Located in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeastern regions of the United States of America, New York is a huge city with unparalleled and globally acclaimed attractions. Also known as “the Big Apple”, the New York City is like a complete world in itself.
The attractions of the city probably begin with the world famous Statue of Liberty which is the historical landmark of New York. The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, Rockfeller Plaza, Top of the Rock, Lincoln Center, Empire State Building and the New York Public Library are the other evergreen pulls of the city.
New York boasts a unique collection of various museums and galleries to showcase the glorious past, rich and successful present and the phenomenal art and architecture in the city. The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Cloisters, Guggenheim, International Center of Photography, Museum of Sex, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madame Tussauds, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Whitney’s, American Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology are some of the biggest pulls of the city that are found nowhere else in the world.
A visit to these famous magnificent and museums and art galleries is certainly lifetime experience. Not to forget here are the beautiful grand parks of New York. From the views of the New Jersey Palisades from Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, to the grand Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx and the famous Flushing Meadow Park in Cornona, Queens, site of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, there is more than enough to keep any visitor busy.
When done with the museums, entertain yourself with the various other superb activities in the city. New York is also known as the Entertainment Capital of the world because of its unmatched number, range and quality of entertainment options. The city is famous for its theater and performing arts. In New York there happen a variety of theatrical performances all round the year. The city’s Broadway is acclaimed for hosting several shows, especially the musicals. New York takes pride in some of its world renowned music companies such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Radio Music Hall and the Metropolitan Opera.
New York is a great treat to all the film buffs. This world’s greatest film cities, is a home to large number of theaters that hold independent and repertory programs. There are 15 commercial multiplexes and other interesting film options in the city like the Film Forum, the American Museum of the Moving Image, Angelika Film Center, Anthology Film Archives, The Film Society at Lincoln Center, MoMA, New York Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.
When in NY, make sure you attend the New York’s Village Halloween Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Let the exciting day conclude at a thrilling pub or restaurant enjoying the pulsating nightlife and the delicious food of the city. Last but not the least does not forget to spare a day or two for shopping at some classic shopping venues in New York.