“New York is a place halfway between America and the world.”
– George Bernard Shaw
The City That Never Sleeps – Top Tourist & Dining Destination
There’s no place quite like New York City — it has a special magnetism, excitement, and energy that makes it unique. It’s no surprise that New York is the nation’s “Top Tourist Destination,” visited by millions of people from around the world. Ethnically and culturally diverse, New York City also holds the distinction of being the Country’s “Top Dining Destination.”
Fun New York City Attractions and Sightseeing Tours
New York City offers visitors (and New Yorkers) an abundance of fun activities. There’s more to do and see here than in just about any other city in the country. Must-see attractions include: The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock, The Empire State Building, 911 Memorial and Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Broadway, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, Chinatown and Little Italy.
America’s Most Visited Tourist Site
Want to experience “sensory overload?” Just stand anywhere in the heart of Times Square after dark and watch the masses go by — there’s no place like New York City! Neon lights, street music, the crowds, the energy — Times Square is America’s most visited tourist site and one of the world’s most exciting destinations. It’s our favorite place to people-watch, especially after midnight.
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Christmas in New York City
New York City is a fabulous place to visit, especially during the Holiday Season. Rockefeller Center’s giant Christmas tree provides a festive backdrop to the ice-skating rink below. The area is filled with throngs of tourists and holiday shoppers, making it a great place for people-watching. See the Tree Lighting in December and be sure to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck to get a bird’s eye view of the city – it’s spectacular!
New Year’s Eve at Times Square
Times Square is world-famous for its annual New Years Eve celebrations and its “lowering of the Ball,” attended by thousands of people and watched by millions more on TV.
Why is New York referred to as “the Big Apple?”
Jazz musicians coined the phrase about 65 years ago. They referred to the “Big” Apple (vs. all the other apples) as the “big-time gig” in New York. They believed that New York was the place to perform and that if they could make it there, they could make it anywhere.