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April 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 92

New York, one of the most populous and modern cities of our times- the metropolis is perhaps the biggest and the finest of the cities. New York is a city with a rich cultural heritage and has changed a lot from the harbor discovered by explorers who first landed on American soil. New York City tourist attractions have been drawing in large volumes of passionate tourists- whether it is the Statue of Liberty or the Grand Terminus.

Major New York City Tourist Attractions

Let us take a glimpse on to the popular New York City tourist attractions:

1. Empire State Building- One of the top landmarks in the city is the Empire State Building. It was built in 1930 and soars to about 1440 feet above the ground. You can see the entire city atop this Manhattan high rise and enjoy an audio tour of the city from the open-air deck in the 86th floor. This is a tour of about 30 New York City tourist attractions in the aerial simulator.

2. Statue of Liberty- The statue of liberty is the distinguishing mark of New York- originally a gift from the French for the support of the American people in the French Revolution- seen as a symbol of freedom. In addition, it is long seen as a welcome sign for visitors to this historic city. Take a ferry from Liberty State Park to get a closer view of the monumental statue.

3. Grand Central Terminal- The Grand Terminus, is the busiest terminal in the world, and it is not all about the rails. There are shops, restaurants, reputed vendors, conference halls, exhibitions, and promotional events. Moreover, the building is in itself an act of art- built in 1913 the old building is picturesque and beautiful as it is now. There are guided tours all through the week.

4. Ellis Island Museum- Ellis Island was the immigration hub to the US in 19th century and early 20th century. The museum depicts the historical events following the immigrant flow to the American mainland- and the hardships and challenges faced by them and the tension with the natives.

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art- The museum displays the more than two million works of art from around the globe spanning about 5000 years! The impressive collection emulates other notable New York City tourist attractions for its grandeur.

6. Rockefeller Center- Rockefeller Center, located at the heart of Manhattan, is famous for its evergreen attractions, the Christmas tree, skating in its park, shopping and dining outlets and many more you even get the NBC studios tour around! It is one of the most modern and compelling New York City tourist attractions.

7. American Museum of Natural History- The historical museum- opened to the public way back in 1869 has one of the diverse and rich archival collections in the world- including prehistoric fossils of dinosaurs and the exotic ocean life. It is one of the best New York City tourist attractions.

8. Central Park- Central Park, as they say, frees you from the concrete forest of the city. This is one of those New York City tourist attractions, which will lull you from the fast-moving city life- take a stroll. You can look for a boat ride or have a picnic over here.

9. Museum of Modern Art- It is totally dedicated to contemporary, modern art since it was established in 1929 and has a rich set of films, paintings, sculptures, and architectural marvels.

10. Staten Island Ferry- If you want a closer view of the New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty, you should use the Staten Ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island.

It is always a thrilling and enlightening experience to see the New York City tourist attractions. If you are planning to visit New York, then try to visit most of these attractions, but do not over do it, as it is better if you have the proper amount to time to appreciate all these New York City tourist attractions.

The author is a known traveller and adventurist who loves to write about Capital City themes like tourism.

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