Best Places to Visit in Manhattan
The landmarks of New York say a lot about American culture. From the banking houses on Wall Street where whizz kids and playboys make their millions to the Statue of Liberty, which in days gone by greeted destitute migrants crossing the sea from Europe. Still, there is so much to take in within the five boroughs of New York that it’s difficult to know where to start. Here is the first in a five part series looking at each of the boroughs of New York.
Empire State Building
Named as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the 102 stories of this quintessential art deco building just cannot be overlooked. Built in 1931 the building was the tallest man made structure in the world until the completion of the Twin Towers. Regardless of how much the cities skyline has changed in that time, the observation deck still offers one of the best views of the city.
If you want to catch a musical, then Broadway is the place to be. With forty theatres and a total capacity of five hundred, there is always going to be a show for you to catch. While old favourites like the Sound Of Music made this part of the city famous, It is shows like Spiderman that are drawing in todays crowds.
Nicknamed the “Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is the most visited tourist attraction on the globe; in fact 39 million people visited this site in 2011. With great restaurants, famous shops and theatres there is plenty to do in this small corner of the city.
Grand Central Station
In times gone by railway stations were a big thing and Grand Central Terminal is the embodiment of the ambition of New Yorkers to thing big. This vast terminal is the largest in the world, and id you want to catch the subway you should definitely pass through here at least once.