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New York City

New York City is probably the most popular city in the world. With iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty plus the eclectic cultural vibe of the city that never sleeps, makes this an ideal travel destination.

To most travelers visiting New York City means seeing the usual known tourist spots, but there is really more to this wonderful city with more things to do in New York City and lots of exciting places to go. New York is currently the most densely populated among all cities in the United Sates with over 8 million residents. While the Metropolitan district in New York City is considered to be one of the most crowded in terms of diverse urban groups in the world.

The Best Times To Explore New York City

Deciding when to visit New York City would largely depend on your preferred activities and monetary consideration. If you are on a tight budget then consider visiting this bustling city during the cold winter months of January until April. Though the weather would play a crucial role on your New York City tours, you will be able to get the best deals on hotels and have shorter waiting times at the major New York City attractions.

The most expensive months to travel in New York City are November and December this is the season for holiday shopping. Hotel rates are on a sky high and most shopping spots are crowded and it is recommended to book in advance to get the best hotel deal. The busiest seasons are spring and fall where the weather is great but quite more expensive than traveling here through summer or winter months. Summer time in New York City is a bit hot and humid this is also the time when there are many families out for school break vacation.

Discover the Best NYC Tours, Attractions, and Things to Do

Exploring this lively city is nearly impossible in just one visit. There are more to discover than the major New York City attractions with so many interesting cultures to experience and places to visit you will definitely never run out of things to do in New York City. Your New York City trip could take-off by visiting the iconic landmarks and later embark on discovering new unique places making your vacation unforgettable and truly rewarding.

  • Have a glimpse of the medieval past by visiting The Cloisters - The Cloisters is a unique tourist spot that is a part of the famous Metropolitan Museum dedicated to preserve the art and architectural design of the medieval period in Europe. Beautifully located on vast four acre land overlooking the scenic Hudson River- the building features medieval elements of French cloisters such as vaulted passageway, enclosed quadrangles and other design factors from French monastic structures. Three of the cloisters have exceptional gardens which followed the common horticulture plan of the medieval times. Garden designs took inspiration from medieval poetry, arts, tapestries and architectural styling. The museum houses over six thousand artifacts from the medieval era.

  • Central Park Tours

    Bike around the beautiful Central Park and feel the vibe of the city - Central Park in New York is probably one of the most popular parks in the world. Strategically located in the heart of the Big Apple the Central Park offers an introduction to the easy way of living amidst the fast paced lifestyle of a typical New Yorker. This lavishly designed park was executed by famous architect Frederick Law Olmsted together with Calvert Vaux that created an open space with lush greeneries, scenic views and colorful fauna. Central Park has an area of 843 acres that you will truly enjoy through a relaxing bike ride. Biking is definitely the best way to explore this huge beautiful park and an early morning bike ride will take you to the park’s hidden treasures like the Alice in the Wonderland sculpture, to Bow Bridge which stretches to a 60 foot cast iron architectural design bridge over the pristine lake. While biking around the park, make sure to pass by the Strawberry Fields- an area dedicated to John Lennon a once resident of this great city. Bikes can be rented within the park.

  • Take a tour to The High Line and have a piece of New York City’s history - One of the most interesting New York City attractions is The High Line located at the historical Meatpacking District. The High Line used to be an elevated railway in this district and once the area for processing meat and food products. The elevated railroad served as a strategic point of transporting goods to and from this area. The High Line is about 22 blocks or 1.45 miles long that starts at the Hudson Rail yard then passes through the West Chelsea area and into the Meatpacking district. It was developed as a unique New York City public park very recently open to public last 2009. This controversial and remarkable public park is located on the West Side of Manhattan that features exceptional artworks, lush greeneries, beautiful horticulture, and food vendors. Aside from the excitement that this park offers, from here you can have exceptional views of the lovely Hudson River and exhilarating scenery depicting New York City’s skyline.

  • View New York City like never before from Top of the Rock - If you love the old charms of the Empire State Building for sure you’ll fall in love with Top of the Rock. It has an observatory deck perch along the 67th, 69th and 70th of the famous Rockefeller Centre. On the observatory deck you can have the full 360 degrees view of the Big Apple- the wide screen glass panels allow you to view the beauty of Manhattan, Central Park and the city with great opportunities to shoot fantastic New York skyline photos.

  • Bronx Zoo

    Marvel at the collection of safari animals and other interesting species at the world class Bronx Zoo - This New York zoo has spacious exhibits that depict the natural habitats of animals living here. Considered as the world’s largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo has over 4,000 animals in their collection and most of them are rare in the wild. The great landscape features lush greeneries that dramatically provides gracious shades during the hot weather. Popular attractions of the zoo are the Congo Gorilla Forest and the Tiger Mountain which children are sure to love the views. Meanwhile adult visitors will truly appreciate the architectural beauty of Bronx Zoo featuring the Beaux Art design.

