Sights of a New York City Tour by aihaozhe2

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									For a plethora of urban delights, a New York City Tour is for you. This large city is
jam-packed with tons of historical buildings and living, breathing culture. From inner
city state parks to high-class art galleries and shows, a tour of New York City can
show you things you've never seen before.

Times Square

One of the most popular attractions on any New York City tour is Times Square,
originally named after the New York Times, which had moved there in 1924.
Frequently seen in movie scenes, this neon-lit tourist attraction and city center is in
the heart of the Theatre District. Hotels, commercial businesses and towering office
buildings now populate a lot of space in Times Square with Disney and Conde Nast
being two of the more renowned businesses. If your New York City tour happens to
take place during the New Year celebration, be sure to join the crowd gathered in this
bustling square as they frolic the night away in a gigantic street party topped off with
watching the ball drop atop Times Tower.

Central Park

This beautiful park is a second favorite for New York City tours and is conveniently
located right in the heart of Manhattan, stretching from Midtown to Harlem. Created
in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux this rolling oasis of pastures
and gardens provides a gentle resting spot to relax in with an afternoon walk. There's
a chance love could peek in on your tour of New York City as you gaze into the
Bethseda Fountain on Bethseda Terrace. Heading north you'll find the marvelous
mystery that is Belvedere Castle or you could stop by the nearby Delacorte Theater
and catch some of the summer plays. A delightful little zoo is available to children of
all ages, and a restored carousel is sure to pique the fancy of any light-hearted soul.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

For the culturally minded New York City tour go-er, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
is sure to spark your interest. Any visitor to New York should spend at least a couple
hours wandering the halls of this vast and culturally diverse museum. Having more
than 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space it houses European paintings by
Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, and Vermeer as well as an Egyptian Gallery that is
unmatched. Asian artwork, photography, armory, and sculpture also abound in this
magnificent museum built in 1895 by Richard Morris Hunt. Should you be touring
New York City during the warmer months, be sure to see the open-air roof garden
where modern-day sculptures are displayed.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Architecturally astounding, this massive cathedral located across from Rockerfeller
Center on Fifth Avenue is the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States, making it
another popular New York City tour stop. With a seating capacity of 2,500, several
altars and stained glass windows, 330-foot towering spires, and an enormous pipe
organ it's no wonder many New Yorkers duck in for a moment of peace in the
otherwise hectic daily life of the city. Services are held all through the day and can
likely accommodate even the busiest of New York City tour schedules. All of these
sites and so far the most well-known of attractions remain unseen, it truly is a
spectacular place to visit at any time of year.

								
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