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RV Life Style - 100 Best Things to do in New York 9/20

The state of New York is in the north-eastern part of the USA. It is the fourth most populated state in the USA. The largest city is New York City where there is a population of over 8.55 million. You will find a diverse geography here, with mountains and oceans, rivers and lakes.

There are many interesting landmarks throughout the state including some of the most visited places in the world. There are over 200 colleges and universities in the state, some of which have been ranked in the top 40 in the world.

Cuisine is vastly different in every area you visit, depending on the culture of the inhabitants. Be prepared to try different types of food, and explore the many places in the state. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – New Yorkers will gladly tell you all about their state!


41. Brookfield Place

You will find this in Lower Manhattan. It is a luxury complex which may also be called the World Financial center.
The ground floor is taken up by iconic shops such as Burberry, Hermes, and Gucci. You will also find a food hall a huge variety of restaurants.
Once you have done your shopping, you may want to try your hand at the ice skating (during the cold months), or enjoy the winter gardens, which are enclosed in glass.
You should plan on spending a full day here, as there is plenty to see and do.


42. The Cathedral of St. Patrick

This is a prominent landmark in New York City. It is built in a Neo-Gothic design. The archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York has the seat here. You will find it across the street from the Rockefeller Centre.
You can take a tour of the cathedral, and must buy a ticket in advance. It is an excellent idea to take the tour as you will learn a lot from your guide.
Make sure you check out Mass times if you plan on attending one.
There is a large visitor’s Centre, and a gift shop where you can buy many religious items.
Plan to spend a half day, including the tour.


43. Nom Wah Tea Parlor

This parlor has been serving dim-sum since 1920, which makes it the oldest dim-sum place in New York. It is classed as a ‘fast-casual’ restaurant with a new take on Chinese food.
You will find that the menu is changed often, and the food is fresh. They have ‘special offers’ on most weeks, so keep a look out for them.
If you enjoy traditional, well-made dim-sum, then be sure you head here for a lunch or dinner.

44. American Museum of Natural History

This museum is located on Upper West Side, Manhattan. This is one of the largest museums in the world. Head for Theodore Roosevelt Park and you will find the complex.
There are 28 buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls. Look out for the planetarium and the library.
There are over 33 million exhibits of plants, fossils, animals, rocks, minerals, and stones. There are even exhibits of human remains.
This is one museum which is not to be missed, so plan on spending the full day here. There is a café where you can grab a bite at lunchtime.


45. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

You may also have heard of this as ‘The Guggenheim’. It is an art museum in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
This museum is the permanent home of a collection of art which continues to expand. The collection consists of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Contemporary, and Modern art.
Notice that the building is slightly larger at the top than the base, and is cylindrical. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and has a unique ramp which goes from the ground upwards, in a spiral along the outer edge of the structure.
It will take you most of the day to see the complete museum.



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