Take a vaction to the Big Apple and you will start a love affair with this magnificent city that will lead you to return here many more times.
This destination is so huge and filled with so many amazing sites and sounds that it is simply impossible to see and enjoy everything that can be found in the fabulous vacation destination.
The sheer number of things to see and do here in this every changing vibrant destination ensures that many tourists return here year after year to get the fix of the Big Apple.In fact there is so much on offer here for the modern tourist that it is easier to break the choices up into bite sized pieces.
Attractions and Sightseeing.
The whole of the Big Apple is awash with stunning architecture and unbelievable constructions.
Just imagine, the Empire State Building, the World Trade Centre Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and theRockefeller Centerare all right here on your doorstep so good indepth planning of where you want to go and what you want to see are very important. These buildings and attractions are merely sratching the surface of what you can find in the Big Apple, there are simply too many sights to list here.
Hundreds of thousands of people flock here from across the globe to enjoy one of the world famous Broadway shows. The theatres here have seen legendary performers treading the boards for decades, so whilst you are here why not check out a Broadway show. At the moment there are some amazing performances for you to witness. Here are a few of the most popular shows that are being performed at the moment. The Lion King, Spider-Man, Evita, Chicago, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Book of Mormon, Once - The Musical and the Phantom of the Opera
Food and Dining Out
The Big Apple is renowned for the food that it has invented and spread across the world.
Join in the debate of who serves the best pizza or enjoy hot pretzels from a street vendor and marvel at their delicate construction and amazing taste.
The Big Apple is home to some of the best restaurants in the world but there is no need to spend a fortune. The high number of diners and eateries here has led to some fierce competition which has seen prices fall making the place far more affordable for the modern tourist.
The Top of the Rock
The Rockerfeller Plaza is now home to the recently opened Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The deck takes pride of place on the 67th, 69th and 70th of the Rockerfeller Plaza. From this observation position you will be treated to one of the most amazing views of what some call the most amazing city in the world, the Big Apple. If you are taking a vacation with a loved one why not enjoy the Top of the Rock during the evening and take in the glistening lights of the city as well as the millions of twinkling stars above?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For art lovers this is a must and will take up an entire day of your vacation here as there are simply thousands and thousands of pieces of art on display here, with some of them only housed here for a short period time, making them even more of a must see. One very valuable piece of advice for anyone planning to visit here is to ensure that you are wearing comfortable clothing and more importantly shoes.
Although everybody associated Times Square with New Years Eve if you are taking a vacation here ensure that you pay this location a visit. Aside from the amazing architecture, the amazing shopping opportunity and some of the best bars, cafes and restaurants in the area, this is the one place where you can sit back and really soak up the true atmosphere of this amazing destination.
The Carnegie Hall is one of the most prestigious concert hall venues in the whole of the United States of America. This enormous venue is home to some fantastic restaurants and there is a fascinating museum to explore which chronicles the numerous world famous singers and acts that have performed here over the decades.
Movie and film lovers love the Big Apple, you can find buildings and locations that have been used in many different Hollywood blockbusters throughout the city, but Central Park has been used as a backdrop for so many it seems silly not to take a relaxing stroll through here whilst taking a vacation.
Entry is free so why not consider hiring a bike and cycle through? There are numerous events which take place in the park every year with one of the most popular being the Central Park Film Festival where you can sit back and watch films on a giant screen in the beautiful splendour of the park.
Madame Tussauds Museum
Many of you may have visited the sister venue in London in the United Kingdom and the one here is very similar.
The only difference here is that there is a very American slant on things. The museum is very popular as it is one of the few places where you can expect to find superstars such as Madonna and Lady Gaga rubbing shoulders with the President of the United States of America and Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
If you are planning a visit here don´t foget to take your camera with you as you will get some photographs that really are a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Boats and Cruises
The Hudson river ploughs straight through the heart of the Big Apple. Taking a cruise or a boat trip along it will not only give you a completely different perspective on the city and the architecture that it contains, but it will also give you an opportunity to escape from some of the hustle and bustle for a few hours.
Boat trips and cruises can take you to the Empire State building, the island of Alcatraz and of course the world famous Manhattan. For those of you who are simply looking for a cheap and hassle free way of navigating around the place you can use the water taxis that provide you with a cheap walk on walk off service that will quickly and easily take you from one side of the river without the hassle of traffic jams or traffic lights.