Weekend Escape: Visit NYC

New York has always been a famed limelight, a whirlwind of meaningful activities, flourishing arts, food, fashion and nightlife scenes, attractive sites at every turn and of course never much time to appreciate them all. It literally has enough to see, do, act, and live into one packed together area than most other places on earth. Whoever comes here do so with specific or myriad goals in mind.

Some enter the youthful city to see the spectacular Broadway Shows, some come here solely to shop, and most prefer to put NYC at the top of their touring list simply because of the sights; the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the historic neighborhoods, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and of course the unique world famous museums.

Iconic skyline, watering holes that keep open till the wee hours, birthplace of Manhattan cocktail and hip-hop, improved quality of life, centre stage of pure artwork, melting pot of culture, traditions, a plethora of awesome food joints, traditional American and world cuisine – New York City is simply the one city you would never hesitate to give a visit for a cool, relaxing and meaningful touring experience.

Top attractions covered –

The Statue of Liberty – The true face of freedom and empowerment

France’s gift to America, The Statue of Liberty was built in 1886 and has ever since remained the symbol of freedom. It offers a fine view of the New York Harbor and lower Manhattan. Located on Liberty Island, this is one of the prime limelights of the vibrant city and all you need is a short boat ride to get to the statue.

Empire State Building – Once called the 8th wonder of the modern world

Another icon of New York, Empire State Building is a famous 381 m tall, 102-storey building, topped with a mooring mast for airships. While being there, you might want to recall some of the awesome facts it is associated with, including that it was constructed during a race to develop the world’s tallest building, it has its own zip code, was once known as the 8th wonder of the world, it offers 360 degree view of the city and on a clear day you can see up to 80 miles; besides many other interesting things. There are two observatories; the 86th Floor Observatory (1,050 feet) and the 102nd Floor Observatory (1,250 feet).

Central Park – Attractions for one and all

The park has its own distinctiveness and is a famous hit among travelers and rightfully so has been appeared in many TV shows and movies. Enjoy the paddling in summer and skating in winter at the Lake, visit the Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo. A reasonably priced highlight of the city, Central Park is quickly and tirelessly seen on a rented bike!

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Art; from far and wide!

Short for Met, The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains over 2 million works of art, including the famous American decorative arts, costumes, Egyptian art, musical instruments, arms and armor, photographs. If you live art and are specifically interested in discovering how the world of art took shape over the time; this is perhaps a great place you should not miss at any cost!

Rockefeller Center – A place to relax!

It is the entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan, and houses media networks. The popular outdoor skating rink, huge Christmas tree (which stands at the front during Christmas), shops, restaurants, and an observation deck inside, 70-storey RCA Building are only just some of the highlights you can expect to watch and enjoy at the Rockefeller Center.

Other than these, other awesome, must-not-miss attractions at the New York city include –

  • Fifth Avenue
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Times Square
  • Chrysler Building
  • New York Public Library
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Wall Street
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • South Street Seaport

You can purchase tours to help you effortlessly cover the entire city. You can arrange for the exploration of the city by bus, see the sights from water, or get an aerial ride. There are many other unique and attractive places that make the city truly a traveler’s city; including Carnegie Hall, Grand Central Station, Chinatown; etc; to name but a few.

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