New York does not get the nickname “the City that Never Sleeps” because there is nothing to do. The city exerts a significant influence on the world’s education, research, art, finance, entertainment, technology, fashion, media, and commerce. Whether you are looking for something to do on our own or you want to show visitors a good time, New York has plenty of opportunities to keep you busy.
There are over 500 art galleries and 2,000 cultural and arts organizations in the Big Apple. In fact, the city has a larger arts budget than the National Endowment for the Arts. Perhaps no performing arts venue is more well-known that Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan. It plays host to 250 performances each season. New York is also home to the Juilliard School, the Metropolitan Opera, and Broadway.
Museum Mile in New York features some of the greatest visual arts exhibits on the planet. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the country. Divided among seventeen curatorial departments, there are more than two million works. Also located in NYC is the visually stunning Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, which is the permanent home for an expanding collection of early modern, impressionist, contemporary, and post-impressionist art.Go for a Walk in the Park
It may seem hard to believe that a city with over 8.5 million people would have quality parks, but New York City has some of the most well-known parks in the United States. 883-acre Central Park in middle-upper Manhattan is the most visited urban park in the nation. Here you can visit the Central Park Conservatory Garden, several ponds and lakes, the Jackie Onassis Reservoir, the Central Park Zoo, and two ice-skating rinks.
All of the major professional sports leagues are headquartered in New York City, and the metropolitan area is home to the most professional teams of any city. New York is known as the “Capital of Baseball” since teams in the city have won 35 Major League Baseball World Series.
Currently, the city is home to the New York Yankees, who play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, and the New York Mets, who play at CitiField in Queens. There are also two minor league baseball teams, the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones.
New York plays host to several world-renowned annual events. More than a million people flock to the city each year and even more tune in on TV to witness the New Year’s Eve ball drop at Times Square. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is another must-see attraction.
When you are in a city that is known for fast-paced lifestyles, sometimes you want to slow it down a bit. There are several options, including Asanda Aveda Spa Lounge where you can get deep tissue massages and botanical treatments. Aire Ancient Baths offers cavernous pools that are great for kicking back and relaxing.
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