Now this is a classic and a museum that every person needs to visit in their lifetime, whether you live in New York or not. What I love most about this museum is there is always a cool new exhibit that can be explored. I got the opportunity to walk through the MET halls during the last week that its China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit was still up and I am so glad I didn't miss it because it was breathtaking. There was an entire dress made out of fine china. FINE CHINA! And you can experience all this by just paying $1 (that's right. pay no mind to their "suggested" amount and just pay what you want).
2. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
This was by far one of the funnest museums that I have ever been to! For starters when you by your ticket, you are given this larger than life pen that you can use to interact with the exhibits you will be seeing and also save your favorite art pieces and view later in the comfort of your own home. The exhibits here were very interesting from Pixar, to advertising posters, to futuristic architecture, to textiles, to this amazing spinning chairs. There was even this room where you can make your own wallpaper and creation will be projected onto all four walls. Lets just say I spent a good couple of hours in the museum, majority of that time spent in the wall paper room alone.
(This wallpaper design in needed at my house)
Now I know this is technically not a park but this Manhattan landmark is filled with so many beautiful things that I think it should be appreciated more. I was never the kind of person that looked deeply into the architecture of the building, but after walking through central park you really grow an appreciation of how things are made. And this park is ginormous that it took me two separate trips to even fully experience all of it.
Highlight of my life
Other great museums include- Museum of the City of New York (which is also pay as you wish!), MOMA, The Morgan Library and Museum, The Frick Collection and the Jewish Museum.