Perhaps you recently had to cancel your visit to the great city of New York or you’ve put your planning on hold! Don’t be sad, because New York City has gone virtual! NYC & Company has got all the attractions you want to visit in one place. So, get ready to plan that trip of a lifetime, you can sample NYC without leaving home. All you need is a reliable internet connection and your smart device! Below is a look at a few of the attractions you’ll find.
If you know anything about New York, you know New Yorkers do a lot of walking. Why not get a taste of what it’s like to be a New Yorker by taking a virtual walk across the Brooklyn Bridge? If you’d prefer less of cityscape as a backdrop to your walk, you could stroll through the New York Botanical Gardens where you’ll learn about different species of flora or even take a virtual tour of their famed Orchid Show.
For the thrill-seekers, you can visit Luna Park at Coney Island to take a ride on the iconic Cyclone, bonus if you have a VR headset!
Finally, who doesn’t want a healthy dose of cute! You can visit the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium and get a closer look at monkeys, gorillas, and penguin chicks or catch the sea lion show! For a more in depth look at the Bronx Zoo, you can catch their behind-the-scenes tv show The Zoo and meet rhinos, anteaters, and baby red pandas. There’s 4 seasons so you’ll never run out of baby animals!
New York City is also known for its love of museums and the arts and houses the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as the Met. They have an abundance of virtual experience available on their website. For an intimate look find The Artist Project where contemporary artists highlight museum pieces that resonate with them and inform their own works. The Met also has a YouTube channel where you’ll find a trove of videos presenting exhibits and spotlighting museum pieces as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation of art.
If the performing arts is more your thing, Lincoln Center has new content on their website every day ranging from ballet and opera to modern dance and jazz. In addition, you can visit the New York Philharmonic and listen to broadcasts or watch videos of their performances, including one highlighting the Harlem Renaissance. The Philharmonic has also done a wonderful tribute to healthcare workers.
For the best views of the city, the higher your vantage point the better! Visit the 86th floor at the Empire State Building and take a virtual tour of the landmarks you can see from their observation deck. For a more informative spotlight of NYC landmarks small and large, you can visit One World Observatory.
In our opinion the best vantage point of NYC will always be by helicopter! You can hop on a HeliNY virtual helicopter tour of Manhattan where you’ll fly past iconic skyscrapers encompassing the famous NYC skyline. This virtual tour is the full version of our New Yorker Tour!
Once you’ve explored New York virtually it’s time to get planning for your real life trip! New York is getting ready to open up and now is the time to book because WE ARE ON SALE!