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Visiting New York City - A guide for travelers and tourist (Hub Answer)

Updated on December 12, 2014

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The Great Lawn
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Tavern On The Green
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Central Park New York

Well since I'm a native of New York City, I would invite any and all travelers to our awesome city, they can try their explorations at our best city park known as "Central Park", which is famous for showing itself in many Manhattan films showcased worldwide, nature restoration, beauty & for many social activity areas.

Central Park is also a great place to explore NYC's historical nature restorations areas, you can meet new people, and there's some pretty awesome concerts the great park has to offer during springtime & summer seasons each year, maybe even catch some cool events along the way.

There's the Great lawn or Sheep Meadow, which features a huge spacious area for group events (historically it was home for a flock of sheep back in 1864 til 1934) thus the name Sheep Meadow.

Today it serves a purpose for community engagement, sun bathers, recreation activities like frisbee throwing, hacky sack (foot bag), and many other cool group interactions, family gatherings, and social fun. Located inside of central park off of 67th Street & Central Park West.

The famous Tavern On The Green restaurant, which is a cool place where people go to dine, for tea time, and just to socialize. Located inside of central park at 67th Street and Central Park West, near the Great Lawn.

The Central Park Zoo, is a cool place located between 59th and 64th Streets, and can be visited by either bus, train, or automobile. The Zoo is open to all of the Park community, adults, children, family, and they feature many programs for tourist as well, allowing for a great experience in Central Park.

Our Lady Liberty


Satue of Liberty

Every tourist or world traveler should visit the Statue of Liberty, because it makes that of even their own great voyage to such a great historical place of New York City complete. New York City has been the most well known ports to the Eastern worlds water ways, and has allowed access to the land of the Americas via its shining ports, so all this history comes with a visit to the statue as well.

Historically our great city has been responsible for allowing immigrants from all over the globe to migrate through our ports throughout the years, and the statue represents this journey, of making New York City a home for millions of people & for all whom came to gain access to the land of opportunity, true liberty, and amongst all of our core values, that of freedom & justice for all.

The statue of liberty stands for such great virtues, and is something all New Yorkers are proud of expressing in many ways, and have grown to love & cherish, as well as celebrate by paying this great statue a visit, via ferry boat ride for a small fee of, $13 adults, $10 seniors, and $5 for children. It makes for an awesome experience climbing up the spiral stairs of lady liberty, and is perfect for taking memorable pictures as well.

I live in Queens but love visiting Manhattan travel takes time

I recently went to Manhattan for a really cool even just last evening. It was a multicultural event where folks got to see from the perspective of some of the top YouTuber's who have become successful on that platform.

I turned out to be a wonderful evening, but it did take me quite sometime to get there due to the transit system malfunctioning all throughout my travels there. I must say New York City is one of those highly predictable places when it comes to mode of travel, and especially by using their transit system or even by car. You just never know what's lies up ahead. So if you plan anything in terms of timing schedule based, maybe plan an extra hour ahead prior to your expected arrival time.

Next time I have an event like that to go to I will most definitely head out to Manhattan 3-4 hours ahead, because it was something I didn't want to miss out on.

Q&A Response

This hub was in a response to a great question in the Q&A area:

Which activities and events would you recommend for a single traveler to New York City in May?

Asked by a fellow hubber known as Gerg


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hi @Bankcottage Your New York City travels is pretty thorough, nice. Yeah the city life definitely gets sparked up during the spring and summer seasons, and even in the early parts of the fall, mainly because people tend to come out more often in greater numbers from their hibernation mode, as my mother use to put it.

      I just can't wait to visit other places world wide, since I've lived here my entire life, and only visited other parts of the United Stated thus far.

      I like Lincoln Center too, I use to go there each summer with my mom, back when she was alive, and we watched many shows there during the summer, & outdoors there as well.

      Awesome insightful comment, I'll definitely be seeing you soon in your hubs as well, thanks for sharing with me as well. See ya soon.

