Tourist Attractions in NYC

New York, New York, the city so nice, we’re writing about its tourist attractions twice! There are so many iconic sights to see in

the city that one post about its famous tourist spots would simply not suffice! Here is our second installment of Tourist

Attractions in NYC.

The Statue of Liberty
In a city of museums, parks and cultural centers, New Yorkers are no strangers to statues. But out of all of the statues in the

city, and probably in the country, Lady Liberty takes the cake. If you’re looking for a great view, catch a ride on a Seastreak

sightseeing cruise. She happens to stand right next to the second tourist attraction on the list!

Ellis Island
America could not be the melting pot it is today without Ellis Island. This historic site acted as a gateway to a new life for

many of the immigrants which Americans have descended from. Find out more about the immigrant way of life at the Ellis Island

Museum.

Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are due to reopen in early July.

Times Square
Walking into Times Square with its 50ft flashing signs and abundant foot traffic, is like walking into the future. The giant

commercial hub that intersects 7th and Broadway is also home to the famous glittering ball which drops every New Year.

5th Avenue
If you like to shop, then 5th Avenue is the place for you. From Armani to Versace, this street is lined with some of the most

prestigious stores in the world. If the items prove to be a little too rich for your blood, take a stroll during the holiday

season. 5th Avenue boasts some of the most magnificent window displays in New York.

If you’re looking for a relaxing way into the city to see all of the sights, take Seastreak into the city. Our comfortable seats

have plenty of legroom, and bag room if you decide to do a little shopping on 5th Avenue!

Las Vegas, New Orleans top lists of U.S. attractions

History and culture are all fine and good, but when it comes to America’s most popular tourist attractions, nothing compares to

good old-fashioned debauchery.

That’s what two recent surveys from trip-review leader TripAdvisor and online travel agency Priceline reveal as consumers prepare

for their summer travel season.

Las Vegas’ Bellagio fountains topped TripAdvisor’s annual “Travelers Choice Attractions” list of U.S. landmarks, beating out

Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park, Hawaii’s USS Arizona Memorial and New York’s Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Globally, Peru’s Machu Picchu was listed as the top landmark, followed by Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, India’s Taj Mahal and Jordan’s

Petra World Heritage Site.

Meanwhile, Priceline, the world’s largest OTA, found that good times and patriotism run hand in hand, as New Orleans’ French

Quarter was listed as the most popular destination for the Fourth of July. The Quarter was followed in the Priceline survey up by

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Manhattan’s Midtown West (Times Square) district, San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and, of course, the

Las Vegas Strip.