New York City - there's no place quite like it. Even if you think you know New York City well-the world-class museums, amazing food and unforgettable views-there's always something new and exciting to discover. Thrilling shows, fabulous shopping, and first-rate sports draw visitors from around the globe to the world's entertainment capital.
With awesome architecture and parks, New York was rated #1 of America's most beautiful cities by Budget Travel. Take in its grandeur from observation decks at icons like the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, or on a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge or Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
The new One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, was just named world's best new attraction by Telegraph Travel UK. A 60-second elevator ride whisks you to the Observatory at the top. Surrounded by panoramic views, it feels like you can see forever!
From Broadway to the Bronx Zoo, the five boroughs have something for everyone. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the Nets NBA team and NY Islanders hockey, presents top stars like Selina Gomez and Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas. Nearby tour the famous Brooklyn Brewery.
Catch a game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, or cheer the Mets at Citi Field in Queens. Take a selfie with the Statue of Liberty on a free ride aboard the Staten Island Ferry, and then visit the art galleries and gardens of Staten Island's Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
Over 20,000 restaurants, food stands and festivals offer delicious diversity. The new UrbanSpace Vanderbilt food hall near Grand Central Terminal has 20 restaurants and vendors of artisanal baked goods, comfort food and specialty coffees. Savor Singapore-style street food in the West Village, celebrity-chef hotspots like Tom Colicchio's casual Craftbar, and Lombardi's - America's first pizzeria. Unique shopping spots range from the Diamond District and Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue, to Century 21 with great designer discounts and Hammacher Schlemmer,world-famous innovators offering the unexpected for 168 years!
For the latest NYC news and information, visit: www.nycgo.com.
NYC Family Ambassador: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
As part of a yearlong campaign, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will highlight New York City as a family-friendly destination. Families visiting NYC during the summer can take advantage of seasonal events including SummerStage Kids, Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks, the US Open Tennis Championships and more. In addition, free and low-cost outdoor activities in NYC's parks, along NYC's waterfronts and beyond add to the attractiveness of visiting NYC during the summer. For kid-friendly NYC travel materials, guides and itineraries, visit nycgo.com/family.