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New York City is the country's most populous city, with more than 8 million people calling it their home. It is considered a global power city because of its significant impact on finance, commerce, technology, art, media, fashion, entertainment and education.
New York City is a melting pot of cultures, thanks to the many cultural influences that shape the city into what it is now. Add to that a very interesting history, and visitors to NYC can expect a truly colorful and enriching experience. There are countless of places and events to see in the Big Apple, that the number of choices alone can be quite overwhelming.
So get on a bus rental in New York City and visit as many attractions as you can!
Art galleries and museums. When it comes to art, New York City is a premiere destination. There are so many art museums and galleries here that house works by famous artists as well as new, up-and-coming talents.
If you want modern art, then try The MoMa or the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY 10019), with a contemporary space and an awe-inspiring collection of famous masterpieces, including works by Andy Warhol, Monet, Jackson Pollack, and Salvador Dahli.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Met (New York, NY 10024) is also a popular art destination, with a very extensive and comprehensive collection of works from around the world.
There is also the Children's Museum of the Arts (New York, NY 10014), where you can take your kids to see its collection and exhibit of children's artworks, as well as to take part in hands-on and interactive art activities.
The Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY 10128) is also worth a visit because of its very unique building, designed by the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright, and because of its collection of works by famous artists like Gauguin, Manet, Picasso, Monet, Renoir and Cezanne.
You might also want to visit these other world-class art galleries and museums:
Music. New York City's music scene is very active and diverse. There are countless music lounges, music bars, concert halls and other music venues, as well as music festivals that music lovers will surely find worth visiting. Most of these venues and events are usually classified through the different music genres.
For jazz, there's Village Vanguard (New York, NY 10014), Blue Note (New York, NY 10012), Jazz Standard (New York, NY 10016), Birdland, Iridium and the Jazz Gallery, among many others. After all, NYC is known as the center of jazz music.
When it comes to classical music, for instance, New York City has Lincoln Center (New York, NY 10023), Carnegie Hall (New York, NY 10019), and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Other popular music venues in the city include:
Theater. NYC is the home of Broadway so expect the best of theater. You can catch plays, musicals, dance and ballet performances, comedy shows and family shows at venues like Gershwin Theater (New York, NY 10019), Samuel J. Friedman Theater (New York, NY 10036), Majestic Theater (New York, NY 10036), The Broadway Theatre (New York, NY 10036), Cort Theater, Neil Simon Theater, Walter Kerr Theater, TADA! Theater, and New Amsterdam Theatre, among many others!
Cultural Districts. Still under works, the Brooklyn Cultural District, which is located in the heart of the thriving artistic community of Brooklyn, will have new facilities for the arts, a public space, and affordable housing, and a public plaza for the community.
Dining and shopping options in NYC are practically endless!
Whatever kind of cuisine and whatever kind of dish it is that you are craving for, there is always someone serving it in NYC. If you want pizza, there are places like Roberta's (Brooklyn, NY 11206) and Lucali (Brooklyn, NY 11231). If you want British and Irish fare, there's The Breslin Bar & Dining Room (New York, NY 10001) and The Spotted Pig (New York, NY 10014). If you want seafood, you can head to Pearl Oyster Bar (New York. NY 10014) or Marea (New York, NY 10019).
For fine dining, you can try Eleven Madison Park or The NoMad. For Mexican, there's Empellón Cocina; for steaks, there's St. Anselm; for Japanese, and there's Kyo Ya. Name it, and New York City's got it!
As for shopping, we don't even know where to begin! The city has an overwhelming number of shopping destinations, which include popular names like:
For toys, you can go to Toys 'R' Us (New York, NY 10036) or FAO Schwarz (New York, NY 10153). For the tech-savvy, you can go to the Apple Store (New York, NY 10012). And for jewelry, go for Tiffany & Co. (New York, NY 10022).
New York City has a long and distinguished past when it comes to sports and it is home to some historic sport venues. It has several world-class stadiums that serve as homes of New York-based teams. The Yankee Stadium (New York, NY 10451) is the home of the New York Yankees.
There's also Madison Square Garden, which is home to the New York Knicks and the Liberty Basketball teams, as well as of the Rangers Hockey team.
If you are looking to tee off in the Big Apple, you can go to Randall's Island Golf Center (New York, NY 10035).
The Big Apple has its own share of historical sites and landmarks. Those listed as National Historical Landmarks include:
Again, these are just a very few of them. New York City has just a lot more landmarks and historical sites worth visiting.
New York City may be a concrete jungle, but nestled amidst the skyscrapers and the lovely brownstone buildings are beautiful parks and green spaces where you can do picnics and other recreational activities. One great example is Central Park in Manhattan. A visit to New York City will never be complete without a visit to this 778-acre park, which comes complete with playgrounds, a lake, a trail for bikers and hikers, ice skating rinks, baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, a Swedish Cottage, a public theater, and a zoo, among other attractions.
Other parks in the city are Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn, NY 11201), Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Queens, NY 11375), Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn, NY 11201), The High Line (New York, NY 10011), Hudson River Park (New York, NY 10014), Pelham Bay Park (New York, NY 1046), Prospect Park (Brooklyn, NY 11215), and Inwood Hill Park (New York, NY 10034).
If you have kids with you and you want to take them to see some animals, New York City has a few zoos and aquariums. Take them to the Bronx Zoo (Brooklyn, NY 11215), which houses animals from around the world, including gazelles, zebras and giraffes from Africa, gorillas from the rain forests of Congo, pandas from China, elephants from Asia, and many others.
You should also visit the Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and the New York Aquarium (Brooklyn, NY 11224).
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