First of all, there is the enormous Time Warner Center. While drinking a tasty cocktail at one of the famous restaurants there, like Stone Rose Lounge or Per Se, one can enjoy the breathtaking view of Central Park. At lunch time, a goodie basket can be purchased from Dean & Deluca and served on the grass of the same park. The place is also good to shop, having over 50 high class stores from where to choose.
Be sure not to miss one of the most famous buildings in the world, The Empire State Building. Its architecture rivals with the one of The Chrysler Building next to it, but not in height, the ESB being the tallest one in New York. The waiting in line though, will take a lot of your time if you do not buy a ticket in advance.
If you go to New York to shop, be sure that you take enough money with you. At Bergdorf, Alexander McQueen, Posen and many other brand stores you can arrange for a personal shopper to help you out in order to get what fits you best. For music fans, they should go to the most important and also the best music spot in New York, the Bowery Ballroom. There, one can see the upcoming national artists that launch there their future masterpieces.
Even if you do not plan on leaving New York yet, go to the Grand Central Terminal. With its celestial ceiling mural above the main concourse, the Oyster Bar downstairs, the Campbell Apartment and the Whispering Gallery where if you whisper something into the wall, you can be heard from way across on the other side, the busiest train station in the world will definitely not bore you.
For a fantastic view of Manhattan walk down Brooklyn Bridge before you leave the big city, and also make sure you visit The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art and The American Museum of Natural History. If you get sick and tired of walking and sightseeing, spend a day being pampered at one of the best hotels in New York. This is also an experience one has to have while in the Big City.
If you want to live the American Dream in The Big Apple, the best way is to plan ahead, as you now understand there are plenty of places to visit and things to do. A good start is to use Tacka Tacka and find a nice and comfortable hotel with the right location and price.