Sunday, January 8, 2012

10 Top Tourists Attractions in New York

New York, New York, so good they named it twice, is one of the major cities in the world and also one of the top tourist destinations in America. It is also known affectionately as the ‘Big Apple’ and is next to both the Atlantic Ocean and the start of the Hudson River. The lively and bustling metropolis of New York City is full of interesting sights and major landmarks. Due to this reason New York City attracts more than 47 million foreign and American tourists each year.

Here are some of the top tourist attractions in New York. So if you are planning a visit to New York sometime soon then do visit them. There are countless others but below are NY’s best.
Empire State Building

Tired of staring up at New York City skyscrapers? Check out the view of New York City from atop the Empire State Building. You can avoid waiting in the ticket line for the Empire State Building if you buy your tickets online in advance.(Google Map Location)
Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States in honor of the friendship established during the French Revolution. The Statue of Liberty has become an American symbol of freedom and welcome to the immigrants who come to the USA looking for a better life.(Google Map Location)
Grand Central Terminal

Renovations since its opening in 1913 have turned Grand Central into more than just a hub for transportation — there are shops, dining and more available to visitors. There are group tours available, as well as free tours for individuals on Wednesdays and Fridays.(Google Map Location)
Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, is known for its Christmas, ice skating, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hall and numerous shopping and dining opportunities. Rockefeller Center is a great destination for visitors any time of year.(Google Map Location)
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum offers visitors a fascinating look into the immigrant experience. Interactive exhibits, walking tours and movies reveal the hardships and challenges faced by immigrants passing through Ellis Island.(Google Map Location)
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island, used by commuters and tourists wanting a view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty.(Google Map Location)
American Museum of Natural History
Since opening to the public in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has evolved and grown. In addition to the Rose Center planetarium and regular exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History hosts a revolving series of new exhibits, so there is always something new to see.(Google Map Location)
Central Park
Central Park has offered a welcome escape from the concrete jungle of New York City for over 150 years. Take a walk, a boat ride or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park and discover for yourself why Central Park is so popular.(Google Map Location)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Over 2 million works of art from around the world and throughout history are housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an iconic art museum that is well worth a visit.(Google Map Location)
Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, connects Manhattan with New York’s most populous borough, Brooklyn, at the time one of the country’s largest cities. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York.(Google Map Location)

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