There are so many famous sights, districts, shops and attractions in New York that you'll feel you know them before you get there. But nothing beats the experience of really being there.
New York is the city with something for everyone. Whoever you are and whatever you enjoy it s worth travelling to New York City.
Some of the most famous sights in the world are in the city area, such as Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square, Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, Wall Street and a number of famous bridges. A new, exciting sight that has been added is the New York City Waterfalls. This is a major new work of public art created by artist Olafur Eliasson. As you cruise along the Hudson River and through New York Harbor you can admire these 90 to 120-foot tall installations, designed to protect water quality and aquatic life. Sadly they re only a temporary addition.
Try the real aircraft carrier museum, the Intrepid, or the more intimate art gallery, the 19th Century Frick Collection. For one of the most famous cultural institutions in the world visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Formed in 1870, the museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all around the world, from all times in human history. Spanning the history of world art, the museum houses hundreds of world-famous masterpieces.
When you travel to New York you ll recognise many of the districts you visit by their famous names: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, Central Park, Theater District, Tribeca, Little Italy, Soho, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Wall Street.
Travel New York for a shoppers paradise. Among the famous names are department stores, Macy s and Bloomingdale s. FAO Schwartz is the ultimate toy store for toy lovers from all over the world. Tiffany & Co. offers fine jewellery, timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery and fragrances. With the finest quality men's and women's fashions, Saks Fifth Avenue is renowned for its taste and elegance.
If sport is your thing then New York has it covered:
Baseball: New York Yankees, New York Mets
Basketball: New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks
NFL Football: New York Giants, New York Jets
NFL Hockey: New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils
MLS Soccer: New York Metrostars
Travel to New York; there s something waiting for you there.