New York City is situated in the north-eastern United States approximately halfway between Washington D.C. and Boston. The geography of New York City is characterised by its coastal position at the meeting of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean in one of the world’s largest natural harbours.
Most of New York City is built on the three islands consisting of Long Island, Manhattan and Staten Island. With the city’s ancient bedrock providing the immovable foundation for the hundreds of modern skyscrapers that dominate the skyline.
A global power city, New York has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Cool, cosmopolitan, constantly evolving, New York blends big city splendour with small-town charm. Amid the city’s iconic landmarks, towering skyscrapers and exciting attractions you’ll experience a vibrant culture that filters through each of the city’s distinctive neighbourhoods and boroughs.
Often referred to as the Big Apple, with its iconic sites that include the Empire State Building, Times Square and sprawling Central Park, this fascinating city has an energy that is captivating!
Here are the 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in New York City :
10- Brooklyn Bridge :
When the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed in 1883, extending 1,595 feet across the East River, connecting lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights, it was the longest steel wire suspension bridge in the world and at that time it was also the first permanent crossing on the East River. Now, it’s a historic staple in the New York City skyline, transporting commuter car traffic underneath and foot traffic above.
As one of the most famous bridges in the world the Brooklyn Bridge is not only aesthetically pleasing, it makes for a great walk. The structure’s sense of drama comes from its two neo-Gothic towers, composed of limestone and granite and rising to 84 metres and anchoring the intricate cable system. The Brooklyn Bridge is best crossed as a pedestrian on the elevated walkway above the road and through the very centre of the towers, for satisfying views of New York’s silhouette and the cables overhead.
9- New York Aquarium:
The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, having opened in Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896. Since 1957, it has been located on the boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The Aquarium offers an intimate peek into the underwater world with a variety of aquatic displays starring penguins, sea lions, sharks and more.
From the sea lion shows to the conservation minded displays of Glover’s Reef, there’s plenty to keep the most budding marine biologists transfixed for hours. Visitors can get a snorkel’s-eye view of colourful reef dwelling marine life, including eels, rays, and clown fish, then get wrapped up in the 4-D theatre experience, which combines 3-D film with sensory technology. This attraction is a great day out for families and everyone will be pleased to hear that the Aquarium is a leading voice in local marine conservation issues, committed to preserving safe places for people and wildlife to share the waters that surround this city of islands.
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