A Trip of a Lifetime: NYC
New York City is the most populated city in the United States, filled with towering skyscrapers and fantastic spots to eat, NYC has got it all. Located in the north east of USA, New York City is comprised of 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx). Of these 5 boroughs, Manhattan is geographically the smallest but the densest in terms of population. If you every find yourself in the city that never sleeps, here are a few must see attractions!
Times Square is a must visit for any one in NYC, the blinding lights on the side of buildings in the bustling centre of the city will simple amaze you. Make sure to take a seat on the steps of Times Square to take it all in! There are always street performers in the square, try and be involved in their act! If you’re looking to see a Broadway show while in New York at a discounted price, pay a visit to the TKTS Booth located in Times Square for their daily offers!
Wander into Central Park and you’ll forget that you’re in a city as busy as New York! Central Park is located in the middle of Manhattan, stretching across 778 acres of land. Central Park regularly holds events for the city, from concerts to fun fairs. It is also the perfect spot for a picnic or relaxing from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Calling all shopaholics! Fifth Avenue is a must see while in New York. As one of the most extravagant and elegant streets in New York City, the many shop offerings along the street will have you walking down the street with more bags than you planned on in no time! As you walk down Fifth Avenue, you can also see in passing the Flatiron Building, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre.
Have a little bit more time in New York? Venture out to the neighbouring borough of Brooklyn and immerse yourself in the hipster environment. We’d recommend walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and seeing Manhattan fade in the background. Once in Brooklyn, grab some brunch from the historic Williamsburg district, walk through Prospect Park and hop on the subway to end your day over at Coney Island with some rides or by the beach!
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