Exploring New York: The New York Travel Guide

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When it comes to New York, the sightseeing options are endless. There is a little taste of something in its neighborhoods to please everyone, from the famous New York delis to the Statue of Liberty.

The Bronx
Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx and hosts locals and visitors from all over to see the Yankees play, or their favorite baseball team play the Yankees. The original stadium opened in 1923, and the last baseball game was played there in 1973. After its new stadium opened, the team played there until 2008. The current stadium, located across the street, opened in 2009.

The Bronx Zoo has been fascinating visitors since 1899. The zoo is spread out over 250 acres and is classified as a wildlife reservation. With over 650 species and 4,000 animals, everyone is bound to find their favorite animal.

The New York Botanical Garden is something to see for flower lovers. The garden is a National Historic Landmark and is often ranked as one of the greatest gardens in the world.

The sports enthusiast can take in a Brooklyn Nets basketball game or a New York Islanders hockey game at Barclays Center, located in downtown Brooklyn. The venue also hosts concerts and other performances.

The famous Brooklyn Bridge spans a little over a mile and connects Brooklyn to Manhattan over the East River. The bridge was the first steel wire suspension bridge in the world and opened in May 1883. It is an iconic place for tourists to take a walk, jog or ride across the bridge and take photos of the lower Manhattan skyline.

A tourist can't travel to New York without visiting Central Park. Roaming the 843-acre park and discovering all of its hidden treasures can take at least an entire day. Travelers can experience a horse-drawn carriage ride, several fountains, gardens, water, 36 bridges, playgrounds and other attractions.

Going to the top of the Empire State Building puts visitors over 1,000 feet above the city. Guided tours are available all day and into the night. It is the second tallest building in New York, with the tallest being the One World Trade Center building.

Visitors can pay tribute to the tragic loss America suffered on Sept. 11, 2001, at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Two reflecting pools and a bronze wall with all of the victims' names inscribed now take the place of where the two buildings once stood.

A visit to The Statue of Liberty puts tourists in the patriotic mood. The ferry is located in Battery Park for those that want to get up close and personal. The statue can also be seen from Battery Park or the High Line, a park on the west side of Manhattan.

Staten Island

A free Staten Island ferry ride will land you at Historic Richmond Town. This slice of history features an original town and farming museum with artifacts dating back as far as the 1600s.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden features 83 acres of exploring. Art exhibits, a culture center and beautiful gardens make this a place that has something for just about everyone.

The entire city of New York, including the fifth borough of Queens, is rich in the arts, history, food, culture and maritime heritage.