These things to do in NYC focus on incredible buildings and bridges – such as the truly immense Yankee Stadium, opened 2009 – that are all icons of the Big Apple
Whitney Museum of American Art
Reopened to great buzz in 2015, the new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art, found in the chic and stylish Meatpacking District, is now one of Manhattan’s most striking buildings. The angular structure cost $422 million to build!
There are eight stories to explore, all dedicated to blockbuster works of art ranging from the 20th to the 21st centuries. The upper levels of this jagged, shiny structure, designed by architect Renzo Piano, also boast wonderful views of the Big Apple, the High Line and the Hudson River to the west.
This two-hour tour takes in some of the collection’s most famous works, by the likes of Jacob Lawrence and Georgia O’Keeffe! Book it now!
Second on our list of things to do in NYC for lovers of trailblazing structures is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge – one of the famous bridges in the world.
Construction started on the steel-wired suspension bridge back in 1869, and it finally opened in 1883, measuring 1,825 metres (or 1.13 miles). Fun fact: showman P.T. Barnum was asked by the city to walk 21 elephants across the bridge in 1884 to demonstrate to the public how strong it was!
This two-hour bike tour of the bridge departs at 1pm daily, and begins and ends at 145 Nassau St. Book it now!
Macy’s Herald Square
The wonder of Macy’s Herald Square is its sheer, near-incomprehensible size – especially on the tiny island of Manhattan, where space is hard to come by! Covering 2,500,000 square feet (1,500,000 of which is retail space), it is one of the largest department stores in America.
Opened in 1902, it boasts 11 floors and fabulously retro wooden elevators (it was the first building in the world to have them). After this two-hour tour of the building – visited by an estimated 20 million shoppers each year – you’ll receive a Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass, allowing you to shop until you drop! Classic American brands represented at the store include Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder and Ralph Lauren. Book it now!
Finally on our things to do in NYC architecture-themed round up, why not consider catching a game with the New York Yankees at their iconic home, the Yankee Stadium? (You’ll need to budget three hours for this visit.)
The 54,251-capacity stadium was built in 2009 to replace the iconic 1923 stadium, or ‘House that Babe Ruth built’, named as such for the iconic baseball player who passed away in 1948. The new building, which is broadly similar in appearance to the old one, covers 1.3 million square feet and was built to the tune of $2.3 billion! Book it now!
Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best things to do in NYC and DC for people who love sport! Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple or DC sometime soon? Plan your itinerary and check out an array of things to do in New York plus the top Washington DC attractions with Vamzio today!