Sunday, 2 September 2012

Travel the New York Main Attractions in 9 Hours

Going around the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building to Times Square, New York features a plethora of iconic landmarks, enchanting tourist spots and some historic sites. Anybody visiting New York would obviously want to see them all and not miss any. But the question is how many of them can you truly see within 9 hours.

Here are some of the memorable places you must see and the onus is therefore on you to suitably chalk out your itinerary. If you are going to come away from New York without seeing any of these, then it can be said that your trip to New York was incomplete.

Empire State Building Tour, the New York's tallest building, is an Art Deco masterpiece that was opened in 1931. Tourists can avail the elevator up to the 86th-floor observatory deck and have a commanding view of the streets of Manhattan.

New York Sky-ride - Located on the second floor of the world-famous Empire State Building, the New York Sky-ride is an exciting, fun-filled, family-friendly virtual tour simulator - the only such tour simulator in NYC. During this 30-minute tour, you will soar high above the streets of New York, viewing many NYC landmarks such as Times Square, Yankee Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty.

United Nations Building provides visitors the rare opportunity to see the world body where the leaders of the world meet to discuss all crucial international issues.

South Street Seaport is one of the most alluring areas in New York. Have a great shopping experience here and dine at any of the top New York restaurants and partake in the most exciting NYC nightlife

Museum of Modern Art is arguably the most prestigious NYC museum and art gallery. The museum features some of the most famous paintings of all time.

Central Park is one of the most salubrious parks in New York City. Spread over 843 acres, the park offers tons of things to do in NYC. Participate in the famous Central Park Carousel and the Wollman Ice Skating Rink.

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest and longest suspension bridges in the United States. This iconic bridge, a National Historic Landmark since 1964, spans the East River and connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Grand Central Station: With 44 platforms and 67 tracks along them, Grand Central Terminal, also known as Grand Central Station, is the longest train station in the world and one of the most unforgettable sights in New York City.

Madame Tussaud Museum, in Times Square, houses some of the life-like celebrity wax figures. Watch all your favorite celebs, historical personalities, and sportsperson.

Ripley's Believe It or Not - One of the more recent additions to Times Square, 'Ripleys Believe It or Not' showcases the strange and celebrates the weird from around the world.

You can avoid paying high entrance fees at the NYC attractions. Instead, you and your family members should purchase the New York Explorer Pass. With so many pass options, you will be able to view all of the sights and many landmark sites at discounted rates.

The New York Pass provides free entry to more than 50 NYC attractions and discounts on sightseeing tours, stores, theaters, restaurants and more. The sights include the Empire State Building Observatory, Statue of Liberty tour, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and American Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, NBC Studio Tour, Central Park Zoo, and many more!

By : Larry Daron