Many cities try, but no one can replicate the energy and feel of New York City. America’s largest city has a frenetic pace and plenty of attractions to go around. If you’re traveling to the city that never sleeps, be sure to visit for several days so you can take in all of the scenery and sights. For those that have never been, here are some of the top places to take in when visiting the Big Apple:
- Statue of Liberty- Lady Liberty stands high above New York Harbor as a symbol of American freedom and has welcomed many who have come to America seeking opportunity. A short ferry ride from Battery Park is all you need to visit the statue, and a 377-step climb is all that stands between you and Lady Liberty’s crown.
- Empire State Building- With newly renovated indoor and outdoor observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors, now is the perfect time to visit one of New York City’s most iconic buildings. When you’re done checking out the breathtaking 360-degree views of Manhattan and beyond, you’ll be within walking distance of Herald Square, Bryant Park, Madison Square Garden, and many other sights and sounds.
- The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum- Standing as a solemn reminder of one of the worst tragedies in American history, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a place that all Americans should visit. Fountains now stand where the Twin Towers once stood with the names of the victims surrounding them, and the museum tells the stories of those that we lost that tragic day.
- Times Square- Standing at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and spanning from 42nd to 47th street, Times Square is one of the most iconic attractions in the world. The sheer scale of video boards and advertisements will mesmerize you, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. If you’re into large crowds, be sure to stop by for the New Year’s Eve celebration for one of the largest parties in the world. If crowds aren’t your thing then Times Square won’t be your favorite New York City attraction, as over 131 million people visit annually.