In a New York State of Mind

When you’re in the city that never sleeps, it’s pretty unlikely you will be slacking around yourself! The Big Apple is definitely not the place for those who want to take it slow. With things to see and experience at every turn, New York City turns its hectic bustle into a mesmerizing orchestra of modern life!

Take a whirlwind tour through the iconic Empire State Building and the inimitable Rockefeller Center, both significant seats of business power aside from being Hollywood fixtures. Stroll through the Met museum, and bask in its glorious collection of paintings, sculptures, and more. It is here that one of the grandest galas in the world are held every year! Equally majestic is the city’s Grand Central Terminal, which would be pretty familiar for its many movie appearances. Of course, there’s the unforgettable Times Square and its horse-mounted police!

If the water is your thing (and even if it isn’t), you should head over to the Staten Island Ferry and view the city’s skyline from the bay. From here, make your way to New York’s — and America’s — most enduring landmark, the Statue of Liberty! Marvel at this global icon’s alluring presence, and while you’re at it dine at the little islet she’s standing on.

The Brooklyn Bridge is another must-see sight, connecting Brooklyn with Lower Manhattan. You’d inevitably pass through here as you tour around, but take time to walk its pedestrian walkway too. And while we’re on the subject of high places, make sure to drop by the One World Observatory for a bird’s eye view of the city and its surroundings. This is one of the tallest buildings in this side of the world, and you can feel the rush of its high-speed elevators taking you to the top in 60 seconds! Talk about hustling. For a more al fresco feel, there’s always the Top of the Rock.

Yes, you might leave New York with a bit of a dizzy buzz, and you might still be absorbing all that you saw even a few weeks after the experience. But that’s the city for you — visit it once and it stays with you forever!

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