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The big 5 sights & places to visit in New York
New York City has many famous sights and places to visit that attracts visitors for weekend breaks and holidays every year, from independent travellers, group booking to return holiday makers that can’t get enough of what NYC has to offer and it must be said that no matter how many times you visit New York City there is always something new and exciting to do or see.
There is not just one thing or sight that attracts visitors to New York City its actually a combination of many factors, from great shopping, famous sights and places, delicious food and great entertainment wanting to experiencing the culture and amazing melting pot of people that makes up New York city to just wanting to relax and chill out in NYC for a few days.
The Big Apples offers visitors some of the most famous sights and places to visit in the world and here are the big 5 sights and place to visit in of New York that can’t be missed, there are of course countless other places to visit but these 5 are a great starting point for any visitor to NYC.
Statue of Liberty – The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic tourists sights in the world and is featured in many films and was a gift to the United States from the people of France, there is a smaller version of the statue in Paris.
The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, she holds a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the
American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island off shore from lower Manhattan.
Visitors to New York used to be able to take a ferry ride across the River Hudson to Liberty Island to get a closer look at the Statue, but access to the Island has been restricted since Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 for safety reasons
Empire State Building – The Empire State Building in Mid Manhattan at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street is a 102 storey Art Deco building synonymous with the New York Skyline. The Famous Empire state Building is an awe inspiring building to behold, visitors can visit the observation deck and enjoy the views or enjoy a meal in the restaurant. The Empire State Building features in Many Movies as a meeting point for lovers. The Empire State Building is a great destination on its own for holiday makers to take some amazing pictures.
Times Square – Times Square in Mid Town Manhattan is right in the heart of Manhattan Life at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and offers visitors shops, theatres, restaurants and bars not to mention the massive multi storey bill board that are an iconic feature of Times Square.
Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building – now called One Times Square – site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve.
During New Years Eve Celebrations Times Square is the place to be if you’re in New York City. Times Square is one of the busiest tourist sights in the world with over 300,000 visitors a days and over 35 millions visitors a year.
Central Park – Central Park in the middle of Manhattan New York City from 59th Street to Central Park North offers visitors a peaceful get away from the urban jungle of NYC. Central Park is a great place to relax, take a walk, Chillout and enjoy the lush greenery of the trees and lakes and pond.
5th Avenue - The famous 5th Avenue north of Washington Square runs all the way up to 143rd street and is the place to go for some of the most exclusive boutiques and world famous designer shops between 49th and 59th street. 5th Avenue offers visitors to New York city an amazing shopping experience, there is no need to break the bank as not all the shops on 5th Avenue are expensive. Some of the points of interest and must see places along 5th Avenue include the Trump Tower, the Plaza Hotel, St. Patrick's Cathedral, located between 50th and 51st streets, Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building to mention but a few.
These are just some of the must visit places in New York city, whatever time of the year you visit New York, you will surely enjoy yourself.
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