New York is an ideal destination not only because of its iconic landmarks and world class museums, but also because it offers many interesting activities that include sightseeing and road trips. Below is a list of the 8 main destinations that are worth visiting.New York

  1. Statue of Liberty

Standing 152 feet tall, this is the largest statue in the world and regarded as a symbol of freedom, a gift to America by France. To get here, you need to make a short boat ride from Liberty Island to where it is located. You can also see the statue on the shore from Battery Park.statue of liberty

  1. Central Park

Known as the playground of New Yorkers, Central Park offers many attractions. It also has been given prominence in several movies and countless TV shows. This is one of those destinations that make New York an attractive city.

  1. Empire State Building

Another prominent New York landmark is the Empire State Building. It was once the tallest building in the world, until the World Trade Center 1 was erected 41 years later.

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Also popularly called The Met, this museum has over 2 million works of art in its collection, including costumes, arms and armors, American decorative arts, musical instruments, Egyptian arts and photographs. It also has a branch in northern Manhattan, called The Cloisters that features Europe’s architecture and art of the medieval period.

  1. Rockefeller Center

This is a huge shopping and entertainment complex located at the center of Manhattan. It contains media stations such as the NBC-TV and Radio among others. There is a skating rink outside and inside there are restaurants, shops and the 3-floor observation deck, from where you can see the city skyline. The center is also famous for its giant Christmas tree with 30,000 lights.

  1. Fifth Avenue

This is the leading shopping area of New York, where you can see the flagship stores of top designers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Saks and the Apple Store.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge

The first steel bridge of the world, the Brooklyn Bridge has inspired many painters, songwriters and poets to mention it in their work or use it as their source of inspiration in their paintings.Brooklyn Bridge

  1. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The church is a major destination, not only for believers but also for tourists as well. With a capacity of 2,400, it receives 5.5 million visitors a year. It has bronze doors each weighing 20,000 pounds, marble façade, the Great Organ, rose window, 330 feet tower, bronze ceremonial canopy, etc.