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Things to do When Studying in New York City

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Devan Johnson

NYC 477956981Students trying to find things to do when studying in New York City will have a vast wealth of things to do in New York to keep them occupied on weekends and over breaks.

At some point, students who study in New York City should take the time to visit its historical landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, and The World Trade Center Memorial. This is a great day trip for students interested in history.

Students interested in the fine arts who are looking for things to do in New York must at some point visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, one of the foremost collections of fine art in the world. The Met contains pieces from early 20th century portraits and sculptures to the works of Frank Stella, and there is bound to be something to interest everyone. Set aside a day to visit, and wear comfortable shoes!

Students who study in New York City should also take the opportunity to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. This world famous wax museum contains stunningly accurate representations of everyone from Britney Spears to President Bush to Captain Jack Sparrow. It is well-worth the visit.

Students looking for things to do in New York must also pay a visit to Broadway. The most famous theater district in the world, Broadway offers a chance to see shows from The Lion King to The Book of Mormon. No stay in New York City is complete without at least one trip to Broadway.

Students who study in New York City may find themselves on a budget. If this is the case, consider spending the day strolling through Central Park. There are plenty of recreational activities and there’s generally something going on, like the Central Park Film Festival. And best of all: it’s free!

Students studying in New York City will never be at a loss for things to do. No matter what your interests, there is bound to be something for everyone.

If you want to study in New York but still need to find a school check out our list of colleges and universities inside New York. Don’t forget that there are a number of great schools throughout the state of New York- don’t forget to look beyond New York City.

2 Responses to “Things to do When Studying in New York City”

  1. armida Says:

    I want to suggest additional things to do in New York City –

    American Museum of Natural History –
    The American Museum located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The museum is famous for its largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. Being one of the most famous place and a great historic spot in New York, the place is well connected with the local transport.

    Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum –
    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution which houses the famous aircraft carrier Intrepid, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The museum also features world’s fastest jets and guided missile submarines.

    Flushing Meadows Corona Park –
    This 898-acre park has historical, recreational and environmental significance. The former dumping ground labeled as a “valley of ashes” by F. Scott Fitzgerald in “The Great Gatsby” has now become Queens’ largest park, and one of New York City’s flagship parks.

    Brooklyn Botanical Garden –
    is probably the most famous and most beautiful garden in the New York City. It’s a nice place to get-away from city life. The Garden has more than 200 Cherry trees of forty-two Asian species and cultivated varieties, making it one of the foremost cherry-viewing sites outside Japan.

    Chinatown –
    Located in the lower portion of Manhattan, not far from other famous neighborhoods like Tribeca, Soho, and the Lower East Side, Chinatown is both quirky and charming, boasting all sorts of ethnic delights from authentic Chinese restaurants to unique art and handicrafts to peddlers selling ancient Chinese herbs.

  2. Bryanna Davis Says:

    These are great- thank you Armida!

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