What Information Do You Typically Find on a New York Tourist Map?


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Although they have different focuses and vary in detail, many New York State and New York City maps feature major tourist attractions. State tourist maps list major state highways, lakes, parks and historic sites. Specialized tourist maps also exist, such as the "Guide to Aviation Attractions in New York."

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What Information Do You Typically Find on a New York Tourist Map?
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In addition to major tourist attractions, many New York City tourist maps feature important city streets, parks, and sometimes names and outlines of the different city districts. Tourist attractions that many tourist maps display include the World Trade Center site, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and Greenwich Village. Transportation maps show major bus or subway stops and lines in the city. As with New York State, there are also specialized city maps. For example, tourists are able to obtain food maps that highlight major restaurants within the city.

More extensive city maps capture some of the other neighboring boroughs such as Staten Island, Queens or the Bronx. Some of these list the means of transportation to the other boroughs via subway, train, bus or ferry. As these maps do not usually differentiate between free and priced transportation, the tourist needs to consult the various transportation agencies ahead of time to verify price, tickets and procedures.

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