From Times Square and the Empire State Building to Central park and the Statue of Liberty, there are more legendary attractions in New York than any other place on earth. A major centre for media, culture, food, shopping and finance and trade, with a towering skyline and endless supply of restaurants and entertainment, it’s little wonder The Big Apple is considered by many to be the greatest city in the world.
Things to do in New York, USA
The iconic neon glow of the ginormous, electronic billboards of Times Square is a breath-taking must-see during your sightseeing tour of New York. Perhaps best known as the centre for New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York thanks to its famous ‘Ball Drop’, Times Square sits at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and is known as ‘the Crossroads of the World’. As well as being steeped in history, Times Square is home to some of the most powerful symbols associated with freedom of speech and the press. One of the most respected publications in the world, the New York Times, has its headquarters in Times Square, as does the Thompson Reuters building.
A leisurely walk through beautiful Central Park is an absolute must on a visit to New York. Central Park lies at the very heart of the isle of Manhattan and offers 843 acres of open space, lakes and gardens and exciting attractions, including two ice skating rinks, a swimming pool, running tracks and the Central Park Zoo.
Gifted to America by the French Government to mark the 100th anniversary of America’s independence, the beloved Statue of Liberty is a top New York attraction. Visiting ‘Lady Liberty’ is an awe-inspiring experience; she stands for modern freedoms and pursuits and is truly an American icon.
New York’s attractions are plenty, but no visit to New York is complete without a tour of one of the city’s most fascinating architectural triumphs, the Empire State building. One of the finest and most famous examples of Art Deco architecture in the world and at 102 stories, the Empire State Building is a dominating feature of the New York skyline as the tallest building in the city.
Located in Albany, New York, the Rockefeller Empire State Plaza is home to numerous government buildings as well as a rich, varied selection of art that showcases some of the finest modern artists in America’s history. Browse works by American greats like Clement Meadmore, Herbert Ferber and George Sugarman in one of the most important collections of modern art in the country.
High above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side lays an abandoned freight rail line, resurrected as an astonishing, expertly designed urban park. Catch a movie, enjoy your lunch or recline on chaise lounges to people watch – but don’t miss this unique promenade in the sky.