Visiting New York for India vs Pakistan T20 WC game? 7 spots to visit before leaving ‘the Big Apple’

The 2024 T20 World Cup is here. Among the most anticipated fixtures of the iconic tournament’s group stage is the Indo-Pak face-off in New York. India and Pakistan, the subcontinent’s two powerhouses, would clash at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, on June 09. 

The newly constructed stadium can accommodate 34,000 spectators and is certain to witness a full house show during the game. The Indian and Pakistani communities in the US are not an ignorable lot. The travelling fans are likely to “disturb” a friend or relative in New York for a few days, as they prepare to witness the showdown between the Men In Blue and Green Army! 

If you are one of those people who have confirmed your tickets for the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup game, you would surely like to explore New York beyond the sporting arena. So here we have catalogued a few must-visit locations in New York in the side-line of this epic sporting encounter: 

    1. Central Park :

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park is regarded as a masterpiece of Landscape architecture. With 42 million people visiting it every year, CP is one of the most visited urban parks in the USA. 

    2. Statue of Liberty :

The famous Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom, inspiration, and hope and one of the most popular tourist destinations. It was a gift from France to the US and was designed by Frederick Auguste Barthodi. There is no charge for entrance to the national monument, but there is a cost for ferry service that all visitors tend to use. 

    3. Metropolitan Museum of Art :

The Museum is a treasury of rare and beautiful objects from across the globe encompassing 5000 years of history. The official website of the Museum sums up its mission statement as: “Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.”  Any lover of art would surely love to visit this museum to relive the journey of human civilization in different parts of the world.  

    4. Broadway and Theatre District : 

The Theatre District is situated from West 40th Street to West 54th Street and extends from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue. Times Square is also included in the Theatre’s District boundaries. This place provides insight into the journey of the American Theatre industry. 

    5. Madame Tussauds: 

No visit to New York could be complete without a stop at the famous Madam Tussauds which is located in the heart of Times Square. It features more than 220 life-size wax statues of eminent personalities. 

    6. Brooklyn Bridge :

World’s first-ever suspension bridge, displaying cables and Gothic-shaped arches. This is one of New York’s most iconic landmarks made in the 19th century that is filled with generations of inspiring artists.

    7. 9/11 Memorial and Museum:

This place serves as a tribute to those people who were killed during the attack on September 11, 2001. This symbolizes an event where terrorists had targeted symbols of US global might on US soil.