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Landmarks in New York you have to see

New York is a place with lots of merits, and when it comes to iconic landmarks, this city is plentiful. If you are looking to be the ultimate tourist this year and enjoy a trip to New York to see those hotspots, then this list is ideal for you. 

Here are all of the iconic landmarks you should make time to see this year in New York. 

1. Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a real icon in the New York skyline and it reaches an amazing height of 1454 feet. It held the title for the tallest building In New York for a long time and is still somewhere that people from all over the world come to see each year. You can head inside the building and take a lift to the viewing deck where you’ll be able to see the city skyline as you’ve never seen it before. 

2. Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is a stunning example of architecture in New York and it shows some incredible skill and design innovation. The bridge opened in 1883 and was the first structure to cross the East River. For a long time, it was also the longest suspension bridge in the world and this is still an amazing place to visit this year. From the bridge, you’ll be able to see some amazing views of Lower Manhatten and share the experience with many other tourists and New Yorkers.  

3. Central Park

If you are sick of feeling like you are in the big city and want to experience something more rural, Central Park is the ideal place to come and relax. Although it might not seem that this park would offer much solace from the city life, it is vast and you can easily get lost between the trees and many landmarks within the park itself. Central Park is beautiful and you can enjoy a stroll, picnic, streams and even plenty of wildlife. You can also enjoy seeing the statue of the famous dog Balto, who led an expedition in Alaska to source life-saving medicine for a small town. 

4. Statue of Liberty

The statue of Liberty is perhaps the most iconic landmark fo all and it is one which you can see from land, if you choose New York luxury yacht rentals, and from Liberty Island itself. Lady Liberty was a gift to America from France on their 100th birthday. This lady has a twin living in France and is a symbol of welcoming for immigrants across the 20th century as they made their way to a new life in the USA. The statue is a unique shade of green and is definitely one you’ll want to visit during your visit to the USA.

5. One World Observatory

One World Observatory is an amazing feature which resides from floors 100-102 of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, giving it the ideal vantage point for the stars. If you love science and want to see something unique this year, you can head up to the observatory and enjoy an interactive tour which shows off the history of the city in an immersive room filled with LED lights and displays. 

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Founder of Turn It To Trvl. After being made redundant from my digital marketing job, in the UK, I decided I no longer wanted to work the traditional 9-5. I found a volunteer opportunity in Malawi in 2015 and am now freelancing from the warm heart of Africa. Curently building a portfolio of clients and trying to inspire more people to live a life of travel.
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