New York City often referred to as NYC is the most populous city in the United States of America. Being the cultural, financial and media capital of the world NYC attracts a lot of tourists. The city exerts a great impact in the field of entertainment, research, technology, education, and sports. With 12.7 million visitors in 2017, New York falls in the list of top 10 most visited cities in the world. NYC has everything a tourist can wish for. From Night cruises to Helicopter tours.
Here is a New York City Travel Guid
The famous Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York harbor, it would definitely be the first place to visit. Many tours are available to take you to the iconic Statue of Liberty and give a view from its pedestal observation deck. Along with the Statue of Liberty, Liberty island itself has a lot to offer including the Battery Park, National September 11 museum, and Liberty State Park.
The Battery is a historic park that gives you a view of Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty and provides a ferry service that connects both Islands. The museum exhibits honoring victims of 1993 and 2001 WTC terrorist attacks. The Liberty State Park gives a view of Manhattan and has miles of tree-lined walkways.
For incredible vistas and panoramic views, you would want to visit the three observation decks: The Empire State Building, One World Observatory or Top of the Rock. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, it has a roof height of 1,2500 feet. There is one way to experience New York’s iconic skyline all at once by hopping a sky pad to the top of One World Observatory.
The Observatory has three sprawling levels that include a cafe and a bar along the way. Another Observation deck is Top of the Rock located on Rockefeller Center with an ocean liner style design. It provides unobstructed views of both Central Park and Manhattan’s midtown and downtown skyscrapers.
The city is surrounded by water thus there are plenty of sailing options, some of which include tourist boats, speedboats, sailboats and nighttime cruises. Cruises around Manhattan offer the best views along with many notable attractions. There are also several free boat rides like the Staten Island ferry. Most of the cruises run during the evening at twilight to experience the beauty of the city.
The two famous cruises are the New York City harbour lights cruise and Statue of Liberty evening cruise. Food and beverages can be purchased on board.
NYC is also the one of the world’s best shopping destination with renowned department stores, boutique shops, and outlet centers. You can find the latest fashion trends here for anyone. The top shopping places include the Disney store, MoMA Design store and Century 21. These are only a few among hundreds of other great shopping places in New York.
If you have a high budget and want to view the city from a completely new perspective, then you should definitely take a Helicopter tour. The tour will take you to the most famous landmarks and skyscrapers giving you beautiful photographs to take back home. These tours only last for about 15-30 minutes but give you the best viewing experience of New York. Some of the famous helicopter tours include Big Apple, Manhattan Sky Tour, and New York Helicopter Tour.
The city also offers many theatre and musical shows including The Lion King on Broadway and Phantom of the Opera. These shows are a perfect place if you get in the mood for art, relax and enjoy the beautiful drama and music performances of these shows.
Finally coming to the one of the best architectural work of the city Brooklyn Bridge provides a passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan, it is one of the primary symbols of the city providing spectacular views.
Another must visit is the New York Public Library which is a national historic landmark containing more than 6 million books. It is also the second largest public library in the US and third largest in the world. The main branch of the building is easily recognizable by its lion statues that sit at either side of the entrance.