New York City is one of the lively and expensive cities in the world. In the year 1898, the British renamed it as New York, after the Dutch ( Duke of York) bought an island, which was situated beside the Hudson River. Since the 18th century, it is the destination for extensive trade. If you are planning a vacation to New York, in that case, these 25 places are a must visit.
25 Amazing places you must visit in New York City
Statue Of Liberty
New York City is known for the 305 feet tall lady with flame in her hand, the Statue of Liberty. Statue of liberty with a torch in her hand is showing us a way to freedom. And Liberty enlightens the world. The statue was initially colored as copper, but with time it turned into green. Visitors have to climb 354 stairs to reach its epitome.
The statue of liberty is situated around an island known as Liberty Island. It is at the southern tip of Manhattan. Until 1856, it is known as Bedloe’s Island. Cruises pass by the island giving a breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty.
Central Park is located at the core of Manhattan which is one of the densely populated boroughs in New York City. It is one of the largest parks over 3.5 square miles with 893 acres land. The park is larger than countries like the Vatican City and Monaco. Over 980,000 attendants can enjoy concerts like Garth Brook’s show. You can see Alice in Wonderland, A Sled dog in the park.
Central Park is one of the core areas of the city which exhibits a statue of some famous personalities. For example, you will get to see Lewis Carroll’s Alice, in a statue form. There are about 29 statues all around the park.
The most exciting fact about Central Park is, over a thousand years there were glaciers in the central park. The last one, known as Wisconsin Glacier found above 120,000 years ago. You will also find Bedrock; this is a large boulder which provides prominence for geological evolution.
Central Park witnessed over 350 film shootings. It is one of the parks which covers 14% of the green place in parkland form. It’s a beautiful landscape among the tall skylark buildings.
This place is renamed after a newspaper company, New York Times, one of the most famous newspapers of USA. Formerly known as Longacre Square, later renamed after the press headquarter shifted to one of the buildings known as One Times Building. Times Square, being the most excited place of New York, becomes energetic during New Year. Its famous New Year ball is the well-known part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
It is the world’s’ first bridge with steel wires. It took 14 years for two generation of families to design it. This bridge is one of the oldest bridges among the existing 2000 bridges situated in New York City and its surroundings. It is bridging two of the most important boroughs. This 276 ft 84-metre approx bridge connecting the heart of new york Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Grand Central Terminal
The Grand Central Terminal is the largest station in the world. It is situated in 42nd street in the mid of the Manhattan. This largest station with eateries. This station has a total 44 platforms and 67 tracks. Out of 67 tracks, 44 tracks at an upper part and rest 26 at the lower part. It’s a must visit to see how the trains run and how people are well accustomed to the 44 numbers of platforms. It is surprising to see how well organized the rail authority works offering hassle-free travel.
The New York pedestrian avail the underground subways to avoid road traffic. Subways 4,6,7 is the pathway for the Central terminal station.
World Trade Center
The world trade center consists of two 110 storied towers. One at the North and the other in its South. Over 50,000 workers were associated to built these two towers. By 1971, two of the towers were completed. Since the two towers looked similar, it is known as Twin tower. One is known as the World Trade Center I and the other as World Trade Centre II.
Unfortunately, two major miserable incidents are attached to these towers. First one is the terrorist attack in the year of 1993 and the other most frightening one in the year of 2001.
- 9/11 memorial park –
A memorial park is constructed to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives on 9/11. Every year on that day people gather to pay tribute to their loved ones.
There are some museums in the heart of New York City. You will be amazed to see their beautification.
- Museum of Arts-For Art lovers, this is a must visit place for people who are fond of paintings. The museum consists of the Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 European paintings. You will get to see the amazing Egyptian carpet. It also preserves the world’s smallest 1.1 cylinders shaped Mesopotamian work. You can take a glance at the 3800 BCE works from there.
- American Museum of Natural History – The museum is situated on the West side of Roosevelt Park. This museum has 49 exhibition hall and one library. All the 49 Exhibition hall exhibits over 33 millions of specimens of plants, rocks, animals, meteorites, minerals. The huge collection at the Department of Ornithology is a must watch.
New York will provide you with huge options for entertainment. You must know the story of Simba which children love to hear. So, this is an appropriate option to experience a live vibrant musical show. There are African dance and puppetry shows as well. Experiencing a live show at Broadway will be your most memorable experience.
Madison Square- You have seen a lot of famous personalities conducting shows or giving a lecture at Madison Square. Visit this renowned auditorium without fail. If you are lucky enough, you can see your favorite star performing live in front of your eyes!
Your favorite shopping destination
One of the famous one-stop shopping destinations is SoHo – To South of Hudson Street known as SoHo, you will find the New York City favorite shopping destination. From famous designer boutiques to paintings, all are available at your fingertips. You can buy the thing according to your choice.
Food zone – Little Italy at Mulberry Street and Chinatown at lower Manhattan are famous food destinations. As the name suggests, Little Italy is a destination for Italian food lovers; awesome bakeries are available for people who are fond of sweets.
On the whole
Last but not the least, before traveling to any city you be aware of its financial status. Federal Reserve Bank is one of the recommended places to visit. Especially, for those who are eager to know about the economy of the USA, the banking system, and its roles. Students visit this place as a part of an educational tour.