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New York City Tourist Attractions For Your Next Vacation
by Phoenix Delray

Everyone knows that there are hundreds, if not thousands of New York City tourist attractions that are famous around the world, but the trouble is that when travelers come to the city for only a few days, they must stick to a strict sightseeing schedule. However, there are so many fantastic things to see and do that a visitor might have quite a lot of trouble trying to find which things they should not ever pass up. Here are just a few of the New York City tourist attractions that no visitor should leave without seeing.

First, the Museum of Modern Art is one that was founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated completely to contemporary art. There are hoards of paintings, sculptures, films, architecture, and more to be seen here, and the diverse art collection really does have something for everyone.

Central Park is one place that everyone knows of, as it has been the most famous park in the state (maybe even the country) for more than 150 years. The Central Park Zoo is one aspect of the park that is a great choice for animal lovers and for visitors who have children. There are many interactive activities that are offered at the zoo, including live performances, climbing activities, petting zoos, and more.

American history would not be as it is without Staten Island. The Staten Island Ferry is free and rides to the island from lower Manhattan and gives riders an incredible view of New York Harbor and of course the Statue of Liberty.

Every visitor needs to take a trip to Grand Central Terminal, which is often referred to as Grand Central Station. First opened in 1913, it underwent a massive restoration to restore it to its original splendor. Today there are many shops, restaurants, and more available to visitors, and different types of tours are available.

No one should forget to include in the list of famous New York City tourist attractions the Empire State Building. Visitors can avoid waiting in line for tickets by buying them online before they go. In 2006 the building celebrated its 75th Anniversary. In 1931, President Hoover opened the historic Empire State Building by pushing a button from Washington, D.C. that illuminated the top of the building with the famous white lights.

Although this is a list that includes only a few of the most famous New York City tourist attractions, there are hundreds more that can be investigated by gathering information online.

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