Famous for numerous reasons, New York City is definitely one of the most important places one has to visit in a lifetime. The most populous city in the United States, New York is a fascinating place that has always inspired millions of people, including painters, photographers, singers and other artists. One of the best ways to describe this city’s grandeur and importance can be found in Frank Sinatra’s words when he sang “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere”.
With a significant impact on almost every important industry, including global commerce, media, fashion, finance, art, technology, research, entertainment and education, this is a city that shapes our world every day, by simply being what it is. Over 40 million tourists (domestic and international) visit New York City every year to see with their own eyes what the Empire State Building looks like, how tall the Statue of Liberty is, or how beautiful the Washington Square Park is.
Other important destinations in NY include the Ellis Island, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, the numerous Broadway theater productions, the Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Coney Island and the grand parades and festivals that take place in the city every year (like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Tribeca Film Festival). Yes, the list of tourist attractions in NY is much longer, but it would take us days to enumerate them all. So if you ever get to this magnificent city, make sure you have at least a whole month to visit it!