    Its newly remodeled lion enclosure is now an art exhibit of its own with world class state of the art and eco-friendly design that features an amazing array of unique plant life of Madagascar. Children will truly get excited seeing giant cockroaches and wandering lemurs- truly a magical place for both kids and adults.

  • Take a free nostalgic tour of the beautiful Grand Central - The Grand Central is not as popular as the other popular New York City attractions. This special place should be on the list of any New York City traveler since this will take you back in time and for a moment immerse yourself in the old city life. The Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913 and currently celebrating its 100 years. This remarkable train terminal features classic architecture including great lighting that would look amazing in photographs. Old brass lamps and original wooden benches are very well-preserved. The whole architectural classic design adds so much beauty to this terminal and definitely another fantastic gem that supplement the beauty of this unique city.

Best Places to Stay in New York

People are visiting New York City for a variety of reasons. Some would like to sample the best cuisines that the big apple is offering, visit iconic sights around the city while some wanted to have the best seats for the latest Broadway shows. Whatever it is that you enjoy about New York it would even make your visit memorable if you have the very best accommodation. Finding a decent place to stay with reasonable rates are essential when traveling to New York City since most hotels are more expensive than in other places. Space is a huge issue in this cramped city, but there are several hotels that are truly worth your every penny and most New York City tours would be exceptional if you stay in a nice and comfortable place.

  • Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park - this is one of the best hotels in New York City that provides luxury in every detail of your grand stay in the Big Apple. Opulent rooms are adorned with damask curtains, luxury beddings and exquisite bathrooms all with deep bath tubs in elegant hotel room design. Offers the best hotel services from multilingual staff to chauffeured Bentley available at your disposal and even a Burberry trench coat when it’s raining outside.

  • Gramercy Park Hotel - the Gramercy had a recent major design facelift that provokes a sexy appeal and youthful character. Luxury rooms are styled with dark wood paneling, red luxurious rugs and elegant oak furnishings all with good Italian linen on comfortable beds. Conveniently located in Union Square close to the Gramercy Park and Grand Central.

  • Hotel Giraffe - conveniently located among the famous Park Avenue; Hotel Giraffe offers a good proximity to the sights and sounds of New York City. This hotel is highly accessible to most New York City attractions and landmarks. Rooms are clean, elegant and comfortable at a price that is relatively reasonable than the usual standard room high rates in the city.

  • Hotel Americano - this is one of the best contemporary chic hotel in New York today executed by the New York based talented Mexican architect Enrique Norten. Simple hotel room designs classified only in three categories with Japanese inspired sleeping accommodation, the futon or mattress on a platform overlooks a window with a view of the busy New York street. All rooms are urban modern, simple and yet rich in natural elements. A truly unique New York hotel experience that can make your stay unforgettable.

Exceptional New York Dining Experience

One tough decision to make once in New York is where to get good food. With so many new hot food venues opening almost daily alongside with the established restaurants around the Big Apple, it is really quite hard to decide where to have, lunch, dinner or even go for some cocktails. Whether you are craving for an artsy new dish creation, great tasting pasta or the best crispy chicken in town, there is always a New York food joint that can gratify your every appetite.

  • Gramercy Tavern - offers the best classic American cuisine with a new twist in a refined tavern setting. The Gramercy Tavern was inaugurated last 1994 and now a popular restaurant in New York City. The restaurant design is a masterpiece itself with art murals by Robert Kushner, adorned with fresh floral arrangements and each table is elegantly lit with candles on copper sconce. Decorated with exquisite antique pieces this fine dining restaurant captures the nostalgia of the historic landmark building where Gramercy is located.

  • Per Se - opened in 2004 and quickly became one of New York City’s best restaurants. Another great restaurant by French Laundry founder Thomas Keller- this New York version has some design elements from the French Laundry like the distinct blue door and exquisite selection of French American dishes which can tickle the most discriminating palates.

  • Oceana - this newly relocated popular New York restaurant features the best seafood dishes done in American contemporary way. Each dish is prepared using the finest ingredients with simple elegant taste innovatively prepared by their house chef. Oceana boasts opulent restaurant ambience, the best seafood dishes and superb service making this one of the top NYC restaurants.

New York City is definitely the most famous city in the world aside from the fact that it survived a gruesome attack on 9/11 which took lives and some iconic landmarks into shambles, but through the perseverance of its strong spirited people and the nature of its vibrant culture the city remain a victor. For any traveler, New York will always impart something special to the mind and soul- the sights of the grandiose structures, the historical value of this place and the sound of the bustling city that never sleeps. New York City is indeed an awesome place and a unique experience that will resonate in your memory of your amazing travel here.

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