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Each city has its own story, extraordinary in itself. From street artists at Times Square to riveting drama of the Broadway theatre productions, selfies at the Empire State Building to discovering the tale behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the City of Dreams is a page out from a movie script. Museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and green spaces such as Central Park and Washington Square Park beautify this melting pot of the world. A shopper’s paradise with luxury shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenues, New York boasts of several manmade wonders with excellent architecture and cuisines from all around the world to satisfy the cosmopolitan traveller. And the nightlife; a city that spells a vibrant lifestyle and is awake 24x7, the city has enough to satiate any night-crawler’s thirst for some great music and drinks at the Meatpacking District. Beyond this, New York also hosts festivals with opulence, be it the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree or the St Patrick's Day parade. Is there a better definition for a fairytale destination?
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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Head to the famed Empire State Building and marvel at the spectacular 360-degree views of the city and beyond from the open-air 86th Floor Observation Deck. Admire the Hudson River, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge, and many other iconic attractions. Better still, move up to the building’s Top Deck on the 102nd floor from where you can enjoy a complete view of Central Park and the grid of streets below with incredible designs. Check out the striking art deco ceiling murals, the historical Dare to Dream Exhibit, the new Sustainability Exhibit at the new lobby.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The universal symbol of liberty and democracy gifted by France to America, the Statue of Liberty stands 305 ft tall on Liberty Island. The seven spikes on its crown represent the seven seas and continents signifying freedom for one and all. Take a ferry ride to Liberty Island and get a ‘Grounds Only’ ticket; the Park Rangers will narrate the history of the grand statue. A ‘Pedestal Ticket’ gives access to the pedestal, the museum and the Fort Wood level, while climbing up to the crown (it has 25 windows), the pedestal, museum, and the Fort Wood level on a ‘Crown Ticket’. We strongly recommend pre-booking these tickets much in advance.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City  Times Square

Times Square

Stroll around during the day or live up the neon-lit streets in the evening at one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, Times Square. It is located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, in central Manhattan. Explore this vibrant district full of cinemas, theatres, and electronic billboards. Take the Broadway Tour that takes you through the theatre district here. Catch a show at Broadway, get a selfie with your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussaud’s and binge at any of the restaurants, delis, cafés that offer different cuisines. Let you hair down at any of the nightclubs and soak in the vibe of this world-famous destination.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Take a docent or self-guided audio tour of the largest train station in the world, the Grand Central Terminal and marvel at the stunning architecture. Admire the many iconic sculptures outside the Terminal, the eagles perched on the corner of the structure, the exterior clock and the statue of Cornelius Vanderbilt in the front. Inside, the ceiling has a spectacular astronomical mural; the four-sided clock and other marvels leave one spellbound. Grab a bite at the Dining Concourse at the basement, relish great seafood at The Oyster Bar or head to Campbell Apartment for some old-world charm. Shop to your heart’s content and also partake in the events here.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Central Park

Central Park

This 843-acre expanse of greenery, which is also one of the most visited attractions of the world, boasts of innumerable beautiful views and hidden gems. Rent a bicycle, peddle away on the 36 bridges and arches in Central Park taking in the several attractions such as the Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, Belvedere Castel, Balto Statue, the Lake, and others. Alternatively, pick a horse and carriage tour and enjoy the meandering trails here. Enjoy a quiet picnic at any of the seven picnic spots amidst cherry blossom trees and colourful flowers and plants. Catch a concert and participate in an event at the park. In winter, go ice skating at the Wollman Rink.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Explore the majestic complex of Rockfeller Center, complete with 19 commercial buildings sprawled over 22 acres, which is also declared as a National Historic Landmark. Take a guided tour of the complex and get insights into over 80 years of history that boasts of marvellous architecture and great works of art. Learn about the gardens, spaces, and the most prominent buildings here. The Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers spectacular views of Central Park, the Empire State Building, and of course the New York skyline. Admire contemporary paintings, sculptures and new media at the Museum of Modern Art. Catch a show here and ice skate on The Rink in winter.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Explore modern and contemporary art from world-famous painters and converse with art experts at the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum. Appreciate the ever increasing collection of art on display here from Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, to early Modern and Contemporary, there’s much to view for an art enthusiast. Browse through the Thannhauser Collection, the Panza Collection with more than 350 of Minimalist, Post-Minimalist and Conceptual art works, the collection at Karl Nierendorf Estate, the Hilla Rebay Collection, and more. Shop for art books, posters, accessories, gifts, etc., from the museum shop.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City 9/11 Memorial Plaza & Museum

