Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around Penn Station, NYC
Penn Station. At this dynamic hub of New York City and all of its action, there seems to be nothing you can’t find nearby. The events and activities don’t stop year-round, with so much to do and see. So whether you’re a visiting tourist, staying with family for a while, or a curious local, read on for some of our favorite places to escape the summertime heat and cool off here around Penn Station.
Madison Square Garden
One of the largest venues in the world can’t go unmentioned on this list, where some of the biggest spectacles in sport and music take center stage. If you’ll be staying here around Penn Station, be sure to check what events will happen during your stay, and for those who can grab a ticket, you won’t be disappointed. Grammy winning artists, local flavors and professional sports matches are just some of the action visitors can add to their albums and feeds while here around Penn Station.
Empire State Building
One of New York’s oldest and most famous faces, the Empire State Building at every level is a worthwhile visit for all who are staying in the Penn Station area. The pictures at ground level are a great way to immerse your album or feed in the urban world of New York, while the 86th Floor Observatory offers breathtaking views of the Big Apple. Cityscape photographers and time-lapse aficionados will especially delight in the views from the upper floors of this storied building.
Madame Tussauds New York
With all of the major personalities that live and frequent New York, some visitors might keep their eyes peeled, for the rare opportunity to take a selfie with their favorite actor or catch a famous singer taking the subway. Fortunately, we can say with Madame Tussauds, there is no need for that. Visitors can instead see a huge number of celebrities here at Madame Tussauds, just a ten-minute walk from Penn Station. Well… their incredibly lifelike wax sculptures, but to a camera and certainly to your eyes, there might not be much of a difference. The startlingly realistic celebrities resident at Madame Tussauds include Rihanna, Jimmy Fallon, Barack Obama, Lionel Messi, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Pharell Williams, just to name a few.
Gateway National Recreation Area
For those travelers who want to get lost in a green world and habitat spanning a number of diverse islands, trails, and campsites, look no further than Gateway National Recreation Area, right here in New York’s backyard. With a number of beaches, educational areas, campsites, and access to the Belt Parkway and John F. Kennedy International Airport, this is an easy addition to any itinerary.
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