Moon Over the Empire State Building, New York City

Take in Some of the World’s Most Famous Landmarks in NYC

One of the most famous cities on the planet, New York City is a fascinating destination that is visited by huge numbers of tourists from all around the world. This city has become an entertainment hub, a cultural Mecca, a corporate and financial center, and a shopaholic’s dream, which essentially means that it has something for pretty much everyone to enjoy.

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Something else that New York City has no shortage of is world famous sights and landmarks, and these are amongst the many things that draw so many visitors to the city. It seems that you will see a well known landmark around every corner when you visit this destination. Moreover, many people who come to NYC to tour the sights feel a wonderful familiarity with them, largely because they have probably seen these sights so many times on various television shows and in the movies. However, actually being in the city and seeing them first hand for yourself is an experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Moon Over the Empire State Building, New York City
Moon Over the Empire State Building, New York City © Tony Fischer

If you are planning a trip to New York City, it is advisable to make a list of the sights you want to see in order of priority, as there are so many to choose from. By creating an itinerary you can more effectively plan your sightseeing so you don’t miss out on any of the famous landmarks that you are particularly keen to see. You can also then find cheap hotels in NYC that are conveniently located based on the areas of the city you most want to explore.

Enjoy the Sights in this Fascinating City

You will be able to take in some fascinating sights, exciting areas, and fabulous attractions when you visit New York City. Some of the most famous places and landmarks in the city that you should definitely pay a visit to include:

The Statue of Liberty

One of the most famous landmarks in NYC and amongst the most famous in the world, the Statue of Liberty is a sight that everyone will recognize. The statue was a gift to the United States from a young French sculptor, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. It was gifted in 1884 following its completion in Paris. As one of the most iconic statues and landmarks in the whole world, millions of people have visited this statue, which stands proudly on Liberty Island.

The Empire State Building

The first thing that many people think of when it comes to The Empire State Building is a giant ape, as the sight of this iconic building conjures up images of the world famous movie King Kong. This is an attraction that received more than 3 million visitors annually and has become one of the sites that epitomizes New York City.

Times Square

If you are heading into Manhattan you can’t help but find yourself in Times Square at some point or another. This is a famous area of the city that has seen plenty of action in terms of historical events and world class celebrations. It is also New York’s busiest square, as it is bustling with life, activities, people and events. This is the perfect area to take in the bright lights of the city, as you will find yourself immersed in one of the city’s most illuminated areas. With its electric billboards, shops, restaurants, theaters, and throngs of tourists, you will know that you’re in New York when you visit this part of the city.

Brooklyn Bridge

The historic and iconic Brooklyn Bridge was constructed over a period of 14 years, having been started in the late 1860s. Millions of people have visited this bridge since it first opened well over a century ago. Today it is one of the many landmarks in New York that is instantly recognizable and is known all around the world, again partly due to its many ‘appearances’ on the small and big screen.

Fifth Avenue

If your trip to New York City is all about ‘shop ’til you drop’ then you need to take a trip to Fifth Avenue. Here you will find some of the most high end retailers including a variety of designer stores and world famous department stores. From Saks of Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co through to Louis Vuitton and Prada, this is a fabulous place to shop as long as you have plenty of available cash on that credit card.

The 9/11 Memorial

9/11 was one of the darkest times in the history of New York and many of those who visit the city want to pay their respects with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. This is a place to visit if you want to reflect on this tragic period and you will need to get a pass from the official 9/11 Memorial website.

These are just some of the fantastic sights and landmarks that you will be able to take in when you visit the unique city that is New York.

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