New York City is full of life. Everything about it will give you valid reasons why you should live to see the next century. The people, the culture, the entertainment and the tourist attractions are just magnificent. Visitors in this city will leave yearning for more. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in New York. If you do not plan your schedule properly, you may fail to cover even a single percentage of the best destinations. Whether it is your first or ninetieth time, these are the top 5 places to visit in New York.
Empire State Building
This is the most iconic building in NYC, and a visit in this city will never be complete if you don’t make a stop here. The state-of -art design has made the building to be labeled as the most famous office in the universe. Spare some time to check out the artistic lobby area and the beautifully decorated ceiling. While in the perched 1000 feet on the observation deck, you will have a bird’s view of the streets below. All the history of this masterpiece; how it was designed, the sketches and all the documents are in the 80th floor. In addition to fun, your trip can also be a learning session.
Statue of Liberty
It is a symbol of freedom and people from different corners of the universe always assume that it is a national symbol of the United States. The good news is that the statue is in New York. If you are this City, you should make haste to visit the New York Harbor, where the Statue is located. The magical scenery at the Liberty Island will not be enough to satisfy your curiosity. The “Liberty Enlightening the World” statue can only be accessed by ferry. You will also gain more knowledge on the history behind the statue.
American Museum of Natural History
A survey conducted by Zagat on the topic; “U.S Family Travel Guide,” The American Museum of Natural History was voted as the best tourist attraction in the New York City. The museum will answer all your questions regarding the origin of man and even the state of the universe during the prehistory times. The questions regarding theories of evolution and the existence of dinosaurs will be answered in the museum. The Museum houses millions of specimens and artifacts that give a hint about evolution. It also houses a giant skeleton of a blue whale and another creature that looks like a dinosaur.
It is popularly referred to as the New York City’s playground. Located in the middle of Manhattan, the park occupies 843 acres of land. If you feel that you can’t stay in your room anymore or would like to have a fulfilling afternoon, this is the place to go. There are lots of fulfilling activities that you can do while here. You can take a walk around the park, jog, ice skate play chess and even do some fishing. The park has designated quiet areas where visitors can go and relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area.
9/ 11 Memorial
The dark memories of September 11, 2001, attack are preserved in this park. New York City bore the brunt of the attacks as at least three thousand people perished, thousands were maimed, and many buildings were destroyed during the attack. At the park, you will be able to view the twin reflecting pools that are at strategically located near the twin towers. You can also walk around the park and view different artifacts that have been displayed. Near the pool are names of those who died in the attack. A visit to the park will make you reflect on how the Americans came together to conquer the challenge at hand.
New York City has some of the amazing places that both the locals and the tourists should visit. However, if time is not on your side or you are operating on a limited budget, the above are the top places to visit in New York. They are ideal for all situations, whether you would like to visit alone or with your whole family. During your visits, ensure that you explore the area or the sites fully. Your visit should not only be memorable but should also be a reflection of the time, money and effort that you put on the trip.