City….is definitely something to experience once. holidays are a magical time in New York City due to the Christmas windows at the stores, but you’ll pay a premium to be in New York around this time.