Grayson’s Trip – New York Metropolis | information
If you like big cities, parks, cool sights, history, good food, and theater then New York City is the place for you. The possibilities are endless in the Big Apple.
First, let yourself be taken to one of the most iconic places in New York – the Statue of Liberty. This 305-foot colossus was a gift from France to the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s independence from Great Britain. You can take a ferry to Liberty Island and climb a flight of stairs in this massive statue all the way to the crown. You can look out the windows in the crown and see the city, harbor and much more. There is also a museum on the island that tells all about the history of the statue and displays the original golden torch. If you go to New York City, you cannot miss the Statue of Liberty.
After visiting the Statue of Liberty, be sure to stop by Ellis Island. This island is home to an immigration station that was active from 1892 to 1954 and brought over 12 million immigrants to America. You can visit the museum to see artifacts from when Ellis Island was an active immigration station. You can also search for the names of people who have passed the island and see if you can find any of your ancestors. If you’d like to learn about the history of American immigrants, head to Ellis Island.
One of the best places to get a good view of the city is the Empire State Building. This 102-story skyscraper opened in 1931 and was the tallest building in the world until 1970. You can look around the lobby for free, but you have to pay to get to the observation deck on the 86th floor. If you choose to buy a ticket, you’ll see breathtaking views.
If you like the outdoors but don’t want to be far from the city, Central Park is the place for you. This 843 acre park in the middle of Manhattan is huge and has tons of things to do! There is the Central Park Zoo which is great to see animals. You can walk the over six miles of trails and see the trees, ponds, animals, and people that the park has to offer. There are many other things you can do, like biking, horse-drawn carriage rides, and ice skating (in winter). If you like urban nature, visit Central Park.
Rockefeller Center is a fun place to be in the Big Apple! Rockefeller Center consists of 19 different buildings and offers many different attractions. You can see the famous sunken plaza where you can see the huge Christmas tree and ice skate in winter. You can also go to Rockefeller Center and have a great view of the city. If you want to see iconic places and great views, head to Rockefeller Center.
New York City is an amazing city. There are so many things to do, visit, see and remember forever. There are a lot of cool places in New York that I didn’t mention in this article like Times Square, Broadway, Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 Memorial, Battery Park, and more. There are also many great restaurants in New York that offer pizza, hot dogs, and more. Although it is a pandemic, planning your next trip to New York when it is safer to travel can be a good idea. The Big Apple is the largest city in America and the greatest destination for sightseeing fun.