9/11 Memorial Plaza & Museum

Visit the 9/11 Memorial built as a tribute to honour and remember those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and September 11, 2001. Admire the two massive reflecting pools on the eight-acre Memorial, manmade waterfalls, the Survivor Tree—an 8 ft Callery pear tree that survived in the rubble and was nursed back to health. Read the names of those who died in the attacks engraved on bronze panels around the two pools. Visit the museum that displays images, artefacts, archival documents, and oral histories of those who died in the attacks.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Broadway Theater

Broadway Theater

Embark on a musical, magical journey and soak yourself in the ultimate delightful experience of watching a show at the world-famous Broadway Theater. Located in midtown Manhattan, the theatre holds shows from classics to musicals to suit everyone’s likings and tastes. Watch the classic horror masterwork, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, the epic ‘Les Miserables’, or the musical based on the movie, ‘School of Rock—The Musical’. Enjoy a show of Roald Dahl’s popular ‘Matilda’ with the children, or watch Simba’s story of love and redemption come to life on stage with spectacular performances in ‘The Lion King’. Choose any of the fascinating shows and be regaled by a spellbinding spectacle.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Wall Street

Wall Street

Stroll around and appreciate the 19th-century architecture on this 1.1 km stretch of the most important Financial District of the world, The Wall Street. Take a tour of the legendary street and learn how an 18th-century bazaar evolved into the world’s financial centre, admire the statue of the ‘Charging Bull’ representing the bull market and learn about its symbolism, visit Ground Zero, get insights on financial collapse of the market, and more. Also, you can see the NYSE and Federal Reserve on a guided tour by Wall Street insiders. View the new One World Trade Centre Building and the 9/11 Memorial as well.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City High Line

High Line

Take a romantic walk, unwind and people-watch at the 2.33 km-long High Line park, an elevated section of New York Central Railroad that is no longer in use. Take a free 75-min guided tour (or a private, paid one), conducted by High Line Docents that offer insights on the park’s history, landscape and designs. Learn about the resident and other wildlife and migratory birds, appreciate the lovely flowers in bloom during spring, the wildflowers, as well as the many art sculptures and murals lined here and even enjoy a performance. There’s some Zen for life too…meditation and Tai Chi, to relax and disconnect from the world for a short time.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Niagara Falls Tour

Niagara Falls Tour

Ride the Maid of the Mist and experience North America’s mighty waterfalls, Niagara Falls. Take this two-country tour and enjoy a thrilling ride getting drenched in the splashing waterfalls to enjoy spectacular views of this natural wonder from the observatory platform. Niagara Falls are a combination of three waterfalls—Horseshoe Falls (also called the Canadian Falls), American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Enjoy views of the stunning Niagara River Gorge, visit Goat Island and view the great falls, the oldest park in America, the Niagara Falls State Park; visit other attractions such as the Three Sister Islands, Queen Victoria Park, Terrapin Point, Raging Rapids, and others.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Yankees Stadium

Yankees Stadium

Home ballpark for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, take a tour of this spectacular Yankee Stadium, even an exclusive one (available on certain days) to get access to the most exclusive sections here that include the clubhouse and dugout. Also the home stadium for New York City FC of Major League Soccer, learn about the baseball team’s history, visit the Yankees Museum, the Monument Park that displays plaques and monuments of the best players of all times, enjoy a delicious meal at the Yankee Stadium Hard Rock Café and of course catch a game and cheer the New York Yankees.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

