NYC’s skyline is truly amazing and overwhelming. The iconic monuments, islands, waterways, bridges and skyscrapers create a fabulous panorama that’s immediately recognizable worldwide. While you can feel the scale of your surroundings regardless of where you are in the city, the greatness of the cityscape is best experienced from above the Empire State Building, New York’s tallest structure. There are of course many other places you can visit when coming here, so let’s see what else you can see in the city that never sleeps.
Statue of Liberty
Most probably every person in the world knows it when he sees it, but did you know that the Statue of Liberty was actually a gift from France? The statue was built in eighteen eighty six and to this day is one of the most iconic symbols of freedom that perfectly defines the American culture. In terms of size, the statue is one hundred and fifty two feet tall and weighs about four hundred and fifty thousand pounds. From atop of it, you can enjoy a pretty amazing view of lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor. To get to the statue, you’ll need to take a short boat ride since to Liberty Island.
If you’re into shopping, then New York’s Fifth Avenue is the perfect place where you can do that and that’s because there are many high end designer shops here. The Apple Store Fifth Avenue, Tiffany and Cartier are just a few of the brands you can check out in Fifth Avenue, yet if you don’t want to shop, then a stroll along the avenue can be incredibly rewarding.
Located in the center of Manhattan, Central Park is a public park that spans 843 acres and is one of the largest urban oases in the world. Since it encompasses a diverse landscape of calm bodies of water, walking trails and rolling fields, including the most incredible fall foliage in New York, it’s certainly a place that you would not want to miss visiting.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Also known as the MET, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in eighteen seventy. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works of art and some of its highlights include photographs, musical instruments, Egyptian art, but also costumes, armors and arms and American decorative arts.
Not many know that Times Square was formerly known as Longacre Square, but its name was changed in nineteen oh four after the NY Times owner. Times Square was for many years the heart of the Theater District, but during the Great Depression it fell into decay when dozens of theaters started to close down. However, in order to preserve the area, many corporations were invited to move into it, including Disney and because of that, Times Square has changed a lot over the years. The place is a lot more beautiful and a lot safer, no matter if you decide to visit during the day or at night. And since it is full of restaurants, theaters and stores, you can easily have a great time here by shopping at your favorite brand stores and/or meeting friends for a high class dinner.