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.
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.
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 mrhudsonexplores.com 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.
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 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.
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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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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