New York City is one of the most well-known cities in the world. Being a megacity with over 8 million people to say it is a “concrete jungle” is to say the least. There is a magical feeling you get when you enter the city- emotions of joy and excitement may jump at you. The city holds many treasures and incredible opportunities for you to discover and create! No wonder there are so many songs about this enchanting city.
Thousands of tourists visit each and every day to witness the incredible architecture, entertainment, and shopping. There are so many different things to do and see you’ll definitely be able to find something for you. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit NYC:
NYC has an amazing shopping scene, unlike any other city. Fifth Avenue is your go-to stop for high-end boutiques and stores as it is considered among the most expensive and best-shopping streets in the world. SoHo has the spotlight right now as its uber-fashionable. With historic buildings and cobblestone streets, it gives a look and feels like no other neighbourhood.
There is a LOT of art in NYC from art galleries to exhibitions and museums. If you’re an art lover check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the United States, as it has over two million works in its collection. You’ll find some of the most beautiful and interesting art here like the “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze or “Wheat Field with Cypresses” by Vincent van Gogh.
Entertainment like no other
One word. Broadway. Broadway shows are synonymous with New York City. There are over 40 theatres, with the central ones concentrated in Times Square. You can see a long-running phenomena such as The Phantom of the Opera or a recent performance such as Aladdin.
The Statue of Liberty, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Grand Central Terminal are all pristine examples of NYC’s architecture. The styles range from Gothic Revival to Neoclassical and are located at every end of the city. People come from near and far to witness these icons and to marvel at the masterpieces which call NYC home.
If there’s one thing NYC will do it will certainly keep you busy. Explore the Brooklyn Bridge, gawk at the Empire State Building, climb to the Top of the Rock, stroll around Central Park, or cruise to Ellis Island. NYC has so much history and amazing sights you’ll want to discover them all.
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