Places to visit in New York

Places to visit in lovely New York

New York – The United States’ center for business and leisure – is one of the best places to visit in the country. It gleams with skyscrapers, glistening lights and fast-paced people. Should you visit America’s ‘concrete jungle,’ these destinations should be included in your repertoire.

Statue of Liberty.

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If you’re in the United States, it’s a must for you to visit the country’s sky-high symbol. Given in 1886 by the French government, the Statue of Liberty has become a monument of freedom and democracy for Europeans who were seeking a ‘fresh start’ in the New World. To get to the Statue, you need to hop on a ferry headed for Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

Empire State Building.

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This 102-storey building is one of the best-known landmarks of New York. Located at the crossroads of West 34th street and Fifth Avenue, it stands a towering 1,545 feet. To have a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city, you need to take a visit at the building’s observatory terrace, located at the 86th floor. The line to purchase tickets might be long, but the view of the New York skyline is definitely worth the hassle and the wait.

Times Square.

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Known to many as the “Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is a bustling intersection located at the corners of Seventh Avenue and Broadway. This busy crossing has been the top tourist destination in 2011, raking almost 40 million tourists for the year. If you want an experience like no other, you can join the millions of New Yorkers (and visitors alike) to celebrate the ushering of the New Year during the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Also tagged as “The Met,” this museum is home to over 2000 priceless works of art, categorized in 19 branches. With a land space of 2 million square feet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is where you can see Egyptian artifacts, late medieval European armor, Australian-aboriginal rock paintings, Chinese calligraphy painting, Michelangelo paintings, and the impressive Robert Lehman collection.

Museum of Modern Art.

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Located at the heart of Midtown Manhattan is the Museum of Modern Art or MoMA, a center for modernist art. Apart from painting and sculptures, MoMA is the resting place of thousands of books and files related to contemporary art. After a day of pacing around MoMA, you can always have your fill of gastronomic wonders at the Modern restaurant by Gabriel Kreuther.