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The Top Things To Do While Visiting Manhattan

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Are you a Manhattan resident or considering visiting Manhattan? The personal injury attorneys of Banville Law are excited to share their favorite things to do while in Manhattan. Let’s dive in!

The Loeb Boathouse

If you would like to spend time on the water, head over to The Loeb Boathouse. While The Lake in Central Park may not be the largest body of water, it is a calm and wonderful place to spend some time outside. Visitors can rent a rowboat from 10 am to sundown any day of the week.

The Loeb Boathouse was constructed in 1872 although that original structure was eventually torn down and the current structure was built in 1954. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at the restaurant, grab a drink at the cafe, or just enjoy the atmosphere. 

The facility can also be rented out for private events like weddings, bar/bat mitzvah, or a family reunion. 

Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts

There are so many things to see at the Lincoln Center that involve dance, theater, and music. Concerts, dances, and festivals are all regularly hosted. Look at the website for upcoming events!

The Guggenheim Museum 

Founded in 1937, the Guggenheim Foundation was created to share Solomon Guggenheim’s art collection. In the 1940s it was clear that interest in the Foundation was not slowing down and Frank Llyod Wright was hired to design the Guggenheim Museum which opened on October 21st, 1959. 

According to its website, the Foundation is “committed to innovation” and works hard to preserve all forms of art. 

There are numerous exhibitions that can be viewed and visitors should check out the collections online to see what is on rotation before stopping by. 

American Museum Of Natural History 

Museum of Natural History, Manhattan. Did you know that the American Museum of Natural History isn’t just a museum, it’s also the workplace of 200 scientists and a world-class research institute? It’s also the only museum with the ability to award a Ph. D. degree. 

In addition to the research that is performed, the museum has both permanent and special exhibits. Visit the Hall of Ocean Life to learn all about sea creatures or the Hall of Biodiversity to learn all about the abundance of life on Earth. 

Central Park Zoo 

Dedicated to saving wildlife and educating the public about all kinds of animals, the zoo is home to hundreds of animals including sea lions, flamingos, red pandas, and penguins! Kids will love spending time in the petting zoo, getting up close and personal with dozens of different animals. 

The best part is that if you’d like to host a private party at the zoo, you can! All proceeds from these events go to support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission to help save animals around the world. 

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum 

Shuttles, jets, and ships are all on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The museum hopes to teach visitors about history, science, and service. 

The High Line

If you’ve never been to the High Line it’s something you need to add to your list of must-sees! 

In the 1800s freight trains ran on street-level tracks run by the New York Central Railroad and this area was, unfortunately, known as “Death Avenue” because of the number of pedestrians that were killed by oncoming trains.

Then in 1924 massive construction started to remove street-level train crossings and the High Line was built, with the first trains running on the elevated track in 1933. Then in the 1980’s the track shut down because of a rise in trucking. 

Initially, the High Line was going to be destroyed, however, the Friends of the High Line fought to have the space preserved and turned into the beautiful park that it is today. The part is just under 1.5 miles and is home to more than 500 species of plant. Visitors can also enjoy public programs and art performances! 

Our entire legal team hopes that you enjoy the time you spend in Manhattan with friends and loved ones. If you've like to learn more, read our posts on the history of Manhattan and the best places to eat in Manhattan. 


Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: December 23, 2019
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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