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5 Things You Must Do in New York City

New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Because of its status as the economic and cultural center of the United States, New York is often referred to as ‘the capital of the world’. There are so many things to do that to fully experience New York you will an extended stay. Below are five things you won’t want to miss when in town.

Central Park

The iconic Central Park is instantly recognizable the world over. The park was designed by the landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted in partnership with the architect Calber Vaux after the pair won a competition in 1858 and covers an area of 843 acres. With some 37.5 million visitors a year, Central Park is one of the most visited sites in the entire world.

Empire State Building

One of the most recognizable sights in the Manhattan skyline, standing at 102 stories tall, the Empire State Building offers an unrivaled view of Midtown Manhattan from its observation deck. Visible from the top of the building are a number of other famous Manhattan landmarks, including Koreatown, Penn Station, and Madison Square Gardens. Check for suggestions on other nearby landmarks. The building is the second tallest in New York, after the One World Trade Centre, the fifth tallest skyscraper in the United States and the 35th tallest building in the world. It’s advisable to book tickets in advance as there are often considerable queues for the observation deck.

Statue Of Liberty

Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the United States, the Statue of Liberty has stood on Liberty Island in New York Harbor since 1886 welcoming new arrivals to America. As with the Empire State Building, it is recommended that you book tickets well in advance. The statue attracts several million visitors every year and is usually busy on any given day.

Times Square

Times Square sits at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and, rather than being a square, is, in fact, a bow-tie shaped area where you can find a number of notable landmarks such as the Disney Store, the New York branch of The Hard Rock Café, M&Ms world and Planet Hollywood. As with most New York landmarks, Time Square has been extensively portrayed in various films and television series and is occasionally closed for periods to allow filming to take place.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

No trip to New York City would be complete without taking in some of the art and culture the city has to offer. Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to museums and galleries, but even in a city overflowing with such things, the Metropolitan Museum of Art stands out. The museum is one of the largest in the city and contains a diverse range of collections from ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman works of modern art, meaning there will be something here for everyone.

Few cities are as iconic as New York and even fewer have so many instantly recognizable landmarks and locations. There is much more to do in the city than what is listed here but these five places should be at the top of any visitor’s to-do list.


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