You ask Manhattan as tourist destination? We say, why not! Does vacation and holiday means only beaches, resorts, meadows and hills? Obviously not, especially when you have children or senior citizens in your entourage! If you are planning a vacation any time soon, give Manhattan a try. There are several reasons to do so and take my word that you will not regret your decision. Wondering what is so touristic about Manhattan? Read on to know for yourself.
Manhattan is the ultimate urban tourist destination. From tallest skyscrapers to most elite neighborhoods, huge green patch right in the middle of the city to historic buildings – Manhattan has everything to entertain its keen visitors. It is not just the commercial capital of the country, it is way beyond that. Exploring Manhattan is an experience in itself. Upper East side, Lower Manhattan, Upper West side and central Manhattan are the areas to be explored but main tourist destinations are scattered all over Manhattan. Best part of holidaying in Manhattan is that you will get a taste of everything you look for in a holiday destination plus the added advantages of the most urban facilities.
For example, what would you do in a serene picturesque countryside if your young one suddenly starts crying in the midnight of bad tooth ache? That is a disastrous proposition. You will not have the knowledge of nearest dental clinic, pharmacy or even the promptest taxi service. On the contrary, when in Manhattan you will never be too far from any kind of healthcare services.
What to See in Manhattan
Think New York City, think Manhattan. Though Manhattan is one of the five boroughs in which New York City has been divided into. The most prominent parts of the city lie in the Manhattan borough. So New York City have become almost synonymous with Manhattan atleast from point of view of tourists. The mascot of US – the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Times Square, Central Park, Wall Street, much acclaimed 5th Avenue – think of any place which is associated with New York City is located in Manhattan. It has something to offer for everyone. Kids can enjoy the museums and amusement parks while for grownups, Broadway which lies in both Manhattan and Bronx boroughs, is a perfect getaway. For young travelers, night life is something to vouch for. World travelers who have been to all the major cities of the world revel at the night life of this place. Curious visitors can also go to Upper East side of Manhattan, the neighborhood which proudly houses dignitaries like Roosevelt, Rockefeller, Whitney and so on.
Best Time to Visit
For a pleasant stay and trip, you should plan your vacation in between April to June. From September to first week of November is also fine. Around this time, weather is mild and rush of the tourists is lesser. Besides, spring blooms as well as fall colors make Manhattan a beautiful sight. But if you think you can manage in the overcrowded and freezing city, plan the trip in Christmas through New Year’s Eve. Tallest Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center or Ball Drop in Times Square on 31st night are two events you should never miss.