The concrete jungle is home to a wealth of experiences ranging from the top tourist hot spots like the Empire State Building, Central Park or Times Square to a realm of hidden gems and lesser known (but just as exciting) attractions. New York City is arguably one of the most popular cities in the world it is easy to get lost in the crowds and miss the true beauty of the cities magnificence . So pack your comfiest shoes and get ready to see what makes New York the city that dreams are made of.
The concrete jungle can feel overwhelming, especially for visitors who come from less crowded areas. Give your body and mind a break with a visit to Greenacre park. Escape to the sanctuary on 51st street between 2nd and 3rd avenue for a tranquil experience filled with greenery and a beautiful 25 foot waterfall right in the middle of the city where you can stay a little or stay a while.
Strictly speaking - New York is not known for it's farm culture, but many are not aware of the 2.5 acre urban farm situated on a beautiful rooftop in Brooklyn in the Navy Yard. Tours at Brooklyn Grange are run April through October and offer educational details on the process of urban farming in a big city. Not only will you learn something new it is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the incredible skyline views from the rooftop alongside trying some fresh produce!
Just in the big city for a couple of days and worry you may not be able to see all you have in mind? Fear not! The Queens Museum has you covered with a panoramic 9,335 square foot model of the city of New York. The model is inclusive of all five boroughs and features models of famous landmarks. Each street, park, bridge and building is repesented on the model cityscape - so you really can say you've seen it all!
The best way to save on travel costs is to be flexible in your dates of travel if you can. The best way to go about this epecially for a year-round popular destination like New York, is to travel outside out school holidays and big national holidays. This will help you save on transportation and recreational costs. The tail end of a season is generally the best time as crowds lessen oncce people return to school, university and work.
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