A trip to New York City obviously includes seeing the Statue of Liberty and Times Square, but there’s more to this fabulous city than that. Check out these fabulous attractions that you might not have heard of before.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This place has been around since 1910 and is the site of the Sakura Matsuri Festival. Most people don’t add this to their itinerary, but you’ll be glad you did.
If history is what you love, this attraction has remnants of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, including the Unisphere, which made an appearance in the movie “Men in Black.”
South Street Seaport
In the midst of the skyscrapers, it can be hard to remember that New York City is on the water in certain areas. This seaport is home to shopping and a fleet of historic ships.
Astoria Park Pool
This public pool is one of the largest in the United States and is underneath the RFK Bridge.
The Bushwick Starr
This out of the way theater is where many up and coming talents stage their shows here. There are only 60 seats so get your tickets early.
For the superhero in you, this fantastic store is chock full of comics, toys and collecter’s items.
This traffic-free island is perfect for riding your bike or taking a stroll. It’s just a short ferry ride over to get there.
If you happen to be in New York City at the end of May or in the middle of July, you can catch the sun setting perfectly between the buildings in Manhattan.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
See taxidermy, death masks and other macabre exhibits at this musuem dedicated to all things death and dying.
Peter Pan Bakery
For inexpensive treats and a walk back to the 1950’s, you don’t want to miss the Peter Pan Bakery.
Travel & Leisure Tip/Fact #1
Sightseeing tours can be very fulfilling, especially when you have the chance to visit your favorite city. There are so many types of tours to choose from including bus tours and helicopter tours among others. One of the things you cannot forget to do when planning for a tour is knowing which city attractions are a must visit for you and the areas that you just have to experience before the tour is over. This kind of planning ensures that you get the very best of the city within the set tour time.
Travel & Leisure Tip/Fact #2
Tuscany is one of Italy's most renowned regions for many compelling reasons. Deemed to be an absolutely romantic spot, Tuscany makes people fall in love with its gorgeous countryside, wonderful cuisine, mountain paths, breezy sea coast and pleasant sunny weather.
Travel & Leisure Tip/Fact #3
Are you an airport people watcher? You can tell a lot about people by the stuff they carry around. Every suitcase has a story to tell. Take a minute to look around the luggage hall. What do you see? Can you pick the: Hoarders from the minimalists? Business travellers from the tourists? Frequent flyers from novices? Let's have a little fun. Have light-hearted look around to see what people check in or try to take onboard.