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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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Travel Guide of Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities of United States of America and is the largest city in Massachusetts. Boston is such a city of America where you can find an opportunity to visit museums, explore history and go to well-known bars. Are you going to visit Boston for the first time? If yes then you will definitely need a travel guide to this wonderful city. Here I have made a list of some wonderful attractions of Boston.

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium is one of the most popular and prominent places in Boston. This aquarium was founded in 1969 and boasts of having more than 7000 fish, aquatic mammals including penguins. There is a centerpiece inside the aquarium which is a huge 200000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank. This tank houses a collection of sea animals like turtles, stingrays and sharks. Visitors can also get a chance to touch sea urchins and horseshoe crabs in tide pool. Other than sea animals, there are a lot more attractions to see in New England Aquarium like café and Simons IMAX Theater. This aquarium also offers whale-watching tours along with seal and walrus shows.

Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden, which is also known as Public Garden, is a large park that is situated in heart of Boston. This park is located along Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common. It is one of the oldest botanical garden. Best time to visit Boston Public Garden is winter when pond in this park is opened for ice skaters. During warmer seasons, pond in this park becomes a home of swans and it is a site of Swan Boats which is a major attraction in Boston. Tourists can sit on boat adorned with a swan on back side after paying a nominal amount.  

Here in this park, you will find a large variety of native and introduced trees including weeping willows, American and European elms, dawn redwoods, ginkgo trees and California redwood. There are also some permanent plantings in this park including a wide range of roses and flowering shrubs.

Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo was founded in 1911. This huge metropolitan zoo covers an area of 72 acres. The zoo is located in northeast part of Franklin Park and offers to see a large collection of animals including leopards, hippos, gorillas and birds. Some of the attractions of this park include:

The Tropical Forest: A 3 acre building that shows natural environment of animals with fences, barriers, streams and free-flying birds. Here you will find pottos, hedgehog, bats, gorillas, hippos, vulture, crocodiles etc.

Giraffe Savannah: It is a large area having three Masai Giraffes.

The Children’s Zoo: An area that has ducks, Prairie dogs, Amur Leopards.

Other attractions are:

  • Kalahari Kingdom
  • Outback Trail
  • Tiger Tales
  • Bird’s World
  • Butterfly Landing

Boston Harbor Islands

If you want to hike, swim, camp out and explore ruins of an old fort, you should visit Boston Harbor Islands. The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area contains 34 islets that are spread in New England’s historic harbor. I will recommend you to enjoy ferry ride which is comfortable, relaxing and fun-filled. Here you will be provided with refreshments on board. Believe me, it would be really enjoyable.

Boston Public Library

This library was built in 1848 and was the first library having a children’s room. A visit to this library will be quite informative as you will find more than 650000 photographs, 100000 prints. You will also find 250 different newspapers in Newspaper Room. This library has been updated with modern facilities like internet, restaurant and on-line store providing reproductions of artwork.

Other Major Attractions:

  • The Symphony Hall
  • John Hancock Tower
  • Sports Hall of Fame
  • Gore Place
  • Sam Adams Brewery
  • Museum of Science
  • Fenway Park
  • The Freedom Trail
  • Museum of Fine Arts

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Most Visited Attractions in Chicago

Chicago is one of the largest cities in USA and is a popular tourist’s attraction all over the world. Do you want to know about its top rated attractions? You will definitely like to know more and more about this city if you have not visited yet. You have a plan to visit Chicago this year!!! That’s really nice. To make your planning easier, I have made a list of some of the most popular and visited attractions of Chicago.

Hancock Observatory

This observatory is located in John Hancock Center on north side of this city. Hancock Observatory was completed in 1970 and has 100 stories. The observatory is located on 94th floor and offers a number of attractions. Some of its major attractions include:

  • History Wall having more than 100 historical photos on 80 feet display
  • Skywalk
  • Sky Tours
  • Soundscopes
  • Breathtaking Views of Stars at Night

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is the most beautiful and attractive zoo in the whole country and is featured with historical architecture and a wide range of wildlife. It is a huge zoo covering an area of 35 acres. This zoo was established in 1868 and since then it has been attracting a large number of tourists toward itself. Animals which you can find here include reptiles, monkeys, polar bears, gorillas and big cats like tigers and lions. Some other attractions in this zoo are:

  • Antelope and Zebra Area
  • Kovler Lion House
  • Nature Boardwalk
  • Kovler Sea Lion Pool
  • Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo
  • Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond
  • Regenstein Center for African Apes
  • Cafe Brauer
  • Regenstein Small Mammal/Reptile House

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum is undoubtedly one of the most loved attractions of Chicago. This attraction was built in 1930 and now it has been renovated recently and is featured with interesting displays including universe, solar system and old astronomical instruments. The Adler is the only museum in the world having two planetarium theaters named Sky Theater and StarRider Theater.

North Avenue Beach

The North Avenue Beach is located near Lincoln Park. This beach is a worth-seeing site of Chicago and provides attractive opportunities to the tourists to enjoy their trip. Here you can swim or take a sunbath. Other attractions of this beach include snack bars and other modern facilities.

Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile is a part of Michigan Avenue and has become a popular place for shopping. It has been featured with a large number of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries and gift shops. That’s why it is one of the favorite attractions of tourists. Several shopping malls have also opened in this area including the popular Place Mall and Water Tower Place having large departmental stores.

 Harold Washington Library

Being one of the largest libraries in the world, this library was built in 1987 and it has more than 12 million books, documents and manuscripts. Some of the documents and manuscripts are very rare and unique. Moreover, this library also includes a beautiful rooftop garden which attracts a number of people towards this library.

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