Home to about 6,000 animals, the Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the USA, and also one of the largest in the world. Explore this approximately 265 acres of expanse that is home to various wildlife such as the American bison, lowland gorillas, Chinese alligators, snow leopards, Mauritius pink pigeons, and more than 40 different species. You can feed the penguins and sea lions, enjoy the foliage and butterflies at the Butterfly Garden, take a stroll along the riverwalk on the borders of the zoo, soaking in nature, watch a 4D movie, and indulge in many more experiences at the Bronx Zoo.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City  Lincoln Park Center of Performing Arts

Lincoln Park Center of Performing Arts

Step into this marvel that sprawls across almost 16.3 acres and is the seat for world’s best performing arts. Lincoln Park Center of Performing Arts also strives to maintain community relations, and is a pioneer in arts and education too. It presents around 3,000 programmes, events and initiatives each year. Catch a dance, music, film, theatre, or opera performance here. There is a plethora to choose from—American Songbook, Mostly Mozart, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and be a part of the Lincoln Center Festival for a contemporary spectacle, and more. Also, admire the Visual Arts & Exhibitions that displays excellent works from the public art collection.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Take a stroll on the oldest suspension bridge of New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects the boroughs of the famous Manhattan Island with the upbeat Brooklyn. The first steel-wire suspension bridge to be constructed, and around 1.8 km long, it is the brainchild of German immigrant John Roebling. The two masonry towers with Gothic arches are its most evident feature. Walk on the elevated footpath for pedestrians crossing the river and enjoy the brilliant sights around. Take a self-guided tour that starts at City Hall Park on the Manhattan side and ending on the Brooklyn side. You can even take a bicycle tour if you wish.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tucked away in the borough of Brooklyn lies the picturesque Brooklyn Botanic Garden that houses some speciality gardens within the garden itself. Step into the Japanese-inspired Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the oldest outside Japan and also the most visited one. Visit the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum that display around 350 trees and almost 30 specimens. Stroll through the Desert Pavilion that showcases plants from arid regions such as Namibia, Madagascar, North Africa, Mexico, Peru, and others. Let children explore nature and get a hands-on experience investigating plants and animals at the Discovery Garden. They can also learn about the natural world, plant their own crops, flowers, etc., and grow them here.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Battery Park

Battery Park

Explore the city’s oldest public parks in Manhattan spread over 25 acres. Visit the Castel Garden within, revel in the lovely waterfront and the flower gardens. Discover the fort, Castle Clinton and enjoy outdoor music, theatre and dance performances during the warm months. Spot the several memorials and monuments that include the New York Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Fort George Memorial, and others. Also, visit the 5,000 sq ft New Amsterdam Plein Pavilion that has regional organic food. Do not miss the SeaGlass, a carousel like none other—the colour-changing LED lights within, ‘water effect’ light projectors, the 30 huge fibreglass fish, all make this an almost ethereal experience.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

Hop onto this amazing ferry ride and take in the many sights, sounds and smells around while sailing between St George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street. The Staten Island Ferry, the only non-vehicular mode of transport between Staten Island and Manhattan is a free 25-min ride that offers the best views of NYC. Marvel at the majestic New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the brilliant skyline of Lower Manhattan, the spectacular view of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge, and more. Take this fascinating ride in the evening and enjoy astounding views full of lights of the Manhattan skyline.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Step into the largest natural history museum of the world—the American Museum of Natural History that comprises of 25 interconnected buildings and boasting of 45 permanent exhibitions. On display are around 32 million specimens and artefacts, several of which are in lifelike dioramas. Browse through the Biodiversity and Environmental Halls, the Birds and Reptiles and Amphibians Halls and the Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls. Also, do visit the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, which has the Hayden Sphere with a spectacular tour of the universe. Also visit the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, where each step is measured in millions of years.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Bryant Park

