There is never a dull moment in the world-famous New York City. It is a traveler’s dream, with attractions such as the High Line, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, its sites, museums, and music halls.
As we all know, New York City houses the Statue of Liberty, France’s gift to America. The statue can be seen particularly well from Battery Park or Liberty Island, and, on a tour to the Statue of Liberty, many stop at Ellis Island to explore the Immigration Museum, which concentrates on the stories of the people who came through the Island on their journey to the United States.
As popular as the Statue, the Empire State Building is also one of New York’s most famous landmark buildings, at 381 meters tall and 102 storeys high, with two observatories at its top.
Billboards and screens at every glance, Times Square is another perfect spot for those wishing to experience the essence of the city’s urban life. It is especially known for its famous New Year’s Eve “ball drop” celebration.
And one cannot leave New York City without visiting Grand Central Station, be it a stop in passing or a planned destination for tourism. It is a Parisian Beaux-Arts building, first opened in 1913 as a terminal for the subway and train stations of the city.
For those wishing to escape the concrete jungle, Central Park offers vast space for walks and carriage-rides, as well as Wollman Rink for ice-skating in the winter. Central Park offers sites within itself, including the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake.
For those looking for a show, Rockefeller Center is an entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan; its centerpiece is the 70-story 30 Rockefeller Plaza, an Art Deco skyscraper, offering views over Manhattan.
Art and Music Halls
And if one would rather observe the arts, New York City sports the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Broadway, and Radio City Music Hall.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains more than two million works of art, spanning a period of 5,000 years, including American decorative arts, arms and armor, costumes, Egyptian art, musical instruments, and photographs.
For lovers of theatre, New York offers Broadway, which is considered the pinnacle of American theater, offering both the latest shows as well as long-running classics. As for lovers of classical and pop music, Carnegie Hall is a magnificent concert venue, and has been filled by musicians from a spectrum of genres such as Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, and the Beatles.
Radio City Music Hall is a famous entertainment venue within Rockefeller Center. This 1932 Art Deco theater offers musical extravaganzas and films and is the home of the dance company, The Rockettes. Radio City Music Hall frequently hosts major events, including the Grammy Awards and Tony Awards.