There is part of yourself that you will never truly know until you visit New York City. The energy and attitude is unmatched, and you will discover your inner New Yorker when you interact with not only the people, but the sights, sounds, and even smells that you experience while travelling through the city.
New York is home to the USA’s largest population and expands over five relatively compact boroughs. 9 million people reside within the city limits, and once you’ve seen a crowded train at rush hour, you will wonder if it really is only 9 million. With extreme ethnic diversity, the neighbourhood can change block to block, especially if you find yourself in Brooklyn and Queens.
With so much to do and see, and with relatively little mileage to cover, New York is extremely walk able. If you would like to use public transportation to get around, there is ample opportunity to do so; though the maps and codes can be a little confusing for someone who has never travelled in the city before. And, of course, New York offers a seemingly endless fleet of yellow taxis.
You will never get bored in The Big Apple, as it truly is the city that never sleeps. Though Times Square is considered to be the tourist trap of the city ,the flashing lights and glittering ads should still be seen at least once, even if it is only on your way to the theatre. If there’s nothing on Broadway that interests you, try Off Broadway, or the often-free Off Off Broadway.
For food lovers, New York is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, including Thomas Keller’s Per Se in Midtown, which is directly across Columbus Circle from Jean-Georges. Both of these eateries have been awarded three Michelin Stars, and command price points to reflect the awards. It’s worth the money if you can swing it, as a meal at one of these monster restaurants is an experience that will stay with you forever.
If you are looking for a little bit of culture after all the glitz and glam, The Museum of Modern Art is home to some of the most exquisite pieces in the world, and is free to enter with only a suggested donation at the door.
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