Bryant Park

This beautiful oasis of greenery in Midtown Manhattan located over an underground structure has numerous activities for visitors to engage in. Stroll around admiring the lovely flower beds. Take a walking tour of this lush expanse and learn about its history, the award-winning design, the different amenities, etc. Alternatively, take a birding tour and learn about the diversity of migrant birds here or head to the Reading Room and pick your favourite read or attend a reading session. Children can giggle away in joy on the Le Carrousel and you can even take any of the several workshops held here. During fall and winter enjoy ice skating around the pond.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Art aficionados, this one’s for you! With around 200,000 fascinating works of art from around the globe, and still counting, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is considered as the most significant museums for modern art across the world. Browse through the vast collection of contemporary art by more than 10,000 arts ranging from sculpture to painting, to printmaking, photography, drawing, design, architecture, and more. Gaze in appreciation at some of the world’s most famous paintings by legendary artists such as van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Pollock, Warhol, and many others.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Take a walk through the lovely neighbourhood of Greenwich Village and soak in the eclectic vibe it radiates. Visit the scenic Washington Square Park and indulge in a game of Frisbee or enjoy some street performances here. Browse through the Grey Art Gallery admiring more than 6,000 art works, head to Bleecker Street Records for some vinyl records, CDS, DVDs, or take a tour of the New York University. Participate in the events taking place here, unwind at any of the street cafés, binge at the friendly-staffed restaurants, admire the architecture, take a bicycle ride around the district, and step into the quirky shops to experience the rich Bohemian culture here.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Fifth Avenue Shopping

Fifth Avenue Shopping

Fashionistas, get spoilt for choice at Fifth Avenue and dive right into some serious retail therapy at one of the world’s most famous and upscale shopping districts. Choose from chic brands such as Armani, Prada, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, The Apple Store, Tiffany & Co., Lindt Swiss chocolates, H&M, Saks & Company, and many others. You can even take a three-hour ‘Fashion on Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour’. Guided by a professional fashion guide, you will be acquainted with many aspects such as body type, personal style, budget, etc. So, go ahead and indulge in this fashion fiesta, which is truly one of a kind.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City New York Rooftop Bars

New York Rooftop Bars

Visit some of New York’s topmost rooftops bars and enjoy spectacular vistas while unwinding sipping on your favourite drink. Head to Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge, in Hotel Gansevoort, which is sprawled over 5,000 sq ft and offers a 360 degree view of the city. Top of the Strand, situated on the 21st floor of The Strand Hotel offers spectacular views of the Empire State building, which are the finest from here. The retractable glass roof ensures that you are shielded from the weather. The Press Lounge, situated atop Ink48 Hotel offers unhindered views of the Hudson and Manhattan. These are only few ones you can visit among many others.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Plaza Hotel

Plaza Hotel

Amidst the city's skyscrapers, stands the beautiful Plaza Hotel styled with materials shipped from Europe. Opened in 1907 it is the country’s most celebrated and iconic hotel, where several celebrities, politicians, athletes, and other popular personalities have stayed. Book a stay here at any of the timelessly regal rooms or the luxurious suites and enjoy the royal hospitality here. Savour a scrumptious breakfast in your room, a delicious lunch at The Plaza Food Hall, dinner and drinks at The Rose Club, and explore other dining options. The children will have a fun time staying at the Juniour & One Bedroom Suites or The Eloise Suite (the hotel’s most famous resident).

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Walk through the immigration history of perhaps the biggest immigration that took place in modern times at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The museum narrates the tales of around 12 million immigrants that flocked to Ellis Island. Browse through official documents, photographs, film footage, artefacts, prints, videos, interactive displays and also temporary exhibits that chronicle the immigrants’ stories. View the World Migration Globe that illustrates where people migrated across the world through the history of mankind. Learn about the earliest arrivals of immigrants prior to the Ellis Island ones, read individual or family names of the immigrants at a permanent exhibit, and view other informative exhibits here.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Union Square

Union Square

A great place to take a leisurely stroll around, savour some good food at any of the gourmet eateries lined here, shop for fresh local produce of the green market, and also get entertained, Union Square is a crowd-puller. Both tourists and locals frequent this popular spot to unwind and enjoy some quiet time. Admire some interesting art here and gaze at statues of world-renowned personalities such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi, and others. Shop for fresh goodies from the farmers market and relish them while people-watching and spending a relaxed day here.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

