Things to Do on Your Next Trip to New York & Los Angeles

November 22, 2022laurenslighthouse

Last updated on August 15th, 2023

As the new year nears and the pandemic draws to a close, the USA is starting to loosen its travel restrictions more and more, welcoming travellers worldwide to its biggest metropolises! New York and Los Angeles are undeniably known by many no matter where you are in the world. They’re iconic, to say the least, and boast stunning architecture, a rich food scene, entertainment throughout the streets and an all around great time no matter what stirs your passion.

Remember, if this is your first time visiting the US, you’ll need to make sure you have an ESTA. This website will give you all the information you need in order to do it correctly. That way, you won’t encounter any problems before travelling.

Here are a few things you MUST add to your itinerary when visiting New York and Los Angeles, even over a quick weekend getaway!

New York

The city that never sleeps. New York is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA – and for good reason. New York is a bustling city, drawing in people who are interested in sites, museums and culture. It can be easily accessed through major international airports, has a complex subway system and a clear layout that allows you to walk extensively from one spot to another. With gun restrictions, New York is one of the safest places in America when it comes to major cities.

The Statue of Liberty – a gift from France, the Statue of Liberty was designed to welcome immigrants entering the boundaries of New York. It’s one of the most iconic sites in New York. It can be seen from afar or the island can be visited by ferry.

The Empire State Building – New York has many iconic skyscrapers, but the Empire State Building could well be its most famous. This 102-story Art Deco skyscraper can be found in Midtown Manhattan.

Central Park – a huge expanse of green space in the middle of New York, Central Park draws in huge numbers of locals and visitors every day. Whether you want a stroll, to see murals and memorials or birdwatch, you’re bound to have a great time here.

Katz Deli – interested in deli food? You need to make a stop at the world renowned Katz’s deli!

Los Angeles

Los Angeles. LA. This is another highly visited place in the USA. Considered the ??commercial, financial and cultural center of Southern California, it is also the center of the nation’s film and television industry. 

The Hollywood Sign – the Hollywood sign is world renowned. It is an American landmark and cultural icon that sits on the slopes overlooking Hollywood. Originally, it was a form of real estate advertisement, but now it evokes thoughts of the glitz and glamour of film stars.

Griffith Observatory – located on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory has some of the best views of Hollywood. A ? national leader in public astronomy, it hosts numerous exhibitions and shows, allowing visitors to also look through many of its telescopes.

Universal Studios Hollywood – Universal Studios Hollywood hosts a film studio, as well as an extensive, movie-based Theme Park. Enjoy a Studio Tour, City Walk, as well as day long entertainment, dining and shopping!

These are just a couple of locations, but perhaps one will tick your boxes! Incorporate them into your plan, whether you’re on the East Coast or West Coast.

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