Planning on visiting the big apple? No matter if you are visiting New York as a tourist or not, make sure to spend some time sightseeing. New York City is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and an epicenter of culture. The Big apple has so many things to offer and there is not a single person in the world who cannot find something that interests him or her. It is impossible to be indifferent towards New York and its five boroughs which are home to many of the world's most cherished, famous attractions and landmarks. Approaching the city alone is a sight to see and even before you actually enter the city, you will be struck with an amazing feeling of excitement. It is a very crowded place with a lot of busy people running around, so plan your stay up front and get proper accommodation in order to have a place to rest. Here are some of the most amazing sites you must visit during your stay.
The Statue of Liberty
The statue of liberty is one of the biggest symbols of New York. It is located on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, just south of Ellis Island. These two combined form the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Visiting Liberty Island is one of the most amazing experiences a person can have when in New York. Besides seeing the statue of liberty from up close, you can also visit the museum, the crown of the pedestal. However, like any other thing in New York, these activities also require reservations. In the last decade, the National Park Service has taken over reservations and designed a reservation system which is very different than how it was in the past-people would come to visit the Statue of Liberty.
No matter if you are visiting the city on your own or with friends and family, there are many attractions in Central Park that you can visit. The park spreads across 843 acres and its beauty is enriched with its green meadows, colorful gardens, unique bridges, sprawling waters, educational facilities, performance centers and classical architecture. On top of that, there is a huge reservoir located in the center of the park with a long bridge stretching across. While here, you will feel like you are not inside a multi-million city but rather in a fairy-tale. A great place to take some time off and relax while looking at beautiful sights.
The Empire State Building
For architects and other people who like great constructions, this is probably the greatest landmark of New York City. Even though The Empire State is no longer the tallest building in the world, it is still a very popular site and it is visited by over 3 million tourists per year. Even though the building is a huge office space, tourist visits are allowed on two observation decks which are located on the 86th and the 102nd floor. The observation decks go 360 degrees in circle and you can view any part of the city - there is an old saying: "if you haven't seen New York from the Empire State Building, you haven't really seen it." It's needless to say that you need reservations in order to visit the building.
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
If you are an arts person, then you have come to the right place. New York City is the world's capital of art and in its core, at the heart of Manhattan, sits the leading museum of modern art which offers constant exhibits, exhibitions and many other cultural activities. Inside the museum, you can see some of the most unique paintings in the world. The highlighted paintings are the work of some of the most famous modern masters such as Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock and Vincent Van Gogh. Rise up spiritually and enrich your life by seeing these great pieces of art and many more.
These are only some of the most amazing sites you can visit in New York, there are many, many other things you can explore if you have the time and the right place to stay in. Talk to the local tourist organizations and they will give you brochures that can show you all the marvels this great city has to offer.