New York City: Quick Visits

New York City has several sights that you can visit and leave within 10 to 20 minutes.  You can visit quite a few of them in half a day, and these sights are not to be undervalued.  For example, one of my favorite sights in the Big Apple is the St. Paul’s Trinity Church Cathedral on the west end of Wall Street on Broadway in Lower Manhattan.  We arrived to New York early in the morning and one of the first places we visited was this Cathedral.  This Cathedral is over 250 years old, it features beautiful architecture, stain glass windows, and a large pipe organ.  It is open to the public and if your timing is just right you can listen to the organist perform on the pipe organ.  My wife and I sat in the Cathedral for 20 minutes relaxing and admiring the beauty and the architecture this chapel provides.

Since this Cathedral is on the west end of Wall Street, we decided to walk down Wall Street and take pictures in front of the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Bull (as in Bull Market?), and we walked west a couple of blocks to the 9/11 Memorial, where we took more pictures.  We accomplished all of this in about one hour.  How much did we pay to see all these sights? Nothing.  It was the perfect way to start our New York visit after a tiring red-eye flight.  They were the perfect “Quick Visits” right before checking in to our hotel and taking a long nap.

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