I beg you to look at this ancient bronze parade chariot from the 6th century BC and not be wowed; it’s inlaid with ivory and stands as one of the coolest things I saw at The Met in New York City. Museums are one of those things that can be really hit or miss…and it’s totally NOT my thing to seek out a new museum in every single town I visit – simply not my style. I like museums, I find them incredibly intriguing and a great window into a new culture but also think they’re one of those “dose activities.”
But a trip to NYC necessitates a visit to at least one of the museums – especially since it was my first trip actually spending time in the city. And I really enjoyed the four hours I spent wandering the interesting (to me) rooms (ancient pottery…skip…also not quite my thing) and although I am by far not a NYC museum authority – it ranks up there as top five museums I’ve wandered (also on the list is the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy).
Quick Travel Tips: The Met
How much: The museums show a recommended amount of $20 – it’s recommended which means you can pay whatever you want…that means budgeting RTW backpackers can still visit without blowing a day’s worth of food on entrance!
When to go: The Met is closed most Mondays, check out the general Met information to confirm days, times, and special exhibits!
Tips: Grab the map! The Met is huge, it’s easy to get a little lost (which can be fun) but a map will help you hit the areas you find most interesting.