'Welcome to New York City, the center of it all. Whether your interests are shopping, sightseeing, fashion, museums, architecture, history, or just about anything else, you'll find it here. New York City is also the largest city in the United States and the most densely populated city. Filled with people on all ends of the socio-economic pendulum, and from all over the world, it is probably the most diverse city in existence.
Also known as the city that never sleeps NYC has amazing sights to see both day and night. The Metropolitan Museum of Arts has a vast collection of all sorts of fine art, whereas MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) will offer something quite different. There is a museum that focuses on natural history, a museum for children, and the 9/11 Museum where people can learn about the event and pay their respects. Of course, there is also the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
Check out Times Square and see street performers like you've never seen before. Maybe Broadway to see the famous plays, and possibly some of the performers. Uptown is home to some of the wealthiest people in the world, whereas Greenwich Village is home to some of the most creative. High-end restaurants can be found next to Bohemian Coffee Shops and the cuisine selections are seemingly endless.
With one of the largest ports in the world, just about all trade goods first arrive here before transported all over the U.S. A lively fish market located nearby also makes for some great photos and interesting purchases. New York is also known for its many television shows that are filmed right here in the city. In fact, New York averages 200 films and/or television shows filmed per year. There is now an annual film festival as well that was started by the actor Robert De Niro, a long-time resident, and features up and coming films and film makers.
The five boroughs that make up New York offer even more diversity. Whether you want to visit Chinatown, or Little Italy, if you are looking for a particular culture, it's probably here. Jewish delis, Italian restaurants, Armenian quick stops, or a New York hot dog with everything from one of the street vendors. As far as shopping after a meal check out Macy's, Tiffany's, or just walk down 5th Avenue, or maybe Wall Street.
One of the easiest things to do in New York City, however, is get lost. Excursions are highly suggested. One of the most popular is the sightseeing bus excursions. These allow guests to hop on, or hop off at a particular site and then, when finished, simply climb back on the buses that make a continuous loop all day.
Enjoy your visit to New York City where anything and everything is available.
Fun Fact: New York City was the nation's capital for one year.