In the city that never sleeps, New York City is the most visited place during this time of year. There’s no room for boredom as there are many sights to see. With many restaurants Like Katz Deli that’s been around for decades, Jackson Hole’s famous 7oz burgers, and some of the best Pizza shops, New York offers great food at affordable prices and has some of the most culturally diverse group of people you will ever meet. Combine culture with food and diversity and you get New York!
The Empire State has always been a symbol for N.Y. as well as the Statue of Liberty which sits in the Hudson River. The tall buildings that are condensed with bright lights and a fast paced environment are just a few of the things that visitors love and find quite fascinating! The lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center which took place on November 28th is always beautiful to watch! Many visitors flock to New York from all over the world just to see the famous “Ball” drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve!
Broadway plays are always available and is a must see! The ‘Lion King’ is one of the longest running plays on Broadway and can be enjoyed by the entire family. You can check to see what days they offer cheaper tickets if budget is a concern. ‘Madame Tussauds’ wax museum displays the most amazing wax figures of celebrities and political figures ever witnessed. Harlem is full of history with lovely historical Brownstones and the world famous ‘Apollo Theatre.’
Helicopter rides, tour buses and horse and carriage rides that travel around Central Park are all means of seeing the best of New York City. Of course there is always the cheaper way to get around the city and still enjoy the “Big Apple” and that’s by taking the subway. For only $2.50 a ride you can visit wherever you like from Queens, to Brooklyn, to Manhattan, to the Bronx you can experience a unique experience of riding the trains and the people.
Let’s not forget about the Barclay’s Center located in Brooklyn that officially opened to the public on September 28th with a performance by Brooklyn’s hip- hop mogul Jay-Z! The Freedom Tower which will stand over 100 stories tall and will be taller than the Empire State building once it is complete will represent the true spirit and resilience of New York and its people.
Some will say that New Yorkers aren’t so friendly as many people are in other places, that may hold some truth, but there are many heartwarming, caring New Yorkers out there that will show sympathy and concern to those in need and when it is most needed. Being a Native New Yorker myself I can say that despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life we still find the time to be courteous, generous, and loving to others.
So the next time you’re planning a vacation you might want to add New York City to your list. If you want to experience great food, fun people, bright lights and culture then your visit to New York will be worth your while!