There are so many different things to do in the New York area that it would take a lifetime to do them all. New York City is the most populous city in America with more than 8.5 million residents. If you are thinking of going to the Big Apple, consider these four vacation ideas.
Visit the Hamptons
The median home value in the South Hamptons is $8.5 million dollars. This series of towns tucked away on the east end of Long Island offers visitors a chance to reconnect with their more natural side. For example, consider staying at The Baker House 1650 where you can relax by the pool, hike across the gorgeous property or receive a treatment in the spa. Since the Hamptons are located close to the water, surfing and standup paddleboarding are popular here. The area has several boutiques just waiting for you to visit. Antique hunters love the many shopping destinations.
Best known as the location of the big ball drop on New Year’s Eve, Central Park has much to offer visitors. See the weather exhibits in Belvedere Castle, ride the carousel, and listen to the live entertainment at the Victorian Gardens. Alternatively, jog on the trails surrounding Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Ice skating is a popular winter activity in this park that spreads across 843 acres.
Coney Island in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn is a unique place to visit. Prior to the start of World War II, this area was the largest amusement area in the United States. Unfortunately, those amusement parks closed. They were even given a funeral by Fred Trump, father of President Trump. Today, visitors find about 50 amusement rides. Enjoy a hot dog and a beer at the original Nathan’s. The Boardwalk offers some interesting shopping. Be aware, however, that unlike the Hamptons, most of this area is open only in the summer.
More than 12 million people choose to see a Broadway show each year. There are more than 40 Broadway houses. For most shows, you want a ticket that is at least eight rows back, but avoid the ends of aisles where views can sometimes be blocked. Many restaurants in the area are very expensive, but consider having a drink at Bar Centrale or Sardi’s after the show.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Big Apple. You can relax by reconnecting with your natural side in the Hamptons, explore Central Park, ride the remaining rides on Coney Island or see a show on Broadway.
About the author: Anica is a professional content and copywriter from San Francisco, California. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she’s used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here. For an ultimate in luxury accommodations, Anica strongly recommends checking out The Baker House 1650 on your next New York vacation.