Get the Best Out of Your Big Apple Visit|
By Isla Campbell
New York - The Big Apple - is one of the most exciting and wondrous cities, with a never-ending flow of activity coupled with some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world; this is what makes New York a must-visit destination. With so much to see, though, you will often have to ask yourself, what is the best way to fit everything in?
Of course, one of the supreme sights in New York is the Statue of Liberty and a trip to Manhattan Island wouldn't be complete without a cruise to see this popular attraction. Furthermore, you can use the time on the ferry to check out the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan city skyline. Stanton Island is also an interesting stop, if you have the time.
After you hop off the cruise, you'll find Lower Manhattan a wonderful place to walk around and explore. In fact, this is the home of one of the world's largest financial stock exchanges and not to mention a veritable powerhouse of large companies that stretches up from Battery Park. And, if you do intend to include this on your itinerary then you'll find the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street financial district and the site of the World Trade Centre's, all within walking distance.
However, no visit to New York is complete without a stop at Times Square and luckily this mega advertising parade is right in the centre of town. In addition, close-by you'll find the popular attractions in Rockefeller Centre, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and the legendary 5th Avenue. Moreover, stroll up 5th Avenue and you will see some of the world's most elaborate shops, including the must-see Tiffany's store, whilst Trump Towers and Central Park round off the end of the shopping strip of 5th Avenue.
It will come as no surprise as to the large size of Central Park, so take the time to explore as much as you can. It is amazing how serene Central Park is whilst still being in the middle of a city and, as such, it is well worth discovering. Furthermore, the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, which have acted as the back drop to many films in the past, is also a must-see.
If you wish to experience the New York nightlife then Greenwich Village and Soho are considered two of the best areas to kick back and enjoy. These areas are packed with bars, restaurants and clubs, as well as being home to New York's funkiest socialites; if you look close enough, you may even spot a few celebrities!
Of course, there are a plethora of sights to see in New York; perhaps too many to mention. Therefore, it is useful to know that there is plentiful of flights to New York available, so if you do not achieve everything you set out to do during your first visit, then that gives the perfect excuse to return again one day. But once you are there, be sure you attempt to get through that long list; well at least as much as you possibly can!
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