Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Explore New York: Best Ways to Do It!

With one of the largest cities in the world, it’s no surprise that one of the best ways to explore New York on foot. To capture the soul of this bustling mega-metropolis and immerse yourself in its colorful, sounding sights, meet the locals and admire its architecture, you can immerse yourself in the city itself. Of course, this city is huge, so grouping the attractions you want to visit by neighborhood saves you a lot of time, money and energy. So there’s a good chance Brooklyn will be crowded, but we’ll cover an area for you.

Walk, Walk, Walk

There’s a lot going on on the streets of New York, and if planning and orientation are not your strength, you can choose from an almost endless hiking tour focusing on everything from food to history. If architecture is your thing, the Municipal Art Society of New York is a good choice.

Otherwise, Free Tours on Foot offers $35 paid tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn, including a tour of the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty. All are run by licensed guides, native New Yorkers who know the city better than anyone and who are happy to pass on their knowledge.

Embark on a Cruise

They offer themed tours of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center, as well as tours of the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Park.

If your budget is tight, take the commuter ferry, which costs $2.75 each way and has a maximum capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour (or 1,500 per day). From the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building to skyscrapers, they offer some of the best free activities in New York City. Hop on the New York Water Taxi, a service that stops at Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Park, and gives you the chance to explore New York at your own pace without the hassle of a taxi ride.

See the City from Above

There are countless ways to explore New York City, but seeing everything from above is a truly fascinating experience, and I’m sure there are many more.

Whether you’re climbing the city’s famous landmarks or just strolling along the High Line or Brooklyn Heights Promenade, you can experience an unparalleled visual feast. Other places that offer equally stunning sights, albeit from a different perspective, include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center, to name a few. The most unusual observatory in the city is Top Rock, a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a view of the skyline for the price of a cocktail. For an unforgettable experience, it’s worth braving the crowds on the top of the New York City skyline and taking a look at the Manhattan skyline from above.

While this exciting experience does not come cheap, it allows you to capture epic shots of New York City and create memories that last a lifetime. If you want to see the Big Apple from an even broader perspective, almost nothing is possible with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. The fare is $1,500 for a one-hour flight from New Jersey to Manhattan, and you can fly over the city in style and comfort for just $2,000 per person. For a unique view of New York, take the Roosevelt Island Tram, which winds along the East River and offers views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Connect to the cable car and enjoy the tranquility of Roosevelt Island and the breathtaking views from the top of Manhattan’s tallest building.

I don’t know anything about you, but I’ve always been a big fan of the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Of course, this had to be my first introduction to the city that never sleeps, and I obviously had a lot of fun with it.

Go on a Movie Tour

If you’re looking for something like me, don’t leave New York City without at least visiting some of its famous places. If you do your research and explore New York on your own, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you choose a guided themed tour that takes you to one of the city’s most popular attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building or the Brooklyn Bridge.

Cycle Around

Cycling is a fun and inexpensive way to get around New York City, and the best and most scenic routes include some of the city’s most popular bike routes, such as the Hudson River Cycle Trail. With an increasing number of designated cycle paths and trails, you can get in touch with nature, reach wonderful viewpoints and circumnavigate the world while cycling to your heart’s content. It’s not Copenhagen, but Gossip Girl and Spider – you’ve lost it in the minds of New Yorkers with their love of cycling.

Hiking and cycling are a great way to get to the heart of a neighborhood, engage with people, and get to know this great city. The New York subway system is one of the largest and most extensive in the world, operating 24 hours a day and taking you anywhere. It may seem complicated to the first visitor, but there are free apps to help you understand how it all works. When it comes to long distances, there is no shortage of opportunities for long-distance travel between New Yorkers and their destinations.

There are many healthy restaurants, too!