Any tourist on a trip to New York is well and truly spoilt for choice when it comes to visiting famous landmarks, notable monuments and popular attractions. But having such a profuse selection of possibilities doesn’t actually make things simpler, since you could easily miss out on something spectacular.
To avoid disappointment and go home with no regrets, here are the best places to see when you’re in the Big Apple.
In the heart of Manhattan you’ll find 843 acres of beautiful parkland and calm lakes alongside ice rinks, baseball fields, playgrounds and walking trails. Central Park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are celebrated attractions, but simply walking around this tranquil oasis will provide ample enjoyment for most people.
Visiting the bright lights and illuminating billboards of Times Square at night makes you realize why they call this place the city that never sleeps. A concentrated hive of activity is usually packed to the brim with natives, tourists and iconic yellow taxis. Visit the nearby shops, take in a Broadway show or watch the offbeat street entertainment.
Statue of Liberty
An enduring symbol of freedom and independence, the Statue of Liberty is an inspiring sight, especially for those who came to America looking for a better life. Jump on the ferry and gaze at this impressive monument from the ground or climb the strenuous 354 steps to Lady Liberty’s crown.
9/11 Memorial and Museum
This commemorative monument opened on the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks and serves as a stark reminder to the events that took place. Along with bronze parapets, which feature the names of men, women and children who lost their lives, there’s also a museum with artifacts, pictures, videos and stories from the day.
This astonishing feat of engineering was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1883 and is now one of New York’s most prominent sights. Take a leisurely stroll across the pedestrian walkway from Manhattan to Brooklyn or peer in amazement from either borough.
And even after you’ve visited all of these New York landmarks and attractions, there are several more to discover and be astonished by.
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