You will find Resorts World New York in the borough of Queens. With that said, you have all of the Big Apple to explore. Now, given NYC’s sheer size, you may have to travel a bit on the subway to find all the area attractions listed below. But you will recognize a majority of them.
Since you have seen most of these locations on television, especially if you grew up watching Seinfeld, it’s highly likely that you won’t get lost in New York if you take time off from the casino and visit prominent locations like Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty.
Did those names make your stomach squirm with excitement? You have a lot to get excited over when you’re gambling in New York, and a few days at Resorts World New York is just one reason. Let’s go on a virtual tour.
They often call this popular area in Manhattan the “Center of the Universe” or the “Crossroads of the World.” You will know you’re in the right place the second you see those illuminated billboards and advertisements that span from 42nd to 47th Street.
Want some cool numbers? Over 50 million people visit Times Square each year, with daily estimates ranging between 330,000 and 460,000.
Broadway Theater District
Since you’re already in Times Square, you may as well check out the Broadway Theater District. Better known as Broadway, you’re venturing into the hub featuring 41 professional theaters, each with a seating capacity of 500 or more.
You will find just four theaters, however, on Broadway itself, which includes the Broadway Theater, Palace Theater, Minskoff Theatre, and Winter Garden Theatre. You will find the rest in the surrounding area, starting with the Nederlander Theatre on West 41st Street.
Another popular tourist destination, nearly 15 million guests visited the district during the 2018-19 season with attendance rising from the previous year.
New York Stock Exchange
George Costanza must have referred to NYSE as “The Big One” in Season 3’s episode entitled “The Subway.” Anyway, NYSE’s nickname is “The Big Board” for good reason.
Oh, and you may play the game, too. So, it’ll be cool to see everything going on live and in person rather than just checking your mobile app a few times a day.
Empire State Building
Over a quarter-mile in height when you count its antenna, the Empire State Building is NYC’s seventh-tallest building and ninth-tallest completed skyscraper in America. Once voted “America’s Favorite Building,” the Empire State Building is and remains a cultural icon in the US.
Constructed in 1931 during the heart of the Great Depression, America identified the building as a venue of great cultural significance as a sign of hope for the nation during the trying decade. It also served as one of the greatest works accomplished by the nation’s newest immigrants.
Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast or just someone who is craving a piece of American culture and history, the Empire State Building symbolizes everything you’re looking for.
Statue of Liberty
It is perhaps the most recognizable attraction in New York City, and perhaps America. The Statue of Liberty is a must-visit when you’re in town and are looking to take a day or two off from the casino games at Resorts World, New York.
Made of copper and standing at 151 feet and 1 inch tall (305 feet from ground level to the top of the torch), the Statue of Liberty receives an estimated 3.2 million annual visitors and it holds several distinctions.
It has found its way onto the list as a US National Monument, the National Register of Historic Places, a New York City Landmark, and even the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
You will find the American cultural icon on Liberty Island, just south of Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay. And while you won’t be charged to visit the island, you will pay a small fee to access the ferry service that allows access to the island.
You can also reserve a ticket to climb the staircase within the statue to access the crown. They only allow access to the staircase to 240 per day, so reserve your spot.
Covering 843 acres, Central Park is New York City’s fifth-largest park and isn’t just the most popular park in the city; it’s the most popular park in America. It holds the distinction as one of the most filmed locations in the world and about 38 million guests visit the park annually.
It has also become a National Historic Landmark and a New York City scenic landmark. Open from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM, take a trip to this park if you’re looking for a way to connect with nature while you immerse yourself in America’s most prominent urban setting.
Best of both worlds? Oh yes.
It comprises just 27.5 acres. But if your family immigrated to America’s East Coast, chances are your bloodlines traveled through this historic attraction, especially if they arrived in the United States between 1892 and 1924.
Today, Ellis Island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and it’s only accessible by ferry. The north side holds a national museum of immigration, and you will find the Ellis Island Immigration Hospital on the south end, which is open for guided tours.
So, if you had family who immigrated to America during the 32 years mentioned above, come and see where your family’s legacy in the US all began.
National September 11th Memorial and Museum
This venue commemorates the two attacks on the Twin Towers, the first of which occurred on February 26th, 1993, and the second of which occurred on September 11th, 2001. The memorial opened on September 11th, 2011, and the museum opened a few years later in May 2014.
At the site, you will find several artifacts from the Twin Towers that include the Survivors’ Staircase, plus names and panels at the North and South Pools, plus Memorial Park.
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
You won’t travel far from Resorts World New York to find Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, given its location in Queens, and it prides itself as one of the hottest day-tripping tourist destinations. So, if you need a day off from the casino or if you’d like a day at the beach, you know where to go.
What will you find at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk? Believe it or not, you’re looking at a stellar public park right at the beach, complete with a 5.5-mile boardwalk and several public recreational facilities parallel to the beach and boardwalk.
Facilities include basketball and handball courts, a roller hockey rink, plus several playgrounds and skateparks. You will find food concessions throughout the area plus O’Donahue Park, which also houses a baseball field.
So, if recreation is your idea of a day at or near the beach, you have plenty of options to choose from when you’re planning your casino trip.
Grand Central Terminal
You may know this location as Grand Central Station, and you will find it at East 42nd Street in Manhattan. And while its main function serves as a commuter rail, this location has attracted architecture enthusiasts and visitors from all over the world because of its design.
Excluding train and subway passengers, about 21.6 million visitors ventured to Grand Central Station in 2018. So, as you can guess, you will find much more than just a few rail trains looking to shunt you to your next destination.
Nope, you will also find a sweet art gallery plus several retail outlets and food vendors. You will also find temporary works and exhibitions, so if you frequent the area often, prepare yourself for something different every time you visit.
Permanent works include the celestial ceiling in the Main Concourse, the Glory of Commerce, the Cornelius Vanderbilt statue in the south facade, and two cast-ironz eagles.
Take a Break From New York City Casinos
So, there you have it, the top 10 of many attractions that surround Resorts World New York. And yes, this list is far from complete given the number of attractions you can add. You could write an entire book regarding the attractions you will find in NYC, but this post will at least give you a start.
From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Rockefeller Center to Radio City Music Hall to Yankee Stadium, you have a plethora of area attractions to visit. So, definitely extend your scope beyond this list.
Have you seen New York City and have you played at Resorts World International? Did you visit any of the key attractions on this list? Let us know in the comments.