Whether you are a movie buff, an avid gamer or just love moving images for self-indulgence, the Museum of the Moving Image, is sure to enthral you. Explore about 1,30,000 artefacts used in film production and the types of digital and multimedia technology used since 1981. Situated on the campus of the Kaufman Astoria Studios, it boasts of a state-of-the-art cinema and expanded gallery spaces. View the Behind the Screen exhibit to gain insights on every process of filmmaking and immerse yourself in interactive experiences and demonstrations of professional equipment and crafts. Marvel at the replicas of sets and old movie theatres, and enjoy a traditional meal at the Café Bar.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Luna Park

Luna Park

Get that adrenaline fix by indulging in thrilling and exciting rides at Luna Park in Coney Island. Get on the Cyclone Roller Coaster, the most exciting ride of the park. Catch a glimpse of the sky, sand and the ocean while travelling in consecutive summersaults in Zenobia, or hop onto the log-themed boats and go winding through troughs at the Wild River. Little ones can indulge in games such as Bazooka Blast, a boardwalk game where you bag the prize by crashing the tower or try to hit the target with a water pistol in the Water Racer game. There lots to thrill everyone in this unique amusement park.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Coney Island

Coney Island

Have a fun-filled time bonding with your family and friends at Coney Island, which offers a plethora of activities and attractions to engage in. Walk the Boardwalk, watch the entertaining Mermaid Parade and take a historical walking tour of the neighbourhood. Explore the Coney Island Museum with exhibits such as Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park: in 3D Printed by the Great Fredini (an installation), The Darkside of Dreamland by Africasso, Funhouse Mirrors, and more. Soak in the sunny ambiance of this destination that makes for a perfect getaway where you can engage in a game of volleyball or handball or basketball as well.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection

Step into the mansion that was industrialist Henry Clay Frick’s home, which was opened as a museum as per his wish on his wife’s death displaying his massive art collection. Explore the displays of art, galleries of timeless French furniture and European paintings, sculpture, Limoges enamels, and many other gems. Visit the Frick Art Reference, Library housing a huge collection of photographs, books, drawings, paintings, etc., of art. Take a walk in the beautiful Fifth Avenue garden which has a lovely limestone façade and neoclassical urns and during the annual Garden Party visitors can access the grand lawn, view the magnolia trees, rose garden, and the terraced steps.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

Marvel at the Chrysler Building, an architectural wonder built in 1930, located in the Turtle Bay area of Manhattan. The structure, 1,048 ft in height, is the first manmade one that is taller than 1,000 ft. It is also among the top 10 famous skyscrapers in the city. One of the last skyscrapers that boasts of Art Deco style, admire the gargoyles, the brilliant interior and the marvellous exterior. The spectacular sienna-coloured floor, Red Moroccan marble walls, the world’s first digital clock, the mural on the ceiling of the lobby, the stylish elevator doors, and other décor marvels is a treat for the eyes.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Madison Square

Madison Square

Visit this most popular square of New York named after the fourth President of the US, James Madison and admire the historic landmarks around such as the famous Flatiron Building, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, and others. Unwind at the Madison Square Park, which has interesting artwork all around, nineteenth-century statues, and enjoy varied music, dance and performance events here. Enjoy Shake Shack’s milkshakes and hamburgers and simply relax people-watching and watching children play and run. You can even admire the exotic flora and plants at this popular park. You can even explore the Madison Square Garden, an indoor venue that hosts concerts, live performances and also holds sports events.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City St.Patricks Cathedral

St.Patricks Cathedral

Visit the most significant landmark of the city, Cathedral of St Patrick (generally known as St Patrick’s Cathedral), which is also the largest catholic church in the USA. Based on the Gothic revival design of the cathedral in Cologne, Germany, the spectacular Gothic twin spires that rise high to 100 m, the bronze doors, and the main façade with three porches, are simply breathtaking. Gaze in awe at the massive door in the central porch that weighs 9 tonnes and is decorated with sculptures that showcase some of New York’s prominent religious personalities. Marvel at the pietà, which is three times larger than the Michelangelo’s one and the stained-glass windows.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Aire Ancient Baths

