You most likely have seen the endless amount of photos that travellers take of the breathtaking skyline (even I’m guilty of this); if you haven’t be sure to check out Holiday Genie’s Facebook where we are always posting about the Big Apple! The views in New York are unbelievable, and a New York break should be experienced by everyone! Round every corner is a stunning view to be seen, so we’ve trailed the city to find some of the best views of New York City and where to go to witness them.
Top of the Rock
The Top of the Rock always beats the Empire State Building. Why? Because you get to SEE the Empire State Building! Thanks to this and its 360-degree spacious glass decks, visitors get an unbeatable view of the Empire State Building in all its glory and Central Park (and the rest of New York City of course). From this famous landmark you get an incredible skyline view with nearly every popular landmark being visible.
The View, New York Mariott Marquis
Is there a better combination than food and a view of the Big Apple? There are many restaurants with a view in New York, however “The View” beats them all by far being the only revolving rooftop restaurant and bar in the city. You get enjoy some of New York’s best views as well as delicious food! The restaurant spins round 360 degrees in an hour giving you a full view of New York; you will definitely want to book a table here. Click here for more information.
Governors Island is often overlooked but has the best views of New York City. In Manhattan, you can only get a slight view of The Statue of Liberty, whereas on Governors Island you can get a full front view of the Statue of Liberty. If you turn your head, you get to witness the absolutely breath-taking view of the New York skyline. With a two-mile promenade you can enjoy a stroll on Governors Island, listen to the sounds of the busy city from a distance or simply sit back, relax and admire the best view of New York.
Want to get a bird’s eye view of the incredibly city beneath you? Take to the skies from a Liberty Helicopter that will show you the cities most famous landmarks and attractions from above. It is an absolutely breath-taking experience and one to bring your camera for. You’ll get a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the One World Trade Centre all from your very own Big Apple Tour. Click here for more information.
So you’ve seen it from another island, the skyscrapers and the sky but what about by boat? New York is an island and so of course you’d be silly to say no to a dinner cruise. Watch the spectacular skyline light up as the sun goes down while enjoying a delicious meal. You’ll have magical views of the Statue of Liberty at night, and sail past the wonderful city whilst all the lights get turned on. You’ll soon see why they describe New York as the city that never sleeps! Click here for more information.
There are many more places to go to admire some of the best views of New York, and it’s the tall skyscrapers, famous landmarks and skyline which make this city a favourite of many travellers. Experience the city to the max, have your breath taken away by the skyline and fall in love with the Big Apple.