With the ongoing pandemic causing continuous closures and re-openings of all manner of businesses, attractions, and even destinations you might be wondering what is currently open in New York City. While all of the suggestions listed are currently up and running, new developments -especially with the ongoing Omicron variant – can result in closures. If you’re planning a trip several months out you will want to be sure to double-check that requirements haven’t changed.
1. See The Statue Of Liberty
This iconic American statue is definitely worth adding to your list of things to see! There are several ways you can view the Statue of Liberty, including a tour featuring it. If you’re looking to view it on your own, One World Observatory offers one of the best views of the statue.
2. Explore Some Of NYC’S Museums
New York City is home to some of the world’s most renowned museums, and they are all worth a visit! Consider visiting the American Museum Of Natural History to learn more about the history of the world – the museum features exhibits ranging from dinosaur skeletons to historical human artifacts. If you love art, you’ll also want to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as The Museum Of Modern Art.
3. Times Square
Whether you’re looking to go shopping or just want to check out this world-famous spot, Times Square is an excellent stop for any trip to New York. A couple of fun things to do include visiting Madame Tussaud’s New York and getting some delicious candy at Hershey’s Chocolate World.
4. Explore Central Park
New York’s Central Park has a little something for everyone! You’ll want to consider checking out Belvedere Castle – a sprawling lookout point constructed in the late 1800s. If you’re looking for spots to take some great vacation photos, Bethesda Fountain, as well as the Conservatory Garden, are gorgeous locations. Finally, for fun for the whole family, consider a visit to the Central Park Zoo.
5. Stop By St. Patrick’s Cathedral
This gorgeous Roman catholic church was originally built in the late 1800s and is an excellent spot for sightseeing as well as a great subject for photos. In addition to taking in the gorgeous architecture, you also have the option of going on a tour of the insane of the cathedral.
6. Stroll The High Line
If you’re looking for a relatively laid-back way to enjoy some fresh air and a one-of-a-kind park, consider visiting the High Line. This city park consists of a 1.45-mile linear park consisting of an elevated walking trail lined with gorgeous views and lush greenery.
7. Catch A Broadway Show
After a long hiatus, Broadway shows have finally begun opening their doors again! If you’re planning a trip to New York, spending an evening watching one of these high-quality, world-famous shows is sure to make for a memorable time. Consider seeing a classic show such as The Phantom of the Opera, or check out a newer musical like Six or Hadestown.
8. Take A Trip To Coney Island
This neighborhood is famous for its amusement area and attractions such as the New York Aquarium. While many of these attractions were temporarily closed during the pandemic, many are now once again open! If you’re planning a visit in the winter, you’ll want to check out the Abe Stark Rink as well as pay a visit to the aquarium. If you’re planning a summer or spring visit, many of the amusement park rides are set to open for the season in April. Finally, be sure to check out some special events, such as the annual Mermaid Parade in June.
9. Check Out Spyscape
If you’re looking for something fun and quirky to do in the city, a visit to Spyscape is the option for you! This interactive museum features some hands-on exhibits such as a hall of lasers, as well as spy memorabilia. Tickets are available for purchase online.
10. Experience Sleep No More
Here’s a hidden gem! Based on the Shakespearian play Macbeth, this immersive theatre experience adds a haunting film noir twist to the piece. You’ll traverse the venue – the McKittrick Hotel – freely, taking in performances or meeting performers at your own pace. The show opens its run in February 2022, and tickets are currently available online.
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