What’s So Special About New York City?
Regarded as one of the most significant and populous cities in the United States of America, New York City is sited on the southern tip of the New York state. It sits on one of the world’s largest natural harbors. It has a population of over eight million people and is considered the largest metropolitan area in the world. This megacity is the focal point of commerce, entertainment, technology, research, media, education, fashion, tourism, and art. Headquarters of the United Nations is also located here, thus making it an important political center. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx are the five boroughs situated in this city. Approximately, about 800 languages are spoken here. It provides shelter to over 3.2 million resident, born outside the United States, earning itself the label of having the largest foreign-born population. New York was founded in the year 1624 and was initially named as “New Amsterdam”. It was later renamed as “New York” after King Charles II of England gave the lands in possession to his brother, the Duke of York.
New York earned itself the title of being one of the most visited city by setting a record of receiving 62.8 million tourists. Travelers from all around the globe travel here to view the irresistible attractions as well as landmarks and to observe the satisfying atmosphere of the urban settlement. Some of the top-rated tourist destinations include:
• Statue of Liberty:
A present from France, the Statue of Liberty is a symbolic monument which is known as a symbol of freedom all around the globe. Statue of liberty is one of the most adored and photographed tourist destination. The statue itself conveys several meanings and messages to the world. The torch denotes the enlightened path, the crown put stress on the freedom of seven oceans and seven continents, and the shackles on the feet encourages the salvation from enslavement and oppression. This statue is widely known across the world due to its intriguing history and symbolism, gathering millions of visitors each year.
• Times Square:
Also known by the names of “The Crossroads of the worlds”, the”heart of the world”, “the heart of The Great White Way”, and “The Center of the Universe”, Times Square is referred to as one of the world’s most industrious stroller areas. Here, you will be mesmerized by a festive atmosphere with busy streets all around enhanced with billboards and massive screens playing the latest news or films. Times Square pleasures all kinds of people, from all around the globe. Some of the must-visit destinations here include the Sardi’s Resturant, Theatre District, Madame Tussaud’s, M&M World, and the Empire State Building.
• Niagara Falls:
A natural marvel of nature, Niagara Falls is one of the most attractive sites in New York. The American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridalveil Falls, all three cascades comes under the name of Niagara Falls. It provides its visitors with a long-lasting adventure and experience, drawing millions of travelers each year. The Discovery Pass here enables you to experience the closest view of the falls and allows you to explore the falls in the best ways on the American side of the border. Some of the charms here include the Niagara Aquarium, Niagara Adventure Theatre, and the Maid of the Mist boats.