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5 Great Attractions in New York

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 10:18 AM

New York is a city that is always on the move and draws visitors in with its  boundless energy. Chique bars, renowned restaurants offering a variety of international cuisines, the dazzling Times Square, a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, a refreshing walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and various other New York City attractions make millions of tourists flock to New York each year. When in New York you have the opportunity to stay at some of the best hotels in the world, but even budget travelers can find good accommodations at affordable prices in the city.

There are plenty of things to do in New York City, which keep tourists completely entertained. Most of the attractions in New York City are separated by large distances and can’t be covered in just a day or two. Therefore, if you are on a short visit, proper planning is essential so that you can cover as many attractions as possible. If you are in the New York City for just two or three days, here is a list of attractions that should definitely be included in your sightseeing itinerary:
  • Statue of Liberty — Given to the Americans by the French as a symbol of friendship and solidarity in 1886, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most important sites in New York. This 151-feet-tall statue was sculpted by Gustave Eifle and was made using copper on a steel framework. This New York attraction is located on Liberty Island, which can be reached by paying for a ferry ride that shows you the great American Icon and Ellis Island.
  • Central Park — Include a visit to Central Park on your list of things to do in New York City. This park has massive, lush, green landscape and is located in the heart of New York City like an oasis in the middle of a bustling city. A relaxing stroll to the famous Angel Fountain, or a visit to the Central Park zoo are some of the things to do during a visit to Central Park. A ride in a horse-driven carriage and Wollman Ice skating rink are other attractions in Central Park if you are planning to visit New York during the winter.
  • Times Square — Want to experience the true spirit of New York?  Include a visit to Times Square during the evening. Times Square hosts flashy advertisements, countless gatherings, great restaurants, and millions of people walking up and down the streets. Times Square is a truly exciting place to visit in New York.
There are countless other attractions in New York City, which could be included on your sightseeing list, depending upon the amount of time you have. Art lovers can visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visitors could also go to the Brooklyn bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, during a trip to New York.

There are a plethora of New York sightseeing options to choose from that make a visit to New York enjoyable and exciting.

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