Have you been searching near and far for a travel destination that will immerse you in the culture of a far away land and leave you in awe of the differences and similarities to your own? Look no further than New York City! The 5 boroughs of awesomeness will stimulate your senses and allow you to embrace a new culture multiple times a day; without spending a small fortune on language courses.
Transporting yourself in New York is an adventure in itself. With so many options in mass transit there is no need to rent a car. Taxi cabs are abundant and each one manned with a cabi indubitably with a memorable personality. There are pedicabs and bicycle rentals and if you prefer, many mass transit options.
The Metro Card is valid on the rapid transit systems, buses, and the Roosevelt Island Tramway. With just a swipe you can be whisked away by the New York City Subway system and transported to any one of the colorful neighborhoods that make New York the melting pot it is today.
A labyrinth of tunnels, bridges, and amazing architecture will have you feeling like you’ve ventured to a far away land and give you a glimpse of the metamorphosis this city has been through to make it what it is today.
In an afternoon you can dabble in the all American clichés; visit the Empire State Building and Times Square. You can hop a ferry over to Ellis Island where it all started with nothing but an Iron Maiden known as the Statue of Liberty beaconing to new immigrants. A plethora of museums and art shows are awaiting your viewing pleasure. There are zoos and scenic skylines; be wowed by the rush and bustle of people on the sidewalks. Don’t forget about the original Coney Island amusement park. Take in a little shopping, window or otherwise, and end the day rooting for the home team at Yankee Stadium.
If it’s cultural enrichment you’re after; take your Metro Card and swipe your way to and from every “little” you can imagine. New York is full of diversity and it is expressed in all the “little cities” within the Big Apple. A quick scan of the internet will leave you with more ethnic destinations than you could ever imagine.
If striking out on your own in the big city isn’t your bag; there are plenty of tours to guide you through the main attractions. You can travel in the safety of a group and still get the thrill of haggling with a street vendor and you may be surprised at the little known spots that the local tour guides can enlighten you to.
All in all New York City is a strange and wonderful travel destination. Young and Old, Rich and Poor; there is a full spectrum of delight waiting to be explored. Bring your sense of adventure and this will definitely be a trip to remember.
One of the great things about traveling to New York City is that there are thousands of places to stay either in or around the city. This gives the smart traveler the choices needed to find the perfect hotel at the perfect cost in the perfect location. Check out some of your options below: