Amidst the crowds and honking taxi cab drivers is a feeling of being in the most amazing place in the world – one that can only be found in New York City. The most populous city in the U.S., NYC has been a top worldwide tourist destination for decades. More than 40 million people (48.7 million in 2010) visit the Big Apple each year, and this number is steadily growing. From major destinations like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, to hidden gems like The Cloisters and Governors Island, there’s no shortage of things to do, see, and hear in the city that never sleeps.
A trip to New York City isn’t complete with stops at some of the region’s most well-known attractions like Ellis Island, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA), Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and more. Additionally, your itinerary should include visits to China Town, Little Italy, the Bronx Zoo, and Coney Island. And you can’t visit New York City without seeing a Broadway play! So much to do, and so little time – even a month’s vacation wouldn’t be long enough.
Two things that NYC has an overabundance of are dining establishments and shopping options. From the food truck on the corner, to the 4-course meal in Midtown, there’s no craving that New York City dining can’t fulfill. Shopping here is similarly diversified, as visitors can choose from the world-class department stores on Madison Avenue, to the virtually unknown designer boutiques of SoHo.
From the lights of Time Square to the crowded subways, there’s no other city in the world like New York