Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 



For most visitors to New York City, many of the popular tourist destinations in the city are in Manhattan. With the number of places to see and do in Manhattan, you would have not completed your visit even if you were to spend a week in the borough. Many of the popular attractions are concentrated in the Downtown and Midtown areas, though the Uptown area has a few attractions of its own. Thus, it is not surprising that many visitors often associate Manhattan with New York City itself.

Major Attractions
The 102-floor Empire State Building is a recognizable landmark and popular tourist attraction in New York City, offering a panoramic view of the city's landscape. Another well-known landmark is the Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island and built as a gift from the people of France to the United States more than 100 years ago. Glitzy Times Square is situated on a busy intersection in Midtown Manhattan and a touristy area of New York City, popular for its nightlife and entertainment. The United Nations (UN) Headquarters is a symbol of international cooperation and technically situated on international territory i.e. not part of the United States. 

Empire State Building, New York City

Empire State Building by Anderzzz

Wall Street is the city's financial district as well as a global financial center and often heard in the news, not only in the United States but around the world. There is not much to see or do in Wall Street except for the tall office blocks. However, many visitors have to at least step in Wall Street as a memento of their trip to the city. Nearby is South Street Seaport, an historic waterfront area of Manhattan and today a living museum with many buildings constructed during the early 19th century.

Architectural Landmarks
The Rockefeller Center in Manhattan is a complex of commercial buildings, occupying 22 acres (nine hectares) and designed in the Art Deco architecture. New York City's City Hall is a grand old building built during the early 19th century and today the seat of the city's government. Another grand building is Grand Central Terminal, once the largest railway station in the United States. The historic Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and was once the longest suspension bridge in the world and still remains an architectural wonder.

Rockefeller Center, New York City

Rockefeller Center by Simeon87

Other Attractions
Other attractions in Manhattan include Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York City's mayor and opened to the public for guided tours. The Lincoln Center is a major venue for the arts and culture and host to several plays, musicals, music events, and movies screenings every year. A major venue for entertainment and sports events in New York City is Madison Square Garden, which labels itself as the "World's Most Famous Arena". Even if you are not attending any of the events here, there are guided tours of this famous arena.

Madison Square Garden, New York City

Madison Square Garden by Nyr3188


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