Rockefeller Center Square
The Rockefeller Center has everything from beautiful sculptures, huge ice rinks, to restaurants and cafes close by. During the winter holidays, the square is sparkling with a giant Christmas tree and you can experience skating at the bottom. If your New York itinerary doesn’t take place during the winter days, don’t worry, because the city has so much to do year round. You can spend the mornings watching ‘To day’, observing the city from Top of the Rock in the afternoon and visiting Radio City Music Hall in the evening to join an exciting free show.
Rockefeller Center is located in central Manhattan between 5th and 6th boulevards, you can take train B, D, F or M. Top of the Rock is open from 8am to midnight every day (the last lift is at 11 pm) with tickets: 34USD / adult, 32USD / elderly and 28USD for children from 6 to 12 years old. Rockefeller Center tours cost US $ 25. If you’re traveling to New York on your own and want to save money, you can buy a combo for $ 48. The Rockefeller Center website provides more details about all the attractions around the square.
Times Square is like a five-block metaphor for New York City. It is an interesting, colorful and ever-changing place. Some locals think the area is always chaotic and congested because so many people and recommend you stay away, but tourists recommend those who already own the plane ticket to New York that, this is is a place you should visit when it gets dark. Here you will see the neon lights from billboards gradually being turned on, which is also one of the great moments that you should not miss.
At New Year’s Eve, residents and tourists gather in the downtown area to admire the Waterford glass globe. This is one of the famous symbols of New York. If you are brave enough go to Times Square at this time to see the free drop ball. This is also one of the memorable experiences in New Year’s Eve.
If you still have the energy and cost, don’t miss the opportunity to buy tickets for a Broadway show. Apart from that, you can also drop by one of the outstanding rooftop bars and jazz clubs in the Meatpacking District after dark.