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13 August 2019   |   Blog   |   

Top 5 things to do in New York City!

Did you know that New York is such a big and diverse city that you could live there for four lifetimes and still not experience all of the amazing things it has to offer? Therefore, our mission is to provide you with our top 5 things to do whilst visiting New York.. and to cut down the long list of ways of spending your day.

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world and is always high on the bucket list of many tourists across the world! Every year Sports Travel takes thousands of runners to ‘The Big Apple’ to compete in the United Airlines NYC Half and the TCS New York City Marathon. These two races allow you to run through New York City and experience the many sights and the fascinating atmosphere that is provided by millions of New Yorkers. Aside from running a fantastic half marathon or marathon there are hundreds of things to do in this brilliant city.

1. Statue of liberty 

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbour. The statue was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The figure of Libertas holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

One of the best the stereotypical tourist activities is taking a dinner cruise on the Bateaux. Not only is the food all local and five star, but it really is the best cruise of all the NYC Harbour cruises. It takes you to all the key sights, including the Brooklyn Bridge and will stop right in front of the Statue of Liberty for a long time so that people can take photos of the icon, and just soak in the ambiance of the city! We would recommend taking the Bateaux instead of going to the Statue of Liberty National Park. Your ticket includes dinner, but I highly recommend purchasing an alcohol package as well. They always have a live band which makes the experience more fun, and typically about halfway through the cruise, people are intoxicated enough that everyone is up and dancing. For more information click here.

The NYRR RunCenter, featuring the New Balance Run Hub, is the best place to start a run, to do many other runner-specific work-outs, and of course to purchase all of your NYRR branded running gear (which we know every runner wants to have!). It’s located on 57th Street, two blocks away from Central Park South. The RunCenter is known across the five boroughs of NYC for being the place to go for runners. They also feature free lockers  to stash your belongings before going for a run, or attending one of the FREE fitness classes that they host. Some examples of the types of classes offered are:

  • Group Runs in Central Park
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • HiiT (High eIntensity Interval Training)
  • meditation and many others!

To check out the available classes and offerings, you can go to their website here:


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