New York Shore Excursions

Empire State Building

New York’s famous Empire State Building soars more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of the city.  The promenade and pavilion at 1050feet high, makes a very exciting trip.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This famous museum, founded in 1870, has a huge array of artworks from across the globe.  Don’t miss works include Vermeer’s Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, Manet’s Boating, Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses and Degas’s The Dance Class.  The museum is located on the edge of Central Park between E81st and E82nd streets.

Central Park

Make a visit to Central Park, a huge green space in the middle of the built-up city.  Well worth visiting are Sheep Meadow, the Zoo, the Obelisk, the Botanical Gardens and Strawberry Fields.

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Moder Art is famous for its extensive collection of contemporary art.  See  Van Gogh’s The Olive Tree, Matisse’s Dance (I), Dali’s Crucifixion, Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans, Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy and Pollack’s Stenographic Figure.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden grew from an ash tip in the later years of 1800s, when the New York State administration assigned 39 acres for a green park.  Wander around  the Aquatic House, the Shakespeare Garden, the Warm Temperature Pavilion and the Desert Pavilion.  

Also in the garden are a garden shop, a café and a gift shop.

Brooklyn Heights

The promenade is a favourite spot among locals and tourists, offering wonderful vistas of Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.  Nearby there are bars, art galleries, period homes, eclectic shops and restaurants.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most well-known statues of the USA and New York City.  Designed in Paris by  the sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel, this towering tribute to freedom was a gift from France to celebrate  the centenary of the Declaration of Independence.  Tickets to the pedestal area may be booked or bought at the statue. 

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