The US is an amazing mix of diverse cultures and ethnicities. It has people of different cultures, races, religions and political beliefs, says a blog post by US Local Guide. This diversity is what attracts millions of tourists every year from across the globe.
There’s no better place to experience this diversity than New York City. If you’re planning a visit to the Big Apple, you’re probably already excited about touring the borough of Manhattan. So, here are five Manhattan attractions that should be on your must-visit list.
Statue of Liberty
Standing over 150 feet tall and weighing around 450,000 pounds, the Statue of Liberty is among the most visited tourist attractions in the world. In January 2017, around 170,000 people took the ferry ride from Battery Park to Liberty Island for a front-view of the statue, says an article published by The Telegraph.
Empire State Building
This legendary NYC attraction was completed in 1931. Ever since, it has been giving millions of New Yorkers and tourists spectacular views of the Big Apple from its 86th- and 102nd-floor observation decks. If you’re visiting NYC during high vacation, it’s best to get your tickets to the observatories ahead of time and avoid lengthy waiting period.
Grand Central Terminal
This iconic and spacious station is renowned for its stunning, classic interior. Open for commuters in 1913, the Grand Central attracts hordes of tourists every year. Being the second busiest station, this is a must-stop if you’re keen on observing people.
The legendary tourist attraction draws around 380,000 pedestrians every day, according to figures released by the Times Square District Management Association. An extremely busy area, many consider it as quintessential NYC. With reduced traffic and an increasing number of plazas over the years, this famous neighborhood has become much more pedestrian friendly. It is ideal for relaxing and grabbing a delicious snack and drink. The best time to visit is at night when the stunning glow of billboards lights up the entire square.
The Chrysler once held the title of being the world’s tallest building, before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building. The height doesn’t really matter. With its stunning art-deco style, it is among the most beautiful and iconic monuments in the city.
Before visiting New York City, do your research and have a planned itinerary. This city has so much to offer and a planned vacation can ensure you don’t miss out on any of her iconic landmarks.