Planning Your First Trip to New York

If you’ve never been to New York City before you probably want to add it to your bucket list. Below are a couple of recommendations for your first trip to the city that never sleeps. Although there are hundreds of things to do in New York, these suggestions will give you some of the more well known highlights.


Seeing a live theatrical performance should be required before leaving the big apple. There are a multitude of Broadway and off Broadway performance to choose from. Cabaret in New York City is an experience you probably don’t want to miss. You could very well spend an entire week in New York and see nothing but theater, but you should probably try to see a couple of other sites.

Central Park

New York is a highly condensed town. It’s been developed as much as possible, and there aren’t many individual green spaces to enjoy. This is what makes Central Park all the more valuable. This is a great place to take a stroll, enjoy water fountains and take a horse carriage ride.

The Statue of Liberty

She’s one of the most recognizable statues in the world, and she’s an iconic symbol of freedom. Just be prepared for a crowd, she’s one of the most popular attractions in the city.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

There are several different museums to choose from, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art (often referred to as “the Met”) is probably the most popular – and for good reason too. This attraction houses over 2 million individual pieces of art.

Grand Central Station

This historic landmark has been featured prominently in hundreds of movies. It’s also a central hub for getting around the entire city. If you can’t find a train to get you where you need to go, you’ll certainly get to a connection point from here. You’ll get to see some amazing architecture too.