If you are touring the major cities of US a visit to New York City is a must. This city is more populous and located at the southern end of New York State. This city has significant impact on many industrial scenes and affairs of the world such as fashion, media and entertainment, technology, research, commerce and so forth. For such reasons it is known to be a media, cultural and financial capital of the world.
The city has one of the largest harbors in the country and is broken into five boroughs such as The Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The city is a hub of different communities of people and is linguistically most diverse. The city signifies cultural diversity, freedom, social tolerance, creativity, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.
If you are here as a tourist, you will have an overwhelming list of places to see and things to do. You could start by visiting Central Park, which is an iconic park in this city which has scenic walking areas and offers several recreational activities as well. There are several places and monuments of historic interest to check out here such as the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. This is a specialty museum that is an iconic landmark as well. You can also include The Metropolitan Museum of Art in your list of art museums to check out here; Top of the Rock is an observation deck that is a must see here; to enjoy the harbor area one can use the Staten Island Ferry here.
These are some of the several landmarks to check out in New York City. The retail shopping as well as wining and dining options are many which are a must try for those who wish to get glimpses of the culture and lifestyle of the people living here.