Aire Ancient Baths

Soothe your tired nerves after a hectic day of shopping or sightseeing by soaking your mind, body and soul in the exotic Aire Ancient Baths. Greek, part Roman and part Turkish this experience promises to revive all your senses in a most exquisite way. Started in Seville, Spain, Aire infuses Spanish and Moroccan elements to its design with an underground bath area as well. Enjoy the sound of a classic guitar while taking a treatment, or go for a Thermal Bath Experience, an experience for two, which involves indulging in an ice pool, cold pool, warm pool, hot pool, and the Steam Room as well with aromatherapy and other indulgences.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Take a tour of this larger-than-life entertainment venue and explore its grand interiors and enjoy a show here with a glow in the dark drink. Nicknamed as the ‘Showplace of the Nation’, the Radio City Music Hall is also a most prominent city landmark. Take a Radio City Stage Door Tour that gives you an insider’s view of this iconic venue. Admire the Art Deco masterpieces, the spectacular Grand Foyer, original aluminium statues, the huge auditorium, and gain insights on the secrets of the Great Stage on this 80-min guided tour. Meet a Rockette and yes, do catch a splendid show to wrap it up.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City The Cloisters

The Cloisters

Art enthusiasts certainly explore The Cloisters to appreciate art, architecture and reconstructed gardens from medieval Europe. It houses beautifully lit up manuscripts, metal work, stained glass, ivories, enamels, and tapestries mainly from the 12th to the 15th centuries. The gardens that are featured here are as per the horticultural information discovered in various treatises, poetries, journals, etc., from medieval times. Marvel at the rarely seen art from those times, especially the seven Flemish tapestries depicting ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’. Participate in special events that include medieval festivals, gallery talks, garden tours, concerts, etc.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Spend some quiet time strolling on the narrow Brooklyn Heights Promenade and enjoy spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the New York Harbor and admire the beautifully-lined row houses along Brooklyn Heights. Originally a sound barrier, built to protect the brownstones from the highway noise, it is now a famous promenade to simply take a stroll and marvel at the mesmerising Manhattan skyline. Sit on one of the benches people-watching, watching rollerbladers, and admire the town houses and mansions dotting the promenade. Wait until dusk to take in the spectacular views of the sunset and sparkling lights of Manhattan.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Dive your nose into your favourite read, browse through many others, and even some rare gems, in the words of world’s greatest authors, poets, and thinkers. With a collection of almost 51 million spanning over a century, you are truly spoilt for choice. Besides books the architecture of the building is simply marvellous. The main lobby, ‘Astor Hall, which is vaulted by marble, the exquisite panelled ceiling of the Main Reading Room, the murals in the Periodical Room, the tough and distinctive balustrades of the twin staircases, and every other aspect spells architectural splendour. Also view the ongoing exhibitions and attend an event here.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

Marvel at one of the most iconic and popular landmarks in New York, the Flatiron Building, a 21-storey structure at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. It acquired its name owing to its triangular shape, which resembled a clothing iron. The skyscraper, touted as the tallest at the time, boasts of a Beaux-Art three-façade design of cast iron. All of 285 ft tall, the vertex of the structure is a mere 6.5 ft in width. The wind seeps around the sides due to the unusual shape of the building and thus coming is powerful gusts. The unique shape and style of architecture is a sight you cannot miss.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

A beautiful blend of history and innovation is open for exploration at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Discover the largest exhibit here, the Intrepid, a now decommissioned aircraft. Marvel at its splendour as well as a fascinating line of aircrafts such as an F-14 Tomcat, a World War II TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, and more. View the magnificent flight deck of the Intrepid as well as other exhibits such as the USS Edson, a destroyer, the USS Growler, a submarine that fired nuclear missiles, the famous Concorde AD, and other amazing displays. Also, sit in the gunners’ seats and experience what it was like to be in a battle.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

This one’s a haven for food lovers of all kinds. Whether you love to eat, cook or experiment with food, Chelsea Market has something for everyone. Situated in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan, this bustling food court has everything from soup to nuts, to cheese, to wine, coffee, and more to offer. Try the signature breads and delicious sandwiches, salads, cookies, muffins, and more at Amy’s Bread. Pick Italian oils, vinegar, pastas, grains, spices, etc., at Buon Italia, or shop for fine wines at Chelsea Wine Vault. Browse through food stores and indulge in shopping for fashion, accessories, vintage items, and more at Chelsea Market.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

