Are you thinking about heading on vacation to New York? It’s an incredibly popular destination and a place where escaping the crowds is almost impossible. Almost, but not quite. If you want to visit the city without being lost in the mad rush, there is a way to do it. Here are a few tips that we recommend you take on board and places you can go.
Head To Central Park
The park is absolutely massive. You might think that the park is going to be crowded all year around and...well, it is. But in the summer, there’s always a stretch of green, perfect for a quiet picnic. You can relax, enjoy a moment or two and the trees actually block out the noise of the streets rather beautifully.
Alternatively, head down to the park in the evening for a quiet ride through the green haven. Or, hire a rider to take you on a magical drip down movie memory lane as you see some of the sites that will surely be familiar from the biggest and best New York set Hollywood blockbusters.
Climb Up The Rock
Alternatively, just a stone throw away from the park, you’ll find the Rockefeller Center. If you don’t want to brave the crowds inside the building, why not instead get on top of it. This is just one of the many new view points around the city, and it’s definitely the best. You’ll be able to see a brilliant, beautiful bird's Eye view of Central Park flat out below you and it’s often quite quiet and peaceful up on top. Again, this is a trip you definitely want to take just as the sun begins to set.
Forget The MET
The MET is a rather wonderful place to visit, but it is often jam-packed with tourists wandering around completely clueless. The MoMA Ps1 is a different type of art exhibit that is just as dazzling, if not more so. One of the most monumental pieces you can find here is called Meeting. It’s just an empty room with seats around the edge and a hole in the ceiling. But if you visit at sunset, you’ll see the walls illuminate in an array of colors, and the effect is absolutely mesmerizing. You definitely need to see this if you visit NYC.
Avoid The Busy Streets
This great post to read states that thousands of pedestrians are injured in NYC every year. If you want to avoid the traffic jams and the apparent danger, you may want to think about taking to the river. You can hire a boat to glide along the Hudson instead, and there are Yacht Charters too. As such, there’s a choice suitable for every type of budget.
Or, if you don’t want to take to the water, you can always just walk alongside it. The Hudson Riverside Park is a great place for quiet, peaceful stroll and might be a romantic way to spend at least one day in New York.
We hope you see now that there are plenty of ways to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple and still have a wonderful time.