Five boroughs (Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island) with its own distinctive attractions come together to form New York City – City that never sleeps. Undoubtedly, one cannot get enough of it, as it is larger than life. Be it culture, food, people, art or sports; everything around is just incomparable. Also known as “Big Apple” across the world; it has so much to do, see and explore, you can actually experience the blend of the medieval period and modern time.
Whether you call New York the epicenter of art and entertainment or trendsetter or capital of dining and shopping; everything about it is just irresistible, there is something magical about this place. Beyond doubt, NYC is a wanderer’s delight. Visitors can find all sorts of enticing and interesting things, starting from architectural masterpieces, old-world cafes, museums to sprawling galleries while wandering around the streets.
When you are in NYC, you have the world at your fingertips, around every corner offers a different yet astonishing version of the city. Let’s explore some of the top experiences, which you can have while in New York City.
Statue of Liberty.
A trip to NYC would be incomplete without taking in the breathtaking view of the statue of liberty and harbor. The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel.
The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left-hand carries, a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall, including its antenna. Built-in just 410 days, Empire State Building is truly a limestone classic. The view from its 86th and the 102nd floor is just awe-aspiring.
As of 2019, the building is the 5th-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th-tallest in the world. It is also the 6th-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The Empire State Building stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in Lower Manhattan in late 1970.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Ellis Island is a museum and former immigration inspection station in New York Harbor, within the states of New York and New Jersey. It was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Before being used as an inspection station, Ellis Island used to be the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine.
The island was greatly expanded by land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. When it was an active immigrant inspection station, Ellis Island contained facilities for processing immigrants and for medical quarantines. The entire island was made part of Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 and the original main building has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, on the south side of the island, is closed to the general public except for occasional tours.
Times Square Nyc City
Walking through Time Square you will be dazzled with bright lights and billboards. Time square is one of the most happening places in NYC, which is basically the hub of theatres and art galleries. Located at the crossing of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, it is also famed as The Crossroads of the World. New Year’s Eve is the best time to visit, as a million people come here to watch the famed ball drop.
These were the few attractions of NYC, but the list of destinations has no end, there are lots more to see and visit. Don’t think too much, plan your summer holiday today. Book flight tickets online by comparing prices on different websites over the internet. Use the map widget below to see hotels in New York.