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The must-visit attractions in New York

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New York is one of the most famous cities in the world and there are plenty of historical landmarks and attractions for holidaymakers to visit.

There are so many places of interest that often it can be difficult for visitors to fit them all in and here we give you a rundown of the must-visit attractions in New York.

Empire State Building

New York City’s skyline without the Empire State Building just would not be the same and it is one of the Big Apple’s most iconic attractions.

The Empire State Building also offers visitors one of the best views of New York and visiting the building’s observatory is a must as you can see all of New York’s most popular attractions from afar.

 

Brooklyn Bridge

 

The Brooklyn Bridge New York

The Brooklyn Bridge New York

Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge offers walkers, cyclists, local New Yorkers and holidaymakers stunning views of lower Manhattan.

 

The bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was first built and is a great example of New York’s famous architectural history.

 

The bridge is free to walk across and should be right at the top of your bucket list.

 

Central Park

As we mentioned in our Beginner’s Guide to New York, a walk through Central Park should certainly be on any visitor’s itinerary.

Visitors will recognise parts of the 843-acre park as they have featured in famous films and books. The park has a number of attractions from its picturesque waters to the Central Park Zoo and Wildlife Center.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

Every list of New York attractions should include the Statue of Liberty as it is arguably the city’s most iconic site.

Don’t miss the chance to get up to the top of the Statue of Liberty as it offers superb views of New York Harbour, and the Liberty Island Museum, which tells the story of how this iconic attraction was built, is also worth seeing.

Guggenheim Museum

Close to Central Park is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, which is home to paintings from world renowned artists such as Picasso and Manet, as well as being home to one of the largest collections of Mapplethorpe’s photography in the world.

 Macy’s

If any of your family are shopaholics then Macy’s flagship store in New York should definitely feature on your to-do list.

The department store on Herald Square is estimated to attract over 20 million shoppers every year and with over 280,000 pairs of shoes, as well as plenty of other clothes and accessories, there is certainly a lot to see.

Image credits: Gane, Sue Waters (flickr.com)

Posted in Services, United States | March 23rd, 2015

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