New York is recognized as a cultural and political epicenter that makes it an endlessly fascinating an endlessly dangerous place to hang out so here for your consideration are five tourist traps to avoid when visiting New York know before you go one don't go to Times Square sorry but it sucks now big money has turned Times Square into a big shiny outdoor mall there are better more unique places than the national chain and it's worth taking the time to seek them out – don't go up the Empire State Building skip it the lines are awful and the cost to get past them is a ton instead check out one of New York's awesome other tall buildings with rooftop views you can even grab a few drinks at the rooftop bar 3 don't eat street food it's either poorly prepared or borderline unsafe prepackaged goods are fine but you should probably avoid anything homemade unless you have a cast-iron stomach for don't go shopping in the popular districts stick to the small boutiques in the West Village Williamsburg Nolita and the Lower East Side to get the true NYC shopping experience 5 don't be a tourist there is a ton of seemingly interesting stuff to do that's designed to lure in and police tourists with mediocre food and attractions the intelligent tourists however can find some really mind-blowing museums restaurants and shops all over the city just keep an eye out where do you want to know what not to do in next comment below
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New York is recognized as a cultural and political epicenter. That makes it an endlessly fascinating and endlessly dangerous place to hang out. So here, for your consideration, are 5 Tourist Traps To Avoid When Visiting New York.
1. Don’t Go to Times Square
Sorry, but it sucks now. Big money has turned Times Square into a big, shiny outdoor mall. There are better, more unique places than national chains and it’s worth taking the time to seek them out.
2. Don’t Go Up The Empire State Building
Skip it; the lines are awful and the cost to get past them is a ton. Instead, check out one of New York’s awesome other tall buildings with rooftop views; you can even grab a few drinks at a rooftop bar.
3. Don’t Eat Street Food
It’s either poorly prepared or borderline unsafe. Pre-packaged goods are fine, but you should probably avoid anything home-made unless you have a cast iron stomach.
4. Don’t Go Shopping in the ‘Popular’ Districts
Stick to the small boutiques in the West Village, Williamsburg, NoLita, and the Lower East Side to get the true NYC shopping experience.
5. Don’t Be A Tourist!
There is a ton of seemingly interesting stuff to do that’s designed to lure in and fleece tourists with mediocre food and attractions. The intelligent tourists, however, can find some really mind-blowing museums, restaurants and shops all over the city. Just keep an eye out.
Where do you want to know what not to do in next?
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New York City is one of the most well known cities in the world and hence it is also an extremely popular tourist destination; but what are the must do activities in this city. These are the top 10 things to do in New York City.
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hey how's it goin oh you most amazing top Tanner's are you guys planning on traveling well are you guys planning on traveling to New York if you guys are you have found the right place I'm Landon and I'm about to talk about a top 10 list about things to do in New York don't forget to let me know in a future video what top tens you guys want to see next and what place should I do a top 10 about which country which city let me know so all aboard choo-choo because some of you guys might be able to travel by train in New York we'll start off this list in at number 10 the first place the travel is Grand Central Station this is a commuter railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan a comfortable 48 acres and has 44 platform which is the most ever than any other railroad stations in the world here you can see the most famous terminal in the nation up close and personal unser Ville tours including a self-guided audio tour and a daily guided tour you can also eat and stop by the I Love New York foods up next in at number nine we have Coney Island this is a residential neighborhood beach and also has leisure and entertainment destinations on the Atlantic Ocean in Brooklyn New York Coney Island is well-known as the site of amusement park and a seaside resort the current amusement park has various rides in games such as skee-ball and ball toss and of course for you adventure seekers out there is another some of you out there there are several rides including the cyclone which is a roller coaster ride those built in 1927 or the Wonder Wheel which is the ferris wheel built back in 1918 but no worries they probably the maintenance and upkeep since you know it was built memory brings us to the Rockefeller Center it is located in the center of the midtown Manhattan spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and 6th Avenue it was declared a national historic landmark in 1987 here you can in Meyer beautiful views of New York City all year long and it is a home to numerous events including the lighting of the famous record Fela Center Christmas tree tourists have opportunities to go backstage and behind-the-scenes of some of the most popular shows on television in this one location and this is also the place I'm always gonna remember if you guys my best buddy Liam who's my best man in my wedding coming up 2017 well you just proposed to his girlfriend now fiance right in front of that tree amazing ok so now we make our way over to the Brooklyn Bridge in at number 7 this is a must-see this bridge was completed in 1880 three and it was one of the oldest bridges of United States it connects the boroughs of Manhattan to Brooklyn over the East River access to the bridge of 24 hours a day and it is the most beautiful at a time of day however if