How to Pick Your First Telescope
I've been an amateur astronomer for more years than I can count, and I've helped many people choose their first telescope.
However, I usually recommend that most people start with a very good pair of binoculars instead of a telescope. High-end binoculars are wonderful instruments that will remain useful even if you decided to upgrade to a telescope. I still use mine regularly despite owning multiple high-quality telescopes. They're just fun and easy.
Celestron Skymaster Binoculars