New York City
The Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline
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A lifetime’s worth of experiences in one city
New York's cuisine reflects the city's diverse cultures. No matter what ethnic food you're looking for, you'll find it in a place where more than half of the residents speak a language other than English at home.
Where Locals Go to Relax
Central Park is an 341-hectare oasis of meadows, arches and sculptures. Brooklyn’s Prospect Park also features worthy attractions, as do many other green spaces throughout the city – the largest is Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx.
You might be surprised by just how helpful New Yorkers are. If you have questions, locals will generally be glad to lend you a hand. Many visitors are also pleased by how easy it is to navigate NYC. The streets are organized in a grid, and public transit goes pretty much everywhere.
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for views of New York Harbor and the city’s skylines, or take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry for vistas of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.
Culture buffs love the magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of Modern Art and many others. But don’t miss the numerous institutions outside Manhattan. The Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Staten Island Museum are all inspiring destinations.
It's a cliché to say that New York is the “city that never sleeps,” but it's true. No matter what you’re looking for – karaoke, live music, dancing – you can find it at all hours.
Get in the Game
New York City has teams in every major American sports league. Whether you go to see the Yankees or Mets (baseball), Knicks or Nets (basketball), Rangers (hockey), Red Bulls (soccer), Giants or Jets (American football), you'll feel the passion in the stands.
To call New York City a retail capital would be a major understatement. The five boroughs are brimming with department stores, boutiques, showrooms and vintage havens.
History Happened Here
There's history around every corner in the five boroughs. Highlights include Federal Hall National Memorial, site of George Washington's inauguration, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, an inspiring tribute to American resilience.
For Your First Visit
Don’t miss the observation decks atop the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, a boat ride past the Statue of Liberty, or the bustle and bright lights of Times Square followed by the incomparable spectacle of a Broadway show – all outstanding experiences that you can’t find anywhere else but NYC.