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Tourist Attractions in New York City

New York City is located on a harbor on Atlantic coast of northeastern USA. It is the most populous city of America as well as most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is such a wonderful city and visitors who have a chance to visit this city suggest that it should be seen once in lifetime. Major and most popular attractions in New York City include the following.

Wall Street

Wall Street area is the most beautiful and popular area of this city. What makes it different from other areas of New York City is its rich history and magnificent architecture. The most impressive buildings in this area include:

  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • India House
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • American International Building
  • 40 Wall Street
  • One Wall Street

While visiting this area, you cannot afford to miss Trinity Church to visit as it is one of the oldest churches of this city. The most prominent feature of this area is the Charging Bull sculpture which you might have also seen in many movies as well.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This museum is known to be one of the finest and largest museums in world. This museum was founded in 1870 and is located in Central Park of New York City along Fifth Avenue. Collections in this museum also include about 2 million works of art spanning.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building is not only a popular tourist attraction but also a romantic place to visit. It is one of the most well-known sky scrapers in world. Best feature of this building is the outdoor observation deck on 86th floor which is at a height of 381 meters. Being on such a high tower is a thrilling experience in itself. It is even more thrilling to see this building at night because this tower lights at night and colors of lights are set according to different important events like Christmas and 4th of July.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty is the landmark attraction of New York City. Boat tours are arranged to access Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. The best part during a visit to this attraction is that visitors can also climb to the top of Statue’s Crown. The view from top is quite breathtaking. You can see Manhattan downtown and New York harbor from top of this statue. You can even view Statue of Liberty without going inside it from Battery Park promenade or also from Staten Island Ferry.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is 5989 meters long and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is not only a tourist attraction but an architectural wonder also. It provides opportunity to see beautiful views of Governor’s Island, Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Park. This bridge was opened in 1883 and since then, it has been attracting a large number of tourists who love walking across it.

Chinatown

This place is dotted with seafood markets, eateries and specialty shops. If you are shopping freak, you will find Chinatown one of the best places in New York. Chinatown is the best place to buy souvenirs as a memory of your visit. Here you will not only fine less-priced shirts but also fake Rolex watches and Gucci bags. Most of the tourists, however, visit Chinatown for food. Here you will find a large assortment of Chinese cuisine. Malaysian and Vietnamese food is also available here because some of the population here belongs to Malaysia and Vietnam.

Besides visiting above mentioned places, you must also visit:

  • Central Park
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Times Square
  • Madam Tussauds Wax Museum NYC
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • American Museum of Natural History

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Places of Attraction in Brooklyn, New York

Most of people think that Manhattan is the most important place to visit in New York. No doubt, it has fabulous attractions but Brooklyn has its own uniqueness and significance. Brooklyn is not as popular as Manhattan but still it has capability to captivate visitors. Here is a list of some places of attraction in Brooklyn which you must see.

Brooklyn Heights

You must visit Brooklyn Heights for two reasons. Firstly, it provides an incredible view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Secondly, you can also enjoy viewing brownstone mansions. Here at this place, you can also enjoy a wonderful dinning experience in The River Café which is a waterfront restaurant offering magnificent views of lower Manhattan and East River. This restaurant is located right under Brooklyn Bridge and is at a ten minute walk from Brooklyn Heights.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This garden is in borough of Brooklyn in New York City. This 52 acre garden is located near Crown Heights, Park Slope and Prospect Heights. This huge garden has specialty gardens within it along with plant collections and Steinhardt Conservatory. Some specialty gardens in this garden include:

Cherry Trees: This garden has 200 cherry trees. First cherry trees were planted here after World War I. These trees were actually gift from Japanese government. Every year cherry blossom viewing event called Hanami is held in spring.

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden: It was the first Japanese garden which was created in an American public garden. This garden portraits ancient hill-and-pond style and contains a waterfall, a pond, an island and hills which are all artificially constructed.

The Canford Rose Garden: Opened in 1928, this garden has 5000 bushes and 1400 kinds of roses which include grandifloras, Hybrid tea roses, wild roses, climbers and miniature roses.

The Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden: This garden is full of fragrant plants. Garden has been divided into four sections and each section has a different theme:

  • Plants to touch
  • Plants with scented leaves
  • Plants with fragrant flowers
  • Kitchen herbs

Brooklyn Bridge

If you have never walked across Brooklyn Bridge, your visit to New York remains incomplete. Brooklyn Bridge is a 5989 feet long bridge that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge is not only an architectural masterpiece but also it offers breathtaking views of Downtown Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Park. For visitors ease, subway stops are available on each side of Brooklyn Bridge.

Prospect Park

Prospect Park is also a popular attraction in Brooklyn. This 585 acre park is a part of Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Attractions in this park include:

  • Long Meadow (A 90 acre meadow)
  • The Picnic House (Consists of offices and hall which can accommodate parties with 175 guests)
  • Litchfield Villa (Pre-existing home of Edwin Clark Litchfield)
  • Prospect Park Zoo (Nature conservatory)
  • Boathouse (Housing visitors canter and Audubon Center)
  • Brooklyn’s Lake
  • Prospect Park Bandshell (Hosts free outdoor concerts in summer)

The park also houses baseball fields, basketball courts, and soccer fields, Parade Ground, Prospect Park Tennis Center and New York Petanque Club.

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