New York Bucket List | The Top 15

When I had booked my trip to New York I made a list of my 15 top places on my New York bucket list. The city is full of so many sights and amazing things to do. By having a bucket list I know exactly where I want to go and what I want to see!

Whilst I've been planning my trip to New York I've been looking everywhere for a bucket list or a round up of places I must see and things I must do. I really couldn't find anything like that anywhere, therefore I have decided to make my own to share with you. 

1.Statue Of Liberty

To reach the top of the crown you have to climb up 354 steps inside where you will reach a small room filled with 25 windows.

Your ticket also includes a visit to Ellis Island which was the gateway for over 12 million New York immigrants for over 60 years. Now on the Island you can visit the museum and learn about its history.

The top attraction on my bucket list. How could you go to New York and not visit the statue of liberty? A Gift from France in 1886, the statue is the perfect place to see across the water for amazing views of lower Manhattan.

You can purchase tickets before your trip: here.

Your statue of liberty ticket also includes your boat crossing from either New York (Battery Park) or Jersey (Liberty state park).
2.Central Park

I never truly knew how big central park was until we really started researching what I wanted to do on my trip. (Hopefully the weathers good enough to enjoy it all!)

Central park was opened in November 1858.
The park now holds 36 bridges and arches. There are also so many different things to see and do inside the park such as the Alice in wonderland statue; Bethesda Fountain and many more.

Central park zoo is a great place to visit for all the family with many different animals and a 4D cinema.

3.Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge must be one of the prettiest bridges ever and I was  supper excited to walk across it. What I'm most excited for is being able to capture some beautiful picture of it, especially at sunset. 

4.Empire State Building

What can I really say about this beautiful building that you don't already know other then how excited I was to visit it. Its such a famous building I can't wait to see how tall in really is.


This is the view I was waiting for! I can only hope for amazing weather to truly be able to appreciate the view. 

The other direction you are able to see the Empire state building. 

6.Times Square

Although I think everyone automatically visits Times Square when they're in new York how could I make a bucket list and not include it. There so much to see and do I can't wait to visit and join the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest cities in the world!

7.Friends Building 

This may only be a small part of my trip but how could I go all the way to New York and not visit the 'Friends' building. I've watched the whole series so many times I just have to visit the iconic building which started my love of this beautiful city. 

At the bottom of this building is a tiny restaurant called 'The little owl'. It looks so quaint but I've read you have to make a booking to ensure you don't turn up only to be disappointed and turned away. 

8.Columbus Circle

Columbus circle is a large traffic circle where you can stand and admire the surrounding architecture. The circle holds the statue of Christopher Columbus which it is dedicated to.

I'm staying right near columbus circle and it looks so pretty. 
There are many different things to do around Columbus circle which include a shopping centreTrump towers and Museum of modern art and design. 

I'm going to admit I can't wait to get inside the shopping centre where SEPHORA is calling my name. 

9.Macys and Bloomingdales

How could I go to New York and not go to macy's and Bloomingdales! Of course shopping will probably be quit a big part of my trip and Im expecting my time in these two places to be very long. 

10.Roosevelt Island Tram

This made it to my list as it looks like such an amazing way to see the city. The tram is located just up the road from Bloomingdales which makes it much easier to locate.

One of the great things that I have read is that you can use your metro card making it super easy to ride. The tram is also a very reasonably priced. 

11.Staten Island Ferry

This is so exciting to be able to go over to staten island on the ferry for free. Why would you not do this when visiting New York?

There is so much to do on Staten island that we never even knew about. They have a Zoo; September 11 Memorial and so much more.

12.9/11 Memorial 

Where a big part of this city was lost I would like to visit the memorial of the 9/11 to remember and show our respect for the day that will never be forgotten. 

13.Wall Street Bull

Another part of the city which I don't want to miss out on is the charging bull of wall street. I will admit that I mostly know about this because of the film 'Wolf of wall street' but thats just even more reason to visit it. 


The high line looks like such a relaxing place to visit, in the busyness and urban jungle its nice to know I can escape and take a walk along this manmade yet natural wonder. 

When reading about this I couldn't find too many photos which makes it even more exciting to get there and see what its like for myself. 

15.Grand Central Station

We all know it from various films, its grand central station which had to be on my list of top 15. I am planning to visit this purely as a tourist I admit but it just looks so beautiful, possibly one of the most beautiful stations there ever was. 

Love Megan x 

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