The Best Views of New York’s Skyline
October 26th, 2017 | Travel Tips
What comes to mind when you think of New York? Our guess is Times Square, Broadway, the Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue and skyscrapers. There are numerous ways to see the buildings that make up the city’s skyline, but the best ways are to see them are from above and from a distance.
Let’s start with cruises. Any trip to the Statue of Liberty will include great views of downtown Manhattan. You could take the Staten Island Ferry and tour the New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty from a distance and the New York skyline – all for free!
If you are walking the Brooklyn Bridge, wait until you are on the Brooklyn side to get the iconic view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park. If what you are after is a shot of Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, go to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).
Now that we’ve covered the ground views, it’s time to talk about the drone-like views. Since drones are prohibited in the city, your only option to get a bird’s eye view of New York is by visiting three of the most famous skyscrapers, which also happen to be some of the top sights.
The 86th and 102nd observatories of Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock Observatory in the Rockefeller Center will give you 360-degree views from Midtown. We recommend visiting both, as the views from each building complement each other. If you want to see the city during day and night, try to visit right before sunset. On a clear day, watching the sun sink over the horizon and the city lights come to life is a stunning spectacle that shouldn’t be missed.
One of the newest attractions in New York is in the city’s tallest building: the One World Trade Center. Located on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors, the One World Observatory is all about the wow factor. Nothing compares to the sight that awaits you when you look through the windows of the See Forever Theater to a panoramic view of New York City and New Jersey.
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