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There is a reason New York is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. One of the greatest cities in the world, NYC is the hub of business in the United States. All forms of types of American culture blend together here. There is a wide variety of things to do in NYC, with famous sights at every turn, at any time of the year and any time of the day. There are hidden treasures bound in this city that might probably overlook without proper planning.
To fully enjoy the New York experience, one needs to explore the whole of the city and not just the metropolis as to restrict yourself to just the metropolis is to cheat yourself off an amazing time in this city.
Originally named New York New Amsterdam by Dutch settlers in 1625, New York is made up of five different boroughs; Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island (as well as Long Island and northern New Jersey which is part of the metropolitan area).
See the magnificent Art Deco buildings, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Revel in the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline form the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center. The Time square is another must see. While the statue of liberty is a tourist favourite, why not skip the long queues to see the statue by going to the Brooklyn Bridge. It is said that the best view of the lady is from Red Hook, an upcoming waterfront area. And while you’re in Brooklyn, why not capitalize on that and visit the museum here as well as Coney Island and the famous Green-Wood Cemetery.
Lovers of nature have something here too. Take a trip to Upstate New York and see the grand Hudson River. You can also visit the St Lawrence River which forms the border with Canada in the beautiful Thousand Islands area. Hike in the magnificent Adirondack and Catskills mountains, or justrelax on the sandy beaches of Long Island.
As for food and drinks, to fully enjoy the experience, ditch your well known familiar restaurants and experiment with hidden gems around the city.