Direct Energy loves all our customers across our wide service area, so we decided to take a gander at many of the places you live! With each stop in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll highlight some of best things to do and see in many of the major locales we provide service. It’s a way for us to get to know your city and inform anyone else who may be interested in visiting.
New York City – there isn’t another city quite like it in the entire world. Between the museums, Broadway shows, parks, restaurants, and nightlife, it’s almost impossible to see and do everything in one trip. And that’s just Manhattan! There are four more boroughs you need to visit, each with its own inimitable style, presence, and swagger.
However, my editor made me choose just three attractions for this list, so here’s what I would do if I really only had one day in the Big Apple.
1) Catch a Broadway Show
Yes, other cities around the U.S. have great “off-Broadway” and theaters, but nothing compares to the catching an authentic Broadway show. It’s truly something that needs to be experienced, and there is something for just about everyone – even that person who says they don’t “like” theater.
While tickets can be expensive, I recommend purchasing your tickets at one of the TKTS Discount Booths. There, you can purchase same-day theater tickets at up to 50% off regular prices.
2) Explore Central Park
Located in middle-upper New York City, you’ve probably seen lots of this expansive park, as it’s been featured in countless movies and television shows for decades. And though it’s called Central Park, it’s so much more than just a park. There are plenty of hike and bike trails, places to picnic, or take in a live concert. If the moment is right, you can even get married in Central Park.
There are enclosed playgrounds for children, ponds, two ice skating rinks, and a carousel across 843 acres. If that isn’t enough, there is the Central Park Zoo, Central Park Conservatory Garden, and a wildlife sanctuary.
New York City is filled with fun and fast-paced attractions; however, I think it is important for you to visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. This is one of the most emotional places to visit in the entire city, and it tops my list because of the impact it had on me when I first visited.
You can walk around the 9/11 grounds and see all the names of people who lost their lives that day or take a moment of silence at the Memorial waterfall. If you have enough time, visit the 9/11 Museum as well.
Next up in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series: Upstate New York!