New York is synonymous with skyscrapers, fancy restaurants, fast cars, and some killer attractions. Is it the grandest city in the world? Maybe! Would people love to take a tour of the city if given a chance? You bet! From the iconic Empire State Building to the sprawling Hudson River, it is a city people dream of living in. A city which personifies quality living. People from all over the world visit this iconic city to see the beaches, enjoy the nightlife and, guess what, even get a plastic surgery! So, if you are a tourist or have recently relocated to New York City, here are 5 of the best things to do.
The Statue of Liberty At Hudson River
The Statue of Liberty is by far the most recognizable monument in the world. Yes, even more than the Egyptian Pyramids, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Taj Mahal. The statue represents universal liberty, equal rights and freedom of expression. The statue is modeled after Libertas, a robed Roman goddess who personified liberty. A broken chain lies at her feet as she strides forward. These days, the statue has become a tourist destination and is a welcoming sight for immigrants as well. Do you want to visit? You might have to reserve your tickets online, well in advance, to access the Lady and the breath-taking views of the surrounding river.
Go See A Broadway Show
Broadway shows are plays that often emulate the classics including Shakespearean tragedies and the classic old Greek anecdotes. Each year millions of tourists flock to the Times Square to attend the best Broadway has to offer. From Hamlet to the Lion King, even if you are not interested in watching plays, you should visit this place just for the sheer spectacle.
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
This one is for those who appreciate art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the world. The museum features an eclectic mix of artifacts, paintings, scriptures and more. Founded two centuries ago, the museum has grown to include more than 5,000 years of art from all over the globe. The museum includes a detailed description of our history, present, and the possible future. A truly marvelous place that warrants your attention.
The Rockefeller Center is an entertainment and shopping center in the heart of Manhattan. The complex is home to various media houses. The key attraction of the complex is the 70-story tall Rockefeller Plaza, which offers incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. “The Top of the Rock Observation” offers scintillating views at night. Skating on the outdoor skating rink has become extremely popular with the tourists and visitors. In front of the building, we see the bronze sculpture of Atlas.
The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is the hallmark of architectural brilliance, not only in the United States but also in the entire world. Constructed in the space of just 410 days, this limestone classic required seven million hours of hard labor during the Great Depression. When it finally opened, the building was the tallest in the world and became the symbol of man’s endeavor to achieve the impossible. The building has been featured in popular culture extensively, especially in the King Kong movie, when the eponymous character falls to his death.