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Sunday, November 3, 2013

New York City Attractions

New York City is the place you go to experience everything. It doesn't matter how long you're in the city, there never seems to be enough time to see and do all that the Big Apple has to offer. If you are planning a trip to the city, you may find yourself wondering what to do, what you have time for, and what to see first. There is no right or wrong answer, since it all depends on your own personal preferences. However, there are a few things no one should miss during their time in New York City.

Times Square
You've watched the ball drop here on New Year's Eve and more than one of your favorite morning news programs is probably filmed here. Times Square is a tourist attraction if ever there was a tourist attraction, but you would never forgive yourself if you skipped this tradition during your stay in the city. Take a stroll through the Hershey's store, pick up a toy at the coolest Toys R Us in town, or show up early for a chance to see some of your favorite morning news anchors as they report on the happenings of the world in their Times Square studios. There is nothing in the world quite like Times Square.

The Empire State Building
It seems cliché, but you'll feel like you're on top of the world when you head to the top of the city's tallest building. The view of the city and just about everything that surrounds the city is absolutely breathtaking. You won't see anything like it anywhere else.

Central Park
A beautiful park in the middle of a city as big as New York seems impossible to picture, but the quaintness of Central Park is unlike anything other. Gone are the busy pedestrians and briefcase carrying business people of the city; instead, the park is full of moms and their babies, joggers and their iPods, animal lovers and their four-legged friends, and couples relaxing in the grass trying to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. For one of the most gorgeous views in the park, try having brunch at the Boathouse, which sits in the middle of the park off of 75th street. Floor to ceiling windows offer beautiful views of the lake on which the restaurant sits, and the food and service are divine.

National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center
Dedicated to the fallen heroes and innocent victims of the terrible September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center is a must see location on your trip to New York City. With more than 400 trees and a memorial fountain, this is a place to pay your respects to those who lost their lives and those who risked their lives to save as many people as they could. This is a place that will move you to tears, whether you were directly affected by this horrible tragedy or not.