New York

Top Places to Visit in New York

Some people say that the state of New York is not just a state. It is a living, breathing creature which moves on a rhythm of its own. The state is a land of contrasts. There are places which are action packed with people, fashion and music. There are also some beautifully quiet places that are ideal for soul searching. This state has survived through economic upheavals, terrorist attacks, and countless other tragedies – only due to its unfailing spirit.

This is probably the reason why this state is one of the best in the world. So, if you have decided to visit this extraordinary place, you are in for a wonderful time. However, if you are on a tight schedule, you might feel confused about which places you have to see and which you can ignore. The ones which you see much be something absolutely special, something you only see in the state of New York. Something, that contributes towards the magic and the very essence of the state. Here are a few of them:

The Empire State Building

Located in New York City, this building is an archaeological wonder. It is the only building in the world which was completed way ahead of schedule and within the allocated budget. All of 103 stories tall, the building was the tallest in the world for 40 years. The lights installed in the topmost deck of the building change colors as per occasion, and are the crowning jewels of the building.

There are observatories on the 86th and the 102nd floors which are open to public. Both views are absolutely amazing as they give a complete bird’s eye view of the whole city of Manhattan. This building is considered to be among the 7 wonders of the modern world, and is a cult icon of New York State.

Times Square

This crossroads is one of the topmost tourist spots in the world. Located in the mid town Manhattan area of New York City, this crossroads which is one of the most important commercial and entertainment spots in the world is also known as “The Center of the World”. There are plenty of stores here, as well as some extremely trendy restaurants and cafes. Times Square is especially famous because the annual tradition of New York State which involves dropping the ball on New Year’s Eve happens here every year, amid thousands of spectators.

The Statue of Liberty

This statue is the icon of New York State, and is one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Located in Liberty Island, it was built to welcome everyone who came to America in search of refuge, fortune or their destiny. A must see for everyone.

Niagara Falls

These falls are located in Niagara Falls City in New York State. With its stunning beauty and rainbows, this is one of the best tourist spots where you can enjoy the thrill of adventure as well as have a moment of solitude with the wonder of Mother Nature.