NYC Attractions

NYC AttractionsNew York City is probably one of the most happening cities in the world. It's a hotbed of activity and a stunning cultural and fashion blend. It’s made largely of skyscrapers that will take your breath away, and possibly put a kink in your neck from constantly looking up to the heavens. There’s a lot to see and do, and luckily transportation is fast and convenient, or you can take an open bus tour to see the sights. You might even spot a celebrity or two cleverly disguised in a baseball cap and oversized sunglasses.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
The ferry trip from Battery Park to Liberty Island is quite scenic with the New York City skyline on one side and the approaching larger-than-life Statue of Liberty on the other. The magnificent statue stands proud as our symbol of freedom. Up close you will marvel at the details in her design, and inside you can climb the spiral staircase all the way to her crown. The crown’s windows treat you to a spectacular view of Manhattan.

Nearby Ellis Island is where millions of immigrants, maybe even some of your ancestors, passed through between 1892 and 1954. The Ellis Island Museum and Wall of Honor pay tribute to this significant chapter in American history.

This section of lower Manhattan is an art and fashion mecca. You can marvel at some of the most amazing variety of artistic talent and experience shopping on a whole new level. From trendy boutiques and high fashion names like Prada and Armani to bargain outlets, there is something here for everyone. SoHo is also home to some of the finest restaurants in town, offering, among others, Italian, French, Mexican and Asian fare.

Times Square
This must-see place embodies the very spirit of New York City. You can catch the latest news and stock market trends on large scrolls at One Times Square, the same building that hosts the famous ball drop every New Year. Times Square is home to ABC Studios, which broadcasts Good Morning America, and MTV Studios. You might even catch the Naked Cowboy in the middle of the Square sporting his tighty whities, cowboy boots and signature guitar. At night the place turns into a razzle and dazzle of lights for an extra dose of visual stimulation.

Central Park
This is the perfect place for some relaxing time away from the buzz of activity in the rest of the city. You can walk or cycle through, or take a horse and carriage tour. Dense trees give the feel of a faraway forest. There is an expansive clearing with lush grass where you might spot locals napping, reading or simply basking in the beauty. You’ll also find memorials, playgrounds and sports activities like baseball and fishing. Surrounding the park you can find vendors selling art, hot dogs and divine-smelling roasted nuts.