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New York City is home to many attractions and it can often be overwhelming choosing where to visit as the Big Apple is brimming with so many activities. However, fret not as we have compiled the ultimate bucket list which will make you want to throw away your guidebook.
Visit Central Park
This is probably one of the most obvious choices, but it is definitely a 'must do' that should not be forgotten. Undeniably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is far from ordinary. It is full of attractions, panoramic views and music and performance centers. The park is open from 6:00am to 1:00am, so the visiting times are very flexible. Whether you want to have a picnic, take a walk or even go on a Central Park tour, you will be sure to enjoy your time at this renowned landmark. Some noteworthy places at the park are Literary Walk, Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn and the carousel.
Cross Brooklyn Bridge
This iconic landmark that stretches across the East River was opened in 1883 in order to carry traffic between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge is featured in many famous films including Spiderman and Godzilla. A stroll across this bridge is an ideal way to take in the beautiful views of both Brooklyn and Manhattan. The walk can take from half an hour to an hour depending on your speed and whether you keep stopping to admire the picturesque views. Although the bridge is open 24 hours a day, we recommend visiting when the sun is just about to set!
Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
This is a must-see that will be an emotional experience to say the least. The memorial is the outdoors part and it is free to wander around here. The museum itself is the place that will tug at your heartstrings. It is full of heart-breaking artifacts and displays that will be sure to touch you. It is the country's main institution that explores the implications of the events of 9/11 and the constant significance of this tragic event.
Go to a baseball game
Whether you're an avid sports fan or not, attending a baseball game will make you feel like you're a local. The atmosphere itself will be worth the trip to the stadium, plus the tickets won't break the bank so you have no excuses! Basketball season runs from April to October and the New York Yankees often play six times a week so you will have plenty of time to catch a game.
Visit the New York Botanical Garden
A trip to the New York Botanical garden is a must; the garden is teemed with colourful plants, trees and gardens. It compromises of a Rose Garden, a Children's Adventure Garden, multiple arboretums, a forest, a wetland trail and much more. What's more, it hosts many beloved events like winter's "Holiday Train Show" and the "Orchid Show" which attract both tourists and locals. So why not step away from the skyscrapers and bustling sidewalks of the city and be at one with nature in this beautiful sanctuary.