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10 Best Attractions In New York

New York is the beating heart of America and of the entire western world. It’s the business and culture center of the United States, it’s home of the United Nations. It has some of the best museums in the world and the best shopping streets. It even has the largest subway system! New York is recognized by more monuments than any other city on Earth (just to name a few: Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park) and has one of the most recognizable skylines. Countless songs have been written about New York and countless books, movies and TV shows take place in it. And most importantly  – If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!

1. Times Square – The world’s most famous square is located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. It’s filled with video screens, LED signs, and flashing lights and is known to be a major tourists attraction. The lights and signs can be viewed anytime, but the most enchanting experience comes when one visits it at night, as all the signs and screens are ablaze with color. Times Square is also well known for its famous New Year’s Eve ball drop

Best Attractions In New York: Times Square

Best Attractions In New York: Times Square

 

2. Manhattan Skyline – The beautiful skyline of Manhattan can be recognized by just about anyone. The Empire State, Central park, and the narrow island of Manhattan are a sure giveaway. The skyline can be seen beautifully from across the river or from the view points at the top of the Empire State Building (which is the tallest viewpoint – but the view is without the Empire State itself) or GE Building – 30 Rockefeller Plaza (not as high as the Empire State, but you get to see the entire skyline including the main feature)

Best Attractions In New York: Manhattan Skyline, seen from GE Building

Best Attractions In New York: Manhattan Skyline, seen from GE Building

 

3. Statue of Liberty – Located on Liberty Island in Manhattan, the statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886 as a gift to the United States from the people of France. It was given to celebrate the 100 years anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad. It is certainly one of the most famous statues in the world

Best Attractions In New York: Statue of Liberty

Best Attractions In New York: Statue of Liberty

4. Central Park – Located at the center of Manhattan in New York City, this world famous urban park was opened in 1857. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States with 35 million visitors each year. It spans over 800 acre with many beautiful features like Belvedere Castle, the Central Park Reservoir, Bethesda Fountain and many more

Best Attractions In New York: Central Park, seen from GE Building

Best Attractions In New York: Central Park, seen from GE Building

 

5. Brooklyn Bridge – Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world and one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) which made it longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903. It has become one of the icons on New York from it’s opening day and today still one of the city’s attractions for tourists is to walk the 5,989 feet (1825 m) of the bridge from end to end and back, while taking pictures of the beautiful bridge with the skyline of Manhattan

Best Attractions In New York: Brooklyn Bridge

Best Attractions In New York: Brooklyn Bridge

 

6. Metropolitan Museum of Art – Also known as The Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and one of the best in the world. Its collection of more than two million items from all over the world and from all eras is incredible. Just for example: Its European paintings include works by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Rodin, and others. The Egyptian Collection showcases the tomb of Perneb and the Temple of Dendur

Best Attractions In New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Best Attractions In New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

7. American Museum of Natural History – This wonderful museum of natural history is conveniently located across the street from Central Park. Established in 1869, the museum is one of the largest in the world with 27 buildings housing 45 permanent exhibitions, as well as a planetarium and a library. The 5 million annual visitors only have access to a fraction of the museum collection that includes more than 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. The Museum official site

Best Attractions In New York: The American Museum of Natural History

Best Attractions In New York: The American Museum of Natural History

 

8. September 11 Memorial & Museum – The museum and memorial commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks are located at the World Trade Center site, where the Twin Towers once stood. A visit to the memorial is a must to everyone who remembers that awful day in 2001

Best Attractions In New York: September 11 Memorial

Best Attractions In New York: September 11 Memorial

9. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – MoMA is often referred as the most important museum for modern art in the world. Over 3 million visitors visit the museum every year and enjoy the exhibits of contemporary art, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books, film and even electronic media. The museum is located on 53rd street between the 5th and the 6th avenues. The museum official site

Best Attractions In New York: Museum of Modern Art

Best Attractions In New York: Museum of Modern Art

 

10. Fifth Avenue – Planning to go shopping? The Fifth Avenue is among the world’s best shopping streets. The fifth avenue is packed with expensive department stores and designer boutiques and is ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world. It is known as the best shopping street in New York, with spectacular window displays, especially around Christmas

Best Attractions In New York: Fifth Avenue

Best Attractions In New York: Fifth Avenue

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