New York is one of the top tourist destinations for people in the United States and abroad. It’s dense population and numerous attractions make it the city of wonders. When visiting New York there are several stops along the way that no New York visitor can leave the city without having under their virtual belt.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty is a representation of freedom and democracy. One of the most well-known and worldly statues, the statue was originally given to the United States and traveled over vast amounts of water in order to be placed on Ellis island where it sits today. Depending on the present condition of the Statue of Liberty, tourists may be able to travel all the way to the shining light at the top statues hand. From time to time, due to cleaning and renovations, the Statue of Liberty tourist areas may be closed aside from the base floor.
Times Square in New York is more than a square. It is one of the most well-known spots on earth. When stopping in at Times Square be ready to see plenty of crowds and plenty of fun and entertaining. There are music events, festival events, theater and opera events and quite a few celebrity sightings from time to time.
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges currently standing in the United States. Today the bridge as part of the New York skyline is one the most recognizable features of New York City. Visitors to New York can walk across the pedestrian crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge and see the boats passing and the beautiful, towering buildings of the city center.
World Trade Center Ground Zero
One of the saddest and most unfortunate spots in New York City is ground zero of the World Trade Center. Many people visiting New York decide to visit ground zero to pay respect to those who lost their lives.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art covers more than 5000 years of artistic invention. For visitors to New York this is a must see attraction but be sure to include more than one day to see the entire museum and take in some of the most beautiful works of art ever created by man.
Grand Central Station
When a visitor to New York City really wants feel the hustle and bustle, a small amount of time spent in Grand Central Station will do the trick. This spot is perfect for those who love to ‘people watch’ as thousands of people travel to Grand Central Station every day.
The Theater District and Broadway
Without a doubt probably the top spot that you must see when in New York is the theater district. Many people travel to New York City in order to start their theater career and Broadway is the ultimate end goal to that beginning. Broadway shows are available every night of the week and a traveler to New York can sometimes find special deals here for last minute shows if not sold out.