you visit the bridge at sunset you can take in the views of both Brooklyn Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty while there is still light out so because our buses and coach are banned from the bridge you can either walk or ride a bike to tour the bridge which is awesome all you history buffs out there this one's for you if you're planning on visiting New York you have to go to the American Museum of Natural History and this brings us into number six this is something that I did recently and ah see it was the biggest place ever and it was so amazing there is so much to do so much to learn and so much walking around which is fun this museum is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and it is one of the largest museums in the world the museum has collections of over 32 million specimens of plants humans animals fossils minerals rocks meteorites and human cultural artifacts there are so many exhibitions so be sure that you plan this as like a full-day visit because you don't want to miss out on anything let's explore our way into number five and we're talking about Central Park is your next destination Central Park is an urban park in middle Upper Manhattan within New York City Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States as well as the most filmed locations in the world a lot of your favorite movies you actually see that the background is Central Park it's just so big there's so much to do inside of the park from getting into a horse-drawn carriage visiting a zoo riding the carousel there's even a skating rink there and there's a castle as well and also don't forget to grab one of those salted pretzels peas they're so good up next to number four one destination you surely don't want to miss is the National September 11 Memorial and Museum okay this one guys gets a little bit serious the memorial site and museum commemorate the September 11 2001 attacks which killed 2977 victims and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 which killed six the memorial is located at the World Trade Center site which the former location of the Twin Towers were the memorials have pools that are nearly an acre in size and featured the largest man-made waterfall in North America the pool sits within the footprint where the twin towers once stood the names of every person who died 2001 and also the 1993 attacks is inscribed on two bronze panels along the memorial pool the museum displays artifacts that are also associated with in the events of the 9/11 there's also towards available that I explain everything that went on that day a lot of these tours are walking tours and the tour guides have to been a part of the 9/11 attacks whether that be they were in it or they're around during that day or they had someone directly like family or friend who's a part of it okay so this next tourist location is very popular and of course I'm talking about Times Square and this comes into number three this is a major intersection at neighborhood of midtown Manhattan that is covered with billboards and advertisements time squares off referred to as a crossroads of the world or the center of the universe this is a very popular tourist attraction that draws in nearly 50 million visitors a year Times Square is a home to top destinations such as Naked Cowboy ABC's Times Square studios and Planet Hollywood and it also a lot of restaurants and souvenir shops all around Times Square all right so we're climbing our way up into number two we have the Empire State Building which is pretty tall the Empire State Building is 102 story skyscraper that is located in midtown Manhattan it stands a total of 1,250 feet and it was once the world's tallest building in the world here you have to walk through exhibits to learn more of the history of the building there's dine in restaurants and courts when you're up there just take in the amazing views you can walk all around the Empire State Building getting every city view you want alright so the number one thing that you guys must do when you go into New York can you guys guess that there's one thing that uh I haven't talked about yet well coming into number one we're talking about the Statue of Liberty I thought this one would be obviously put at number one but let me give you guys a little bit of background information what it is this agile Liberty was designed by French sculpture and it was a gift to the United States and this is from the people of France this statue is an icon of freedom and the United States and it is the welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad admission to the Statue of Liberty monument is free with the purchase of a ferry ticket if you can it is highly recommended that you take the 393 stairs from the base to the crown your hard work will be rewarded with stunning of New York City however only 240 people are permitted to ascend the staircase a day so you must make reservations or you're gonna be disappointed when you get there there is a lot of like backlog and you're gonna have to like way pre-booked this if you want to do it but absolutely a thing you have to do in New York well there you guys have it this is the top ten things you got to do in New York let me know if I've missed anything in the comments section below also what top ten video should I make next that's it for this video thanks so much for watching and I'll see you guys in the next one so let me know what you guys think of this video which place do you guys want me to do next which is the next top ten place is the city do you want another country maybe I'll do like Australia or Japan Tokyo maybe we'll do a top ten thing on Canada have I done that one yet I don't think so let me know all you guys have thoughts or comments in the comment section below because I do go through all of them I read as many as I can and if you guys want continue watching videos just beside me there's two of them you can give one of those a click that's it for me guys I'll see you in the next one bye