New York City truly is the city that never sleeps. This twenty-four hour city has so much to see and do that it is almost impossible to do everything. New York City has so much to offer in terms of history, culture, the arts and entertainment that no matter what you do, you are sure to have a wonderful time. If you only have a few days to spend in New York City you can still pack in a great deal of fun an entertainment.
For a historical look into New York City try taking a self guided walking tour of some of the city’s historic villages. Although much of the city is modern, you will find some of the historical landmarks still intact. Walking alone in New York City may seem intimidating but if you exercise caution and try not to stand out too much you should be okay. Many guide books offer routes for walking tours that are relatively well traveled and likely to be safe so sticking to these locations is a good idea. Whether you want to explore Little Italy, Chinatown or visit some of the more artsy sections of the city, you are sure to find a walking tour that suits your needs.
New York City is home to some of the worlds greatest Broadway shows and musicals. A trip to New York City wouldn’t be complete without taking in one of these shows. You are sure to be enchanted by the historic beauty of the many theaters and the performance is almost guaranteed to be second to none. Some of the more popular shows are hard to get tickets to so you may want to try securing tickets well before you trip, if you think this is something you would like to do while in New York City.
While you have to eat on any vacation, eating in New York City is an absolute must. There are so many options available that it would be impossible to not find at least one restaurant that suits your tastes. You can find every type of cuisine available. Again, city guides can point you in the right direction to find a tasty restaurant for whatever mood you are in. Whether you are looking for fine dining or the appeal of an authentic New York City deli you will be delighted by the many options available.
The Statue of Liberty is perhaps the mother of all tourist attractions. While many native New Yorkers have never set foot on Ellis Island or visited the Statue of Liberty, it is the rare travel that doesn’t venture out to visit this symbol of freedom. The museum at Ellis Island offers a wealth of information about immigrants and climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty offers a breathtaking view of the city.
New York City also has museums to suit just about everyone. Whether you enjoy art, history, science or even television there is a museum for you in New York City. The beauty of these museums is that they can offer hours of entertainment for only a few dollars. Some of the museums even operate on a donation only basis meaning you can pay as little or as much as you want to visit these museums and enjoy all that they have to offer.
Whether you enjoy learning, shopping, the arts, eating or simply be immersed in an eclectic culture, New York City is the place for you. This city has so much to offer that you could live there for years and not see all that it has to offer.