With a population of over 8.6 million, New York is the largest United States city by population. New York City comprises five boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. New York’s iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. The city also has the world’s second busiest city airport system by passenger traffic annually (135,514,082), as well as the most professional sports championships among U.S. cities. In a nutshell, New York City is one of the cities in the world that never sleeps.
Top 5 Tourist attractions in New York City.
- Statue of Liberty. The statue of Liberty is a neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbour in New York City and was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States. Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel, the statue is a symbol of freedom to all around the world. The head of the statue was at display at World’s fair in Paris in 1878 on Champ de Mars. It has been estimated that the statue gets hit by 600 bolts of lightning yearly. Families can participate in free ranger-guided tours of the island’s grounds and visit the second floor museum to learn about the statue’s history and symbolism through photographs, videos and oral histories.
- Grand Central Terminal. Grand Central Terminal is a commuter railroad terminal at 42nd street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is estimated that about 10,000 people come into Grand Central to have lunch each day and don’t catch a train at all. So, when you visit New York, whether or not train travel is in your plans, Grand Central Station deserves to be one of your destinations for some good food, guided tours and great architectural masterpieces.
- The Empire State Building. The Empire State Building is a 102-storey Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall. The building’s opening coincided with the Great Depression in the United States, and as a result much of its office space was initially unrented. The building has been made even more popular by featuring in movies like ‘King Kong’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also known as ‘Met’, the museum is the largest in the United States. In 2016 alone, it recorded a total of about 7.06 million visitors, making it the 3rd most visited museum in the world. The ‘Met’ maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. You are guaranteed to experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world when you visit this museum. While at the museum, families can take advantage of specialty kids programming such as drop-in drawing sessions, in which kids draw based on their inspiration while viewing original works of art.
- Central Park. Located between the upper West side and Upper East Side, Central Park is the most visited urban park in the whole of the United States. In 2013 alone, the park recorded about 40 million visitors, and is one of the most filmed locations in the whole wide world. New Yorkers and visitors like to come to Central Park year-round to exercise, relax and explore. So, we recommend visiting this great and beautiful park the next time you visit New York City.
Top 5 Restaurants in New York City.
- SottoCasa Pizzeria
- Boucherie Park Avenue South
- Pisillo Italian Panini
- Club A Steakhouse
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