Frank Sinatra once sang that he wanted to “wake up in the city that never sleeps,” and Old Blue Eyes couldn’t be more accurate about his description of the largest city in the U.S.: New York City.
With so many sites to see in the Big Apple, we picked our top must-see sites in New York City.
- World Trade Center. One World Trade Center opened in early 2014 and stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet tall. The area, also known as Ground Zero, also features The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which is an emotional commemoration of the victims of September 11th.
- Times Square. Also known as the “Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is perhaps the world’s busiest intersection because it is a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is usually packed full of tourists wanting to experience the bright lights in the big city, and boy, are they bright. Many television shows are recorded with Times Square as the backdrop. If you are visiting New York over New Year’s and don’t mind the crowd, Times Square is definitely the place to be to watch the ball drop.
- Central Park. With an area that is larger than most cities, Central Park is a beautiful, yet lively urban park with New York City’s skyscrapers as the backdrop. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962 and features peaceful trees, lakes and rivers. Central Park is a lovely place to go for a stroll or have a picnic among the city limits.
- Statue of Liberty. Certainly the most iconic figure in New York, it also is easily the most recognizable statue in the world. Sitting on Ellis Island, the only way to get there is by boat. Taking a trip to see the statue up close might not be a must-see, but included in the cost of admission to the island is the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which is a tremendously fascinating experience.
- Yankees Stadium. If you are a sports fan, you can’t skip out on visiting New Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It is a very distinctive sporting experience that will make you feel like you are in the company of legends, tradition and history, even if the Old Yankee Stadium doesn’t exist anymore. Even if the Yankees are out of town, the Yankee Museum is a must-do for sports buffs.
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