Day 3: Visiting some of the Famous Museums in New York and Shopping!
So, you`ve been visiting the highlights on Day 1, saw the Statue of Liberty and Central Park on Day 2, now it`s time to explore the city some more. This depends on your interests, if you want to immerse yourself into culture at the amazing museums NY has to offer or go on a shopping spree or both 🙂
The Guggenheim where modern and contemporary international art meet each other, is located at 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street. (Getting there.)
The museum is closed on Thursdays. For more information on the hours and admission.
Metropolitan Museum of Arts
The Met, Metropolitan Museum of Arts, is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City’s Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets, Getting there).
The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information on the hours and admission.
The MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, which is located in midtown Manhattan, at 11 West Fifty-third Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. (Getting there) The MoMa is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.
Keep in mind that the museum is closed on Tuesdays and open later on open until 8:45 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. More info on the hours.
These are just a few of the museums in NYC. Here`s a full list of all museums in New York.
While you`re in this fashion city of the world, I`m sure some of you want to do some shopping as well 😉 And trust me, plenty of places to go for that!
You can check out the designer shops at Fifth Avenue with all the big names like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany`s,… but also Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch and so many more.
And then there are the big department stores like Lord & Taylor, SAKS 5th Avenue, Barney`s, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale`s. These are beautiful during the Holiday Seasons with their window displays.
If you`re at Bloomingdale`s, make a stop at the nearby Serendipity 3 (located at 225 East 60th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) for some of their famous chocolate desserts!
If you`re at Bergdorf Goodman, located at 58th Street and 5th Ave, have lunch at their restaurant or afternoon tea and you`ll get treated to a gorgeous view over Central Park!
For more shopping and cute little boutiques, check out Greenwhich Village, Soho and Little Italy. And don`t forget Canal Street for bargains!
If you have kids with you on this city trip, don`t forget to make a stop at the big Toys R Us with a Ferris wheel in the store or the giant piano at FAO Schwarz! Check out these top 5 kid-friendly excursions.
Of course there is so much more to do like a Sex and the City tour, visiting Harlem, Brooklyn or make a day trip to Long Island to go to the beaches or try some wine tasting.
Don`t forget to check these helpful tips if you travel to the USA and the passport requirements you need.
I also came across this great article on free things in NYC at GloboTreks.com.
*: MoMa photo is based on a work at commons.wikimedia.org.
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