Our New York Travel Guide
New York is a northeastern U.S state famous for the city that never sleeps, New York City, and the towering Niagara Falls along the border with Canada. There are beauitful places to visit all over the state. New York City is considered the world’s financial, cultural, and one of the top media capitals of the world. Manhattan, one of New York’s five boroughs, is home to United Nations Headquarters. There are many famous landmarks in the city, and it is on many travel lists. Ready along to get tips on travel, where to go, and what to do in New York state.
First, a little history…
Before any Europeans arrived in New York, two main cultures were dominant in the region; the Iroquoian and Algonquian. In the early 16th century, Dutch came to New York and laid claim to the region. After the arrival of an English fleet in New York, the English took control of the area and named both the colony and the city of New York. New York remained an English colony even after the French and Indian war. During the Revolutionary War, some of the most important battles took place in New York. Finally, in the late 1700s, the constitution was ratified, and New York became the 11th state to join the union.
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Major New York Attractions
Niagara Falls is one of the most famous tourist spots in the country and is located along the border of the United States and Canada. The park has three waterfalls, and Horseshoe Falls is the tallest among them. The park also has an observation tower from where you can get a panoramic view of all the waterfalls. We thought crossing to Canada offered a better view, so bring your passport!
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is usually on the top of every tourist’s list. The statue has a cultural and historical significance as it is seen as a sign of freedom. It was built in 1886 and is one of the largest statues in the world. You can stroll around the base of the statue or go to the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island and learn about thousands of immigrants that have been processed before entering the country.
Another popular spot in New York is Central Park which allows the locals to enjoy a bit of nature in the city hustle. You can walk, peddle, or even take a carriage ride through the pathways. In winter, the Wollman Rink is crowded with skaters. It is also one of the few inexpensive things you can do in an expensive city like New York. There are also many attractions within the park that you can visit for free.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, most commonly known as the Met, is one of the most famous art museums in the world. Located in New York, the museum was founded in 1870 and contains around two million works of art, some thousands of years old. The museum has three sites, but The Met Fifth Avenue is the most popular one as it contains Egyptian art, musical instruments, American decorative arts, and much more.
Empire State Building
Empire State Building is a significant landmark in the country and used to be the tallest building in the world for 40 years until the construction of the World Trade Center. The building was opened in the 1930s and had two observatories and an open-air observation deck that offers stunning views of the city’s skyline. On clear days, you can even look into the neighboring states!
Some other notable places and attractions:
American Museum of Natural History
One World Observatory
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