5 Awesome Sights To See When Touring The Big Apple

5 Awesome Sights To See When Touring The Big Apple

As the largest city within the United States, New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. From bustling nightclubs to world renowned restaurants, the Big Apple is the American epicenter for art, dining, and museums. The nickname Big Apple gained momentum during the roaring 1920s because of its association with horse racing, which was one of the most popular spectator sports at the time.

5 Awesome Sights To See When Touring The Big Apple

There are so many sights to see when touring the Big Apple that it is difficult to narrow the list to five attractions. We have made the job much easier for you by presenting five awesome sights to see when touring the Big Apple.

Statue of Liberty
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” 

Perhaps no other monument is better known throughout the world than the Statue of Liberty, presented as a gift by France to the United States, the majestic towering statue symbolizes the hard work it takes to become a citizen of the United States. At 152 feet tall from the base to the tip of the torch, the Statue of Liberty weighs more than 450,000 pounds.

During a tour of the iconic monument, you can stop at Ellis Island, which was for years the first place immigrants stopped on their long journey towards obtaining American citizenship. The Immigration Museum pays homage to the millions of people that crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reach the shore of New York City. Although you can get a good look of the monument at Battery Park, it is highly recommended that tourists take the short boat ride to Liberty Island to enjoy the most spectacular view.

Central Park
Featured as the backdrop in several films and television shows, Central Park spans one half of a mile wide and more than 2.5 miles long. As the largest public park in any major United States City, Central Park features Wollman Rink and an incredible amount of green space that will make you forget about being in the largest city in the United States. 

Some of attractions inside of the park that will keep you there for multiple days include Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, and the Central Park Zoo. Most of the attractions inside of the park are free of admission.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Often referred to as the Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is considered one of the most famous and popular museums operating in the United States. With a constantly revolving featured section of artwork, the Metropolitan Museum of Art also is home to a permanent art collection that contains around two million pieces of art that go back as far as 5,000 years. 

Three sites are within the massive facility, with the focal point being the Met Fifth Avenue site. Some of the artistic highlights of a visit to the Met include photographs, musical instruments, and rare Egyptian artwork, as see at www.Lyhpa.com. We recommend booking the VIP: Empty Met Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which allows you and 24 other visitors to tour the stunningly beautiful museum in the morning before it is open to the public.

Rockefeller Center
As a cultural icon, the 70-story Rockefeller Center remains a must visit sight for anyone touring the Big Apple. A skyscraper designed with strong art deco influences, Rockefeller Center offers world class dining and shopping, as well as numerous entertainment options that include sitting in on a taping of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

The highlight of the Rockefeller Center is the Deck, which provides visitors with a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline and beyond. Covering the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors, the Deck offers ticket sales well in advance of your visit. The reservation includes a voucher redemption policy that permits you to change the time and date of your visit if you experience any last minute changes in your Big Apple touring itinerary.

Columbus Monument
The Columbus Monument, designed with striking natural stone, pays homage to the cutting edge explorer Christopher Columbus. Located at Columbus Circle at 59th Street, the 76-foot tall structure features a life like statue of the explorer on top of a marble pedestal that overlooks Central Park South. 

The bottom of the monument sits a male angle that represents the Genius of Exploration. Erected in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of one of the most acclaimed voyages in world history, Columbus Monument is adjoined to a piece of artwork that displays Columbus walking with his crew towards the shore of America.

Marble is a popular natural stone used to design and construct monuments located throughout the world. The glossy appearance of marble does a great job of reflecting sunlight, as well as enhance the aesthetic appeal of every object surrounding the natural stone.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post.
    Waiting to visit these places on my upcoming NYC trip.


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