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    Tourism in New York City
    In 2008, New York City boasted more than 47 million visitors. It's no wonder that so many tourists spend their vacation time in New York. There's just so much to explore, both outdoors and indoors. Discover the history and hidden jewels of Manhattan.

    Guided Walking Tours

    To experience the heart of New York City, consider a walking tour through some of the most aesthetically appealing and historically significant spots. Visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, which houses a collection of artifacts related to this fateful day.


    Whether your passion is wildlife, naval history, the arts or dinosaurs, New York museums are must-sees. The world-renowned American Museum of Natural History has guided tours for visitors who want an in-depth understanding of the exhibits.

    Stunning Views

    Open to the public, the top floors of Rockefeller Plaza and the Empire State Building thrill the young at heart with stunning views of Manhattan. Share a romantic evening, delectable cuisine and great service aboard the famous World Yacht Cruise while enjoying the lights of the city.

    Broadway Lights

    No trip to New York City would be complete without applauding the longest-running Broadway production, "The Phantom of the Opera." After the show, a leisurely Hansome Cab ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park is the perfect ending to an enchanting evening.

    Gothic Architecture

    The Riverside Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral have their own historical narratives and are worth visiting to review their stunning Gothic architecture. The cathedrals showcase holiday organ and choir concerts during the Christmas and Easter seasons.

    Exciting Nightlife

    Go to Madison Square Garden to watch a Rangers game, or through January 3, 2010, catch Cirque de Soleil. Listen to the internationally renowned Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on Monday nights at the Village Vanguard after enjoying a chargrilled steak al fresco at the Garage Restaurant & Cafe.

    Article Written By Cheryl Waters Likins

    Cheryl Waters Likins is a writer, educator, and pianist. Likins obtained her master's degree from Seton Hall University and Bachelor of Science degree from Upsala College. She completed doctoral-level studies in biomedicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has been a freelance writer since 2007. Likins' work appears online at (Italy), GolfLink, Answerbag, Trails, eHow, and Associated Content.

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