Be a Tourist in Your Own City – Exploring NYC’s Landmarks

NEW YORK - OCT 09:I LOVE NY signs for sale on Oct 09 2009.It's based on advertising campaign used since 1977 to promote tourism in New York City and later to promote New York State as well.

When you’re used to the everyday hustle and bustle of living in the city, sometimes it’s easy to forget that we live in one of the biggest, most-revered cities in the world. Some people only dream about one day visiting the streets of New York. Every now and then, it’s nice to take the time and appreciate the rich history that New York City has to offer; and what better way is there to take in this history than to visit and experience these landmarks yourself.

 

The State of Liberty and Ellis Island

Though these quintessential New York City landmarks are on every tourists list, it’s rare that a native New Yorker takes the time to visit these historical places that make up the city’s identity. Visiting both of these sites may be easier than you think, as tours and ferry rides are available to purchase as a package. Through Statue of Liberty tours, you’ll depart Manhattan from Battery Park and head over to the State of Liberty to explore the island and to see this monument up close in person. Following this visit, you’ll head over to Ellis Island where you can explore the Immigration Museum and learn more about the immigration boom that took place in the late 1800s and the early 1900s.

 

The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, currently the ninth tallest building in the world standing at 1454 feet tall, is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, as a key piece of the New York City skyline. Learn more about this building that was completed during the Great Depression in 1931 by visiting the art-deco lobby and historical exhibits. Take the elevator to the top to see a spectacular view of the city from the 102nd floor observatory.

 

If you want to tap into your tourist side even further, check out New York Landmark’s list of must-see places in New York, which include some hidden gems, as well as some of the iconic landmarks of the city.

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