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AAA Destination Guide: New York includes trip-planning information
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When visiting New York City, itâ€™s just not
enough to see whatâ€™s right in front of you. Look
up at the magnificent skyscrapers, serving as
cavernous monoliths holding all that pulsating
energy within. Wander over to Times Square
and be mesmerized by the blinking, flashing,
glittering billboards as they command your
eyes upward to take notice.
Look down from the heights of the Empire
State Building to gain a true sense of how the
Big Appleâ€™s slices meld togetherâ€”gaze toward Lower Manhattan, home
of colorful Little Italy, bustling Chinatown and funky SoHo; turn around
and glance toward Upper Manhattan, where Harlemâ€™s 1920s musical
renaissance electrified the country; and in the center of it all, glimpse the
rectangular forest of Central Park, playground for all cultures.
Look at the city from the outside in by taking a sightseeing boat tour.
Observe New Yorkers at labor and leisure milling about Chelsea Pier and
South Street Seaport, and experience from afar the quiet majesty of Wall
Streetâ€™s stone-and-steel towers. Surround yourself with a panorama like
no other as you cruise slowly past Ellis Island, with the glimmering
Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, to receive the ultimate reward: an
awesome, up-close encounter with Liberty Islandâ€™s graceful statue of the
Ride the elevator to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building
Poke around in the eclectic shops and galleries of
birds-eye view of the city. From the observation tower, you can see about
50 miles on a clear day.
Take in a show at the
Houston Street). While youâ€™re there, have lunch alfresco to people-watch
or have a cup of java in a quaint coffeehouse.
Broadway Theater District. If youâ€™re flexible, visit