Visiting the Big Apple
Few modern metropolises will take your breath away than New York City.
Of course, the bustling streets aren’t the only thing that attracts tourists to the city in droves. It is called the city that never sleeps for a reason and here are some of them –
- New York city has over 4,000 street food vendors
- The city’s China Town is the largest Chinese enclave in the western hemisphere
- New Yorkers travel an average of 40 minutes to work in a day
- The city enjoyed brief acclaim as the country’s capital from 1789 to 1790
- The subway system in New York is the largest mass transit system in the world with 842 miles of track and 468 stations to its name
Things to do
Lovingly known as the Big Apple, the city of New York is home to some of the most panoramic vistas and sights in the world. Of course, that doesn’t mean that tourists visit each one. Visiting some of the customary landmarks like the Statue of Liberty will be enough to placate your thirst for the city’s wonders.
Other notable areas worth visiting include Ellis Island, the World Trade Center Memorial and other sights. It might be worth your while to visit Top of the rock Observation Deck that has opened on different floors of the Rockefeller plaza. The vantage points offer spectacular views into the city.
The Metropolitan Art museum offers a great cultural retreat for travelers as well. The museum features art work form the early 20th century. Guests prefer spending their entire day within the expansive museum due to its sheer size and vastness.
Tourists can also have their pictures taken with various celebrities at Madam Tussauds Wax museum. Of course, the only difference is that the models are made from wax. But it is their immense likeness to the people that they mirror is exactly what makes the museum a famous tourist hotspot.
Of course, a trip to the city won’t be complete without visiting its heartbeat; Times Square. This particular area signifies everything that the city represents. The glamour, excitement and culture are all embodied in it.
Tourists who prefer quieter pursuits can stroll through Central Park as well and a simple walk is not all that they look forward to. The park offers an impressive variety of recreational activities. Grab a bike and cruise through its splendor.
Why you Should Visit
From the tantalizing food offered by the city’s street vendors to the streets of Broadway, there is always something to do for tourists who know where to look. New York City is an impressive mixture of culture and modernism at its best. The best part is that tourists can enjoy themselves in all seasons. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve for people to enjoy standing on Time’s Square nor will they lack entertainment. The glittering lights of the city, its Broadway culture and a diverse population will keep you coming back for more.