Sunday, May 10, 2009

Best Places to Visit in New York City

New York City is an exciting and diverse place to visit. . There are a variety of fun places to see and experience. There many attractions that you will not see anywhere else in the world. The following is a list of New York City's most popular and amazing places to visit:

Ellis Island: This Island is where the history of New York began. You can visit for free and enjoy the ferry ride to and from the island. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is an astounding showcase of American history.

The Empire State Building: This building is New York's icon. Visitors from all over the world come to New York to see the Empire State Building. There is an observation deck where you can take in the immense city.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The museum is one of the top art museums in the world. Popular displays include the Arts of Africa, the Oceania and the Americas permanent collection, and the Egyptian Art collection which contains more than 36,000 ancient objects.

American Museum of Natural History: A world renowned museum that features the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium. It also includes posters, postcards, books, and other keepsakes of the museum's remarkable art.

Guggenheim Museum: The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure was built as a series of spirals meant to resemble an inverted pyramidal temple. There is a valuable permanent collection devoted to works from the 19th century through the present.

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum: This famous museum features astounding wax replications of some of the most famous historical figures.

Coney Island: Take the subway out to Coney Island, on the southernmost tip of Brooklyn. .The Astroland Amusement Park is famous as both the birthplace of the rollercoaster and the hot dog, Coney Island is home to one of the last remaining wooden coasters in the U.S. called the "Cyclone."

Central Park: A great place to visit if you are a history buff or nature lover. Take a free tour offered by the Central Park Conservancy. The 843-acre public area includes "View from the Past," a glimpse at the achievements of Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; "A Road Once Traveled," a look at American Revolution and War of 1812 battles sites; and "Amble Through the Ramble," a hike through 38-acres of woodland.

Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge was the tallest structure in North America when it opened in 1883. Take a walk on the pedestrian walkway and capture a view of Manhattan from Wall Street to the Upper East Side.

The New York Stock Exchange: This is the central hub of Capitalism. The famous Wall Street is nearby.

Grand Central Station: Visitors are astounded by the exorbitant ceiling and the world's largest example of Tiffany glass in the clock facing 42nd Street.

Times Square: The theaters of Broadway and the vast number of animated neon and LED signs have made Times Square one of New York's iconic images. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs.

Rockefeller Center: The Rockefeller Center boasts the largest Christmas tree in the world and the famous NBC TV studio and store.

Yankee Stadium Tours: Yankee Stadium is famous for such baseball legends as Roger Clemens and Babe Ruth. Visit the dugouts, clubhouse, press box, and Monument Park.

Fifth Avenue: Famous for Christmas fashion shopping and downtown West Broadway's upscale fashion boutiques.

A great vacation is all about relaxing and having fun, so enjoy New York City's boundless sightseeing excursions and famous historical sights. The "Big Apple" will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

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