Where I love to go on Manhattan

There are tons of such posts in internet and sometimes I read them so why not to write my own? And here we are!!!

13 +1  best places in Manhattan  to visit or even spent a whole day! I think most of them for free or under $10 :)



1. Metropolitan museum




You know, it's just amazing!!! Besides it has one of the best collections in the world it's also lovely place to spent rainy or too sunny days alone, with friends, family and with kids! And no need to pay $25, you can pay just $1 and go, it's up to you!
Metropolitan museum
They have this great halls and another pyramid inside the museum! It's really impressive!

Metropolitan museum
And they have lovely rooftop cafe and space to lay down to the grass



2. Museum of Natural history




museum of natural history
He's gonna meet you right in the hall! Be ready lol

Me and my family love love love it, may be even more than Met! It's always so exiting to go there! And I love the planetarium ($8). They have similar system, they ask  how much you want to pay, you tell like $1 or $5 and go!
Museum of natural history

Museum of natural history

Museum of natural history
They have incredible room with stones and meteorites!!!

3. Metropolitan opera!



As for me, I love it more than anything else in the City! I've seen there La Traviata (Verdi) and Anna Netrebko perfomed in Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) and it's a real happiness for me cause I'm a fan of opera art. I have a diploma of musical college for classical vocal and for part of my soul it's a big dream to become an opera singer :) Such opera stars as Placido Domingo, Hibla Gerzmava, Elina Garanza and more and more are coming to sing Met!

4. Times square



It is what make a cultural shock for you so it's really Must See in NYC and even for adult people with no kids) on Times square I highly recommend to come to ToysRUs store (see below)

Times square


Times square


Times square
It looks also very different in the night! It's also Must See in NYC!


5. ToysRUs shop on Times square!!!!




They have WONDER WHEEL inside!!! What else should I say???


6. Top of the Rock on Rockefeller center!



 Beautiful view to Central park and Manhattan and no long line!!! I've never even been on Empire State building because of line but now we have also World Trade Center and I know already that it's also beautiful out there still for me it's a very sad place. So I'm totally for Top of the Rock :)
New York view

New York view
I love it there!


7. Central park



As all of what I put here it can be at number 1 cause it's really gorgeous! We are there not so often but every time feel so refresh after walking there and surprised by how can so many people be in one place and not to disturb each other! You can always find quiet place for you as well as something interesting happening around!
We have tons of pics there and I'll post later the funniest of them

central park
in the March


Central park
and in the summer! 


Central park

Central park
in fall

Central park



Central park
Love this pic!


8. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum



My father is a navy from Soviet (Russian) fleet so I always feel exited being near sea

or visiting places like this! It has a lot of space and activities for all, adults and kids!
 Intrepid museum

 Intrepid museum


 Intrepid museum

 Intrepid museum

intrepid museum
 Space Shuttle!!!!

intrepid museum



9. Union Square



I love most the atmosphere of Union Square and being honest you should be there, feel it and no read about cause it's really hard to explain. It's a small park with big playground (really big!) and great shops around of Square (Forever 21, Mac, BabyRUs and Barns and Nobles are our favorites) and around the corner we find an Italian cafe Vapiano and used to come there for best pasta in City :) I guess I have almost no pics on Union square cause it's more about to walk and feel, not take pics :) It's very cultural and international place with great organic market and there're different events almost every time I come there. 

Union Square
It's hand crafted birds! Yes!!!

Union Square

Union Square
Actually it's our winter. January, I guess. Around +6 +8 C

10. Downtown of Manhattan



 Wall street, Hudson river greenway, Washington Square and Soho area.... I can describe this places forever I guess!!! You can see there everything! Cute and unusual playgrounds (so important for moms, I've never known!!!), university district, park along the Hudson river, busy and impressive Wall street, cozy National museum of American Indian, art galleries in Soho area................. Just go there and enjoy!!!

WTC
World Trade Center is the highest building in USA now

photo with friends
It's such a happiness to walk with friends! View from Manhattan to New Jersey 

Manhattan


National museum of American Indian


museum of American indian


museum of American indian


museum of American indian
I love this slings! 


museum of American indian

me on Manhattan
Happy me, view to Empire State building and Downtown is far away
You can also see my post with photos of it here   and more fireworks and night here



11. High line park


Ohhhh it's a long story to tell and seems I wrote few words  and put some pictures of it here 
There was a usual metro line here and after it ceased to be used it became.... park! Beautiful and very unusual, the very creative and talented designer with government help made it!



High line park

High line park
It is a rail but now it's a part of decoration.
The park also has fountains and different cute benches but seems I have no pics of it! Must go there and take them for you :)



12. Little Italy



Beautiful Italian restaurants, streets full of Italian speaking people and tourist and this cool shop where you can find Christmas around you all year long and feel like it's real winter outside even in the middle of the Summer!!!! So unusual feeling!!!!


Little Italy

Little Italy


Little Italy


13. Battery park

No words needed I think!

Battery park
I'm not sure if I have more images  but I really adore this one!


And one more, really lovely place, out of Manhattan, out even of State of New York but still considered to be New York,
beautiful

14. Hoboken 

I also have only 1 image but starting blog now I know that I'll definitely take more pics there for you and write a post with them! Travel there for me was like a small trip to Europe - cozy, calm and quiet  streets such I see nowhere in NYC! And beautiful embankment!


Hoboken

Also super info of Hoboken is that it's only 10 min from Manhattan by path and you can do it easily with metrocard!!! Go there and enjoy!


Hope you love all of this places, pictures and may be we can walk there someday together, let's see!