Unwind at the most popular public park in the neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, the Washington Square Park. Dotted with tress all around, spot the two main attractions here, the Washington Arch and the large fountain. You can view the houses in Greek revival style called ‘The Row’ lined at the north side, which is a prestigious residential address. Spot other monuments such as the Italian-nationalist leader, Giuseppe Garibaldi’s statue, a World War I commemorative flagpole, and others. Catch a game of chess at the chess plaza, admire the abundant greenery and architecture, watch people strum their guitars, and generally spend a relaxed day here.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Eataly


A food lover’s paradise, founded by Oscar Farinetti, Eataly is the largest Italian marketplace worldwide that houses several restaurants, bakery, food and beverage counters, retail, and even a cooking school. Relish some excellent Italian cuisine as well as browse through books on food and cookery equipments here. Shop for a variety of cooking products and ingredients and tickle your taste buds La Piazza & La Pasta, for some Napoli-style pizza and al dente pasta. Savour some fresh seafood at IL Pesce, especially oysters and sample some delicious vegetarian fare made with seasonal local ingredients at La Verdue, the vegetarian-centric restaurant. There’s a lot more to try out at Eataly.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Roosevelt Island Tramway

Roosevelt Island Tramway

Take the three-min aerial ride to explore the quaint Roosevelt Island, while marvelling at the views of Manhattan on the way. Earlier known as Blackwell Island, then Welfare Island, it acquired its present name in 1971 in honour of Franklin S Roosevelt. The Tramway was built in 1976, which connects directly to Manhattan. Enjoy spectacular aerial views of New York, especially the Queensboro Bridge. View the 18th century Blackwell House, the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Gothic-style Blackwell Island Lighthouse, and the Octagon Tower on the northern side of this small island. The tram runs every 15 min; however, during rush hours it is more frequent.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Visit the iconic structure of New York’s skyline, the 1,776 ft tall building of the One World Trade Center, which is also the tallest one in the Western Hemisphere. Reach the Observatory to revel in an astounding 360-degree view of the beautiful city and beyond. At the Sky Portal in the Observatory, catch the breathtaking view below using real-time from within a 14-ft wide circular disc. Also, watch a two-minute video presentation, which is a combination of time-lapse shots with abstract textures and patterns and bird’s eye imagery that showcases the vibrancy of New York in three dimensions. Grab a cup of coffee at the cafeteria while at it.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Party in Meatpacking District

Party in Meatpacking District

Blend into the elite night life of the Meatpacking District, where the plain looking district transforms into the hippest street with some of the best clubs in the city. Step it up a notch by hopping from one nightclub to another or simply dancing away at any of the upscale clubs here. Head to Provocateur, with its two separate nightlife settings, Provocateur Café and Provocateur Nightclub offers an electric atmosphere and world-renowned DJs at Provocateur Nightclub and a relaxed and cosy experience at the Provocateur Café. I OAK offers an inimitable experience with surprise performances, world-famous DJs is another spot to chill. There are many others to choose from.

TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

Head to the historic district of South Street Seaport and appreciate some architecture from the olden times here, on largely 19th-century commercial buildings. Visit the South Street Seaport Museum here and marvel at the 18th and 19th century structures; explore the exhibits that display Manhattan’s significance as a port city, view a collection of historic vessels as well. View the Titanic Memorial, which is a small lighthouse in honour of the casualties of the luxury liner when it sank. Choose from many dining options and enjoy a quiet evening at this friendly district.

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TraveLibro United States of America New York Featured City Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Explore the lively and exciting scene at one of the most popular districts of the city, Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Grab a cold beer at one of the hipster restaurants and explore the neighbourhood’s artistic murals lining the streets here. With a backdrop of old industrial buildings, the modern merges with the old-world beautifully here. Explore the lively music scene, take a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery, visit the Willimsburg Bars and Beer Gardens, shop of all things vintage here, indulge in some outdoor sports during summer, or take a bicycle tour of this charming district and have a fun day indulging in activities of your choice.

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