New York City Travel Guide
The Big Apple requires very little in the way of introduction, being internationally known for landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, United Nations and of course, the Empire State Building. Manhattan boasts some of the finest shopping in the world with giant department stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s challenging the will and skill of even the most hardcore of shoppers.
Those seeking the city’s cultural side will not fail to be impressed by venues such as the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and the world famous Guggenheim art museum with its distinctive architecture reminiscent of a peeled orange. In an evening, cultural entertainment can be sought at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Village Vanguard.
New York Attractions
Empire State Building: take the elevator to the observation deck of one of the world’s tallest buildings for unrivalled views over the city.
Ellis Island: take a ferry ride from Manhattan to historic Ellis Island and see where immigrants to the US were once processed.
The Statue of Liberty: a symbol synonymous with New York City is curiously a French creation that was donated to the US in 1886.
Central Park: offers ice skating in winter, roller skating in summer and gentle strolls in any season, and is the city’s favorite green belt area.
Broadway: the world’s most famous stage shows air at theaters along this city strip which is impressively illuminated at night.
Shopping: arguably some of the best shopping areas in the world, check out Broadway, Lexington avenue, Madison avenue, Soho and of course, 5th avenue where you’ll find the likes of Macy’s, Bloomindales and Saks.
Times Square: perhaps most famous for its New Year’s Eve celebrations, Times Square is one of those place you simply must visit on a trip to New York.