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19 October 2023   |   Blog   |   

Big places to visit in the Big Apple!

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world for its famous sites such as Times Square, Central Park and its fascinating museums. Every year Sports Tours International take thousands of runners to ‘The Big Apple’ to experience the TCS New York City Marathon, which allows you to experience running through all five lively boroughs. Aside from running a fantastic marathon, there are hundreds of things to do in this animated city. So, let’s explore some of the best places and activities to experience in New York City.

Where are the best dining options in New York City?

Look no further than ‘Queens Comfort.’ Their menu is a delightful homage to American Southern Comfort cuisine, making it the ideal choice whether you’ve just crossed the finish line. Alternatively, head over to Long Island City and indulge in the exquisite Kansas City-style American BBQ at John Brown’s Smokehouse.

What are the must-see New York attractions?

The Museum of the Moving Image: Located right next to the historic Kaufman Studios, this museum is dedicated to the history of cinema, making it a great place for film enthusiasts and art lovers.

Socrates Sculpture Park: A hidden gem in the city, this park features rotating exhibitions of sculptures by local artists, all with a beautiful backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, and it’s open to everyone for free.

Improv Shows: For a uniquely New York entertainment experience, check out the city’s improv theatres like Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), People’s Improv Theatre (PIT) and Magnet Theatre.

What is the best place for runners to work out and stretch?

NYRR RunCenter featuring the New Balance Run Hub: Located on 57th Street, just two blocks away from Central Park South, the RunCenter is the go-to place for runners. It offers a variety of runner-specific workouts, including Zumba, Yoga, and group runs in Central Park, providing a great starting point for your running adventures.

Are there any other places worth visiting?

Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Enjoy breath-taking views of the city from this observation deck, located inside 30 Rockefeller Centre and NBC Studios. It’s a fantastic experience for television fans and anyone looking for stunning panoramic vistas of the city.

Dinner Cruise on the Bateaux: For a memorable evening, consider taking a dinner cruise on the Bateaux. Not only will you enjoy local five-star cuisine, but you’ll also get to explore iconic sights like the Brooklyn Bridge and have a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty, making it one of the best NYC Harbor cruises.

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