One of the easiest ways to identify a tourist in New York is to look where they point their eyes, because locals walk immensely in their own affairs, while visitors keep their eyes up at the top of all the buildings that embellish the city.
And it is there, in the heights where you find the best views of the city. At the top of the buildings and at some strategic points on the outskirts of Manhattan.
Below is a list of my favorite views of New York.
Iconic, with incredible architecture, one of the most emblematic places in New York. Being there is a completely incredible experience. If, as I do, you prefer to avoid the crowds, my advice is to go at night, the opening hours are from 8am to 2am, so it closes at two in the morning. I went almost to midnight, the lobby was practically empty and the observatory was a few groups of people but no more than 10 persons. New York is the city that never sleeps and is something you can observe at this time, all the buildings light up and the streets look like golden rivers contrasting with the darkness of the night.
TOP OF THE ROCK
Although being in the Empire State Building is an experience, the only point against it is that when taking photographs from this place there is something that you do not see on the panorama. THE START EMPIRE. It is a must in all images so the best view in my opinion is the Top of the Rock, especially at sunset. On one side you have the Empire State building rising above the city, and on the other side you can enjoy the perspective of Central Park in contrast to the buildings.
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
The tallest building in New York, with one of the fastest elevators that is not limited solely to its basic function but also includes an interactive video of the passage of time through the city.
One of my favorite things about New Jersey is the view of Manhattan, it sounds a bit cruel but it’s true. My favorite places are Sinatra Park in Hoboken and Hamilton Park in West New York. Both offer a beautiful view of Manhattan and the perfect time is just before sunset which gives you a few hours of sunlight at sunset and the night sky which ensures you capture the buildings at their best with just investing a couple of hours. The places have no cost so you would only invest in transportation.
STATUE OF LIBERTY
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous places in New York and part of visiting such a historic and world-famous place you can take advantage of the trip in its entirety if when you board the ferry you are located on the outside just on the side that It overlooks the city, so going away you can appreciate a panoramic view of Manhattan that is very worthwhile. 🗽
TIP: Leaving the Ferry is perhaps not so advisable in winter the cold on the water becomes a bit complicated, so consider your tolerance to the cold and maybe you could only be outside for a few minutes.
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