Discovering New York can be quite overwhelming for a tourist who has visited the city for the first time as it is the largest city of the country. It is also the center of fashion, art, literature, finance, music, architecture and theater and hence there is a lot to see here. We present some of the must-visit destinations of the city that can be amazing for any visitor.
Any discussion of the NYC New York City is incomplete without mentioning the Statue of Liberty! Visit the Liberty Island to understand the grandeur of this statue and a visit to the crown of the statue is also conducted here. There are also ranger-led tours of the island that can help in getting much information about the place.
It is a memorial in honor of those people who were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There are two pools, each of them about an acre in size where the building used to stand previously. The names of all those people who lost their lives are mentioned in bronze panels and flanked in front of the pools. There is also a museum near to it that has some wonderful artifacts and mentions the gory details and its aftermath.
No other railway station in the world can compete with The Grand Central due to its many attractions. The massive and spacious Main Concourse has an impressive clock made of opal glass. The ceiling of the place is beautifully decorated and was conceived way back in 1912. The lower level has the train tracks as well as the Oyster Bar. The Vanderbilt Hall is worth visiting and hosts special exhibitions and annual Christmas market.
The New York skyline can be seen in all its glory from this bridge that was built in 1883. It is built on the East River and connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. It is a very busy bridge as more than 12,000 vehicles cross it every day! There is a walkway above the traffic lanes from where people can see the harbor and both boroughs of the bridge comfortably.
The Upper East Side of the Fifth Avenue is renowned for the many museums that are concentrated here and is known as the Museum Mile. Nine popular museums are located here including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Guggenheim Museum. Near the Midtown Manhattan, there are some of the most luxurious showrooms of the world and therefore Fifth Avenue is also known as one of the world's costliest shopping streets.
Located right in the middle of Manhattan, this 840-acre park offers much respite to the city residents as there are many options for walking, jogging or taking a quiet stroll. One can also laze around on the soft grass over here! There are also many activities that people can participate here like the catch and release fishing at the Dana Discovery Center, etc. Visitors can also visit the Central Park Zoo and the Belvedere Castle over here.
It is, undoubtedly, the most visited tourist attraction in the world! It is a major place of the entertainment industry and features some very attractive malls and restaurants for all types of visitors. The New Year's Eve ball drop that started in 1907, is a major attraction of the place. Any tourist must visit the place during the evening to get its feel.