New York Main Tourist Attractions

Liberty Island
Liberty Island

What would cross your mind when you heard about New York City? Metropolitan city, high population, and traffic jam are what people might first think of. However, the state of New York itself actually has many vacation spots for the individual, couple, or family who are searching for a place to spend holiday with. Where would you like to visit in New York? Obviously, there are quite many that we can’t cover it all, but below we give you some areas and activities which you might not want to miss during your holiday in New York.

Liberty Island

One thing that might be the most iconic statue that symbolizes the whole of New York City would probably be the Liberty Statue. The statue is situated in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island, South of Ellis Island. While entrance to the Statue of Liberty National Monument is free, there is a small fee needed for the ferry service that all visitors must use to dock at the island. The colossal statue of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, was a present from the people of France to the United States. The statue bears a torch and a tablet upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The liberty statue is a representation of freedom and of the United States which also might be used as a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Empire State Building

This is one of the most famous and most visited buildings in the entire New York City. This 102-story skyscraper, which is often used as a tourism spot, is located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. This building is generally considered as a popular American icon. This could be seen as this building is often used in various genres, such as in film and literature. Perhaps, one of the most memorable times of the use of Empire State building is used in the King Kong the movie in 1933. In the film, the main character, King Kong the giant ape, climbs to the top of the Empire State to escape from his captors but falls to his death after being attacked by airplanes. One thing that you might not want to miss while spending your holiday in New York is the building’s beauty that came to life when night arrives. The floodlight used in the entire building is one of the most attractive lightshow in New York. This floodlight usually generated according to seasons or certain events, such as Christmas or Independence Day.

Central Park

This is one of the largest parks in New York City which covers 843 acres (about 341 ha) of land. Central Park, which has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962, is located in Manhattan. Receiving approximately thirty-five million visitors annually, Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. This unique park built around a high-rise building, making it one of the most expensive lands to build. While it might appear natural, the whole park is actually landscaped with several artificially natural lakes and ponds. This park boasts many kinds of activities that many visitors might need more than a day to enjoy all of them. The facilities that Central Park have such as extensive walking tracks where people used for jogging, two ice-skating rinks (one of which is a swimming pool in July and August), the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a 106-acre (43 ha) billion-gallon reservoir with an encircling running track, and an outdoor amphitheater. In addition there are also many grassy areas in which some of them are used for informal or formal place to host sport events and some quiet areas with a number of enclosed playgrounds for children.


2 thoughts on “New York Main Tourist Attractions

  1. I love New York! I was born there but every time I go back and visit I always discover something new. Two weeks ago I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw the coolest art installation ever. I would recommend it to anyone trying to fill up their itinerary during their visit! It only last until Nov 4th 🙂

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