The Big Apple – it’s a world-famous destination that has tens of millions of people flocking there every year. It’s a destination that crops up in many Hollywood and blockbuster films, as well as huge television series that have taken the world by storm over the past few decades. There’s no wonder so many people want to be a part of the action by taking a trip there to spot the landmarks they so often see on their screens.
Since 1991, the number of visitors to the city has nearly tripled, proving that interest in New York isn’t declining any time soon. These incredible visitor stats mean the tourism economy is booming, so you won’t be short of awe-inspiring activities while during your next visit. For a smooth, comfortable journey that takes away the hassle, you can take a private jet directly to one of the airports nearby.
You may have your must-see landmarks secured on your itinerary, but in case you still need a little inspiration, here are three things that should be at the top of your list.
Visit the Empire State Building
Keen to take a trip up to one of the most impressive city viewpoints in the world? Head up to the 102nd floor in the Empire State Building to be wowed by 360-degree views. Expect skyscrapers aplenty, with the famous Hudson River carving its path through the concrete jungle. As you work your way around the building, you can try to spot key landmarks, from Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, far out into the distance. You’ll be up on the tallest building in the whole of New York after all, so you certainly won’t be disappointed when it comes to capturing incredible photographs.
A blissful haven amidst the bustling city, Central Park is the perfect space to visit while breaking up your sightseeing activities. As you work across all 843 acres, you can see the Conservatory Water, which features in many different films, as well as the Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Fields, which is a tribute to The Beatles’ John Lennon. Bow Bridge is another serene spot over the water to add to your list. If you have time to spare, it’s well worth taking a trip to The Central Park Zoo to spot polar bears, lions and rare tamarin monkeys.
Shop ‘til you drop
Why not inject a little retail therapy in between sights? 5th Avenue boasts some of the best flagship stores in the world. As you work your way down, you’ll come across the iconic Tiffany & Company and Chanel storefronts, with plenty more high-end and high-street retailers to spot along the way. Bloomingdales is another world-famous department store on this street, offering luxury goods since 1861.