Must See Attractions In New York City

Must See Attractions In New York City

With so many things to do, it can be difficult to decide what is deserving of your time on a trip to New York. Of course, there are those world famous sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Times Square, the typical New York postcards which you cannot afford to miss.

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous landmarks in New York City, and one that the city has long been associated with. Originally a gift from the French in 1885, the Statue of Liberty (officially the Liberty Enlightening of the World), stands strong as a symbol of freedom, the first symbol that would greet immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.

Along with the Statue of Liberty, another landmark which has become synonymous with New York is the Empire State Building. Perhaps the most famous skyscraper in the world, and the largest in New York City, the building has become a defining feature of the city. Is it worth visiting? Well, with views that span across Manhattan and the rest of New York most tourist guides would recommend visiting. If in doubt however, why not ask one of the 10,000-20,000 visitors who climb to the top daily?

Aside from the fantastic views from the observation deck, at the top of the Empire State Building, there are also a number of tours and shops to enjoy, as well as a whole plethora of amenities nearby, from restaurants to souvenir shops and everything in between.

Although technically not a square, Times Square is one of New York’s greatest attractions. The ‘square’ was originally known as Longacre Square before the New York Times moved their offices there in 1904, giving the area a new vibrancy and a new name. Even though The New York Times have since moved offices, the company still continues its annual New Year’s Eve celebrations within the square, a tradition that has been running since 1907.

Finally, for the more humanistic visitors, no trip to New York is complete without a visit to the United Nations HQ. Located on an 18 acre site situated along the East River, the UN is perhaps one of the most striking modern symbols of culture and humanity within New York City. Opened in 1951, its glass-fronted building has been a part of the New York skyline for decades, making it a popular calling point for tourists.

No doubt there will be plenty of other attractions dotted throughout New York that you are aching to visit. While most of these are likely to be in Manhattan, it can be quite a challenge to find New York hotels which are nearby to all of your planned New York attractions. Thankfully the city is served by an excellent, 24 hour subway system. Failing that, just hail one of the many cabs you will see around the city.

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