There is something about New York
that makes it one of the most-loved tourist destinations in the world. The
place is teeming with tourists from all around the world and it appears like a
boiling pot of cultures at all times.
It’s not just one thing but rather a
multitude of factors that make this city so vibrant and inviting for visitors
of diverse cultures, nationalities and income groups. The city provides a huge
range of staying options that include inns, vacation rentals and of course hotels.
So, let’s discuss the most prominent
places to visit once you are in New York. This is the first part of my series
of articles on New York.
Empire State Building: Built more than 80 years ago, the building is among the icons
of the city. It was the highest building in the world for many years before
skyscrapers came up in other parts of the world as well. The observatory deck
of the building is open to public and this is an opportunity for the visitors
to see the NY skyline from this tremendous height.
Statue of Liberty: The statue was a French gift to the United States. This historic monument
has been among the most popular representations of the United States of America
for many years. The Staten Island Ferry Service offers a free ferry trip from
lower Manhattan to Staten Island that provides a good view of the Statue of
Rockefeller Center: The Rockefeller Center is home to a number of well-known sculptures and
attractions, including the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The
Rockefeller Center complex was built during the Great Depression. It not only
provided the much needed work for New Yorkers, it also reflected the art deco styling
that was quite popular during that time.
Times Square: Times Square is more than just the
key commercial district of New York.
Times Square is my personal favorite when it comes to the best hangout
places in the world. It represents everything that the city is famous for –
beauty, fashion, wealth, high status, fast life and the best of brands. This is
one cool place that is always full of activity even till late at night.
Evenings are the most special, when you see hordes of people rushing through
the lanes of Times Square to shop, enjoy and just have as good time. Cars rush
past in top speeds, and visitors throng this area on cars, buses and the
And the best
part being that just near Times Square, you can find plenty of places to stay.
You can choose to stay at a fancy five-star hotel or at a vacation rental
property that is friendly to your pocket.
In the next
article of this series, we shall talk about some more attractions in this
exciting city of the United States of America.