New York, New York, a city so great they named it twice. It’s a regular tourist destination and for good reason.There’s so much to do that we couldn’t possibly fit it all into one article, but we’ll try our best.
The history of New York is the history of America, from the start of the Revolutionary War to the millions of immigrants who came through Ellis Island in search of a better life to the LGBTQ+ rights movement that increased after the Stonewall riots.
Its history is intricately woven into every street, so there’s almost no need to visit a museum, but there are plenty of free or cheap historical sites to keep you entertained, including the Jewish Museum, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and MoSex (not for kids).
Arts and Culture
When most people think of the New York City arts scene, they think of Broadway, but if you can’t get a ticket for Hamilton, there are plenty of unique cultural experiences to enjoy.You can spend a day in one of NYC’s many famous art museums, like the MOMA or the Guggenheim, catch a free concert in Central Park, or even get a seat at New York Fashion Week.
If you really want to see a musical, try one of the off-Broadway productions, where tickets are often cheaper and more readily available. Some of the biggest Broadway productions are often premiered in off-Broadway theatres first.
As you may already know, New York is one of the best cities in the world for innovative and unique foods. There’s a reason that two of the foods in the US, as mentioned in the above infographic, hail from NYC. With that in mind, let’s run down some of the best dishes that were born in the Big Apple.
- The Rainbow Bagel
- The Cronut
- Eggs Benedict
- Manhattan Clam Chowder
- Waldorf Salad
- Delmonico Steak
- Lobster Newberg
- Black and White Cookie
- Hot Dog
The only way to experience New York is to visit, so apply for your USA visa (companies like Application ESTA can help), buy some cheap plane tickets, and get out here. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and the city changes every day.
That about wraps up our look at New York City, so now we’d like to hear from you. Are you planning a trip? Do you have tips for those who are? Let us know all that and more in the comments section.