Love the idea of New York City but never had the chance to go? Why not make your dream come true this summer with a glitzy and glamorous trip to the Big Apple? With so many things to see and do, as well as mountains of places to stay, New York has long been a popular destination with people of all ages from all over the world. Want to plan the trip to remember? Check out our top list of things to see when you visit NYC.
Often referred to as ‘The City’, Manhattan is where a number of the hot spot attractions are in New York including the Empire State Building, Times Square and Broadway. Manhattan is a great place to wander around and get lost, finding unique and trendy cafes, restaurants and shops. If you want to get a taste of Broadway, consider getting your hands on some discount tickets to see Absinthe, a great musical and a must see for anyone during their time in the city. Regardless of what you see, you won’t regret checking out a show or five on Broadway – it’s almost a staple of Manhattan nightlife.
Ellis Island is one of the main tourist stops in NYC, consisting of the island that acted as an entry point for numerous immigrants throughout history. The Statue of Liberty stands tall and welcomes visitors to the city, one of the most iconic statues in the United States. Visitors to the island can visit the museum on site which tells the story of the some 12 million immigrants who passed through the area throughout the later half of the 19th into 20th centuries.
One of the biggest city parks in North America, Central Park is home to numerous activities such as lakes, museums and amusements, a zoo and a fitness area. Around 38 million people visit Central Park annually, making it the most visited park in the United States. With lots of beautiful walking paths to choose from, it’s no wonder so many people love coming to the area to get some exercise in, or just breathe in the nature – a welcome respite to the busyness of the rest of NYC.
The site of one of the most heinous and deadly terror attacks ever committed on American soil, the 9/11 memorial is one that millions of people visit every year since its construction. When the twin towers of the World Trade Centre fell after terrorist flew commercial airliners into them, they paved the way for one of the most beautiful memorials to be erected to commemorate and remember the thousands who lost their lives in this vicious and violent attack.
So if you’re looking for a great summer getaway this year, consider New York City. With so many things to see and do, it’s no surprise it’s one of the most popular destinations in the world. So what are you waiting for?