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      bankscottage 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I love going to NYC (but only for a few days and then I enjoy going home). We tend to go in the winter but have been very lucky with the weather. We were there in January and had a few days where the weather was in the 50's and 60's and sunny. We spent a great afternoon walking around Central Park. There was a great acappella group (2 or 3 guys) singing under the steps at the Bethesda Fountain. With the acoustics and their method of singing, 2 guys could sound like a large choir.

      We like to take in a play and maybe go to a jazz club. Went to Dizzy's Club at the Lincoln Center. Fantastic!

      In the winter, some things aren't open, but those that are, the lines are usually shorter. Barely waited to go to get on the Statue of Liberty ferry and the 9/11 Memorial (try to go to both).

      As Dudley Moore says in "Arthur" ".. drive through the Park. I love the Park."

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @sholland10, @dmop, & @hectordang,

      New York City is definitely a unique place to visit let alone to have grown up in as a child.

      I'm glad each one of you actually have enjoyed my NYC travelers hub here. Its always nice to meet new people digitally & on hubpages, and I can't wait to begin reading many of your hubs as well, thanks for sharing with me here. Until we meet again.

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      hectordang 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks, I used to live in Brooklyn around the Park Slope area. I agree with the place you listed in this hub! Given that I'm going there this summer for vacation, I'll read your hub again when the time gets closer!

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I haven't made it to New York yet, though it is one of the places I'd like to visit one day. I will keep it in mind, especially if I decide to venture to New York one day. Great Hub, thanks for writing it, voted up and useful.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I LOVE NYC!! I visit every summer, and what is a trip to NYC without a stroll through Central Park?? This is a wonderful hub for people who don't know NY. The one place I have never been is the Statue of Liberty (not in Central Park - lol). I have gone by it while taking a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, but I haven't had the urge to stand in line for it. Maybe this summer. Thanks for Sharing!! Votes and shares! :-)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Yes I love New York City too, it's a great place to enjoy a night out on the town, and there's loads of restaurants to choose from, also the health movement has sprouted many healthy locations in lower Manhattan to get an awesome bight to eat as well.

      I especially love Central park in the summer time, I go there a lot, and its just nice to play around in the park like a young child at times.

      Thanks @ Mpoche4 for sharing your kind comment with me, and I'm catch up to you soon on your hub as well. I got a whole lot of ground to cover in the next coming days. See ya soon.

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      Michal 5 years ago from Baton Rouge, LA

      No matter how many times you go to New York, I don't think you will ever see it all. There is so much to do, see and taste that it is always an adventure. Every time that I go back, it seems that it is (every year or so) completely different as my perspective changes!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hey Gerg how are ya budd, yup you asked such a great question, and so I gave it a try with this informative hub as my best answer, the funny thing is I was already planning to start writing travel hubs to NYC, and your question fit right in place.

      Thanks for asking such a good question, and for sharing with me today. I'm planning on providing many more hubs for helping people with travel, planning events in New York City, and for fun experiences here as well.

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      Gerg 5 years ago from California

      CE - thank you for the great tips! I thought I'd heard that Tavern on the Green was closed, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Much appreciated ~


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @ The Finance hub for giving my cool hub a try, I'm sure you'll love the city here, there's many attractions to enjoy, and explore, just look up more resources prior to travels, and you'll be set. I'll be providing a transit guide soon, and short cuts to learn better ways of understanding it all, enjoy!

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      The Finance Hub 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Great hub!!! NYC seems like an awesome place to travel! Voted up and interesting. Hope that you enjoy my hubs as well!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for sharing with me Georgie, and its nice to know that you enjoyed my new hub for New York City Travels. I'm in the process of developing many more hubs for such a purpose, to make useful these awesome tourist attractions & places of interest in NYC, known to many in seek of it all.

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      georgiecarlos 5 years ago from Philippines

      Great hub!I especially appreciate this as I am going to New York this April! I hope you can add more things to see/do in NYC in this list though!