New York, located on the east coast of the United States, is the world's largest economic center. The city is home to many famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as Wall Street and Rockefeller Center. The exquisite display windows of Fifth Avenue always guide the trends of the next season. Located within the heart of the city, Central Park offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. When compared with other cities around the world, New York has a relatively short history, but here, music, culture, and the arts have flourished. When people think of New York the first thing that pops into their minds might be skyscrapers such as the famous Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, the landmark Flatiron and Woolworth Buildings. But in addition to these towering buildings, there are many also unique buildings within the city, such as the United Nations headquarters that resembles a matchbox, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Guggenheim Museum with a spiral structure, and so on. These buildings have become landmarks in New York and leave deep impressions on visitors.
New York is not only a leading city in economics, but also in culture. The city is the home of Broadway shows, which are famous worldwide and the city’s museums hold countless treasures from all around the world. It is also home to various ethnic groups, and the places where they are concentrated, such as Chinatown, Koreatown, and Little Italy, are also popular destinations for tourists. People from all over the world live here, making New York a very diverse city. New York has a huge influence on the world, whether it’s politics, economics, or fashion. The world's only international territory, the United Nations Headquarters, is also located here. Wall Street, known as the financial center of the US, attracts visitors from all over the world.
The boroughs of New York include Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Tourists usually choose to stay in Manhattan because most of the famous attractions are located there. Some visitors may choose to ascend the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center for amazing panoramic views of Manhattan. In addition to the skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty on the Hudson River is also a landmark in New York. Visitors can take a boat to the island to visit the Statue of Liberty and overlook the Brooklyn Bridge. Other well-known attractions include Fifth Avenue and Times Square, one of the busiest areas in the city. There, countless billboards display the latest information and fashion trends from all over the world, and on the streets, tourists can be heard speaking languages from all around the world. Fifth Avenue is usually crowded no matter what time of day you visit, but the windows of the luxury shops there are not to be missed.
New York is not only a busy city, there are also places to go for quiet and leisure. Greenwich Village, located 10 minutes away from the Midtown skyscrapers, feels almost like another world. Its quiet streets, secluded courtyards, tree-lined parks, and red-brick villas all provide an area suitable for taking walks.
Whether you visit in the spring, summer, or autumn, sunny days are a great chance to have a picnic on the grass or fly a kite in Central Park. Events are often held within the park and there’s always something to see. The spring and early summer from April to July is the best time to visit. In the summer, during August and September, highs are around 30°C and there are occasional showers in the afternoon. The autumn temperatures in October are relatively cool, comfortable, and very suitable for travel. After the city enters winter in November, it begins to get relatively cold. There are often snowstorms from the period between Christmas and New Year.
In terms of accommodation, there are tons of New York hotels to choose from. Manhattan is the main tourist area and home to many attractions, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities. For this reason, most tourists will choose to stay here. For those looking for other types of accommodations, hotel prices in Brooklyn and Queens are lower, but they are a bit far from the main attractions. It should be noted that Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms in New York requires an additional fee.