The City of Dreamers and Believers
Welcome to the Big Apple! The term “melting pot’ was originally coined in New York because of the diversity of people that live in the city’s densely concentrated neighborhoods. Eight hundred languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
New York has an electric energy unlike anywhere else you’ll experience. The streets are bustling with activity at all hours of the day. When dusk ascends upon the city and the iconic skyline lights up, it’s a sight that will take your breathe away. New York is neatly laid out on a grid, so getting to where you need to be on the subway is effortless.
You’ll want to make sure to include all of the top attractions on your to-do list. New York can be an expensive city, but if done right, you can enjoy everything the city has to offer on a budget. Take the Staten Ferry for free to view the Statue of Liberty and go to the world-class museums on their free admission days. With an urban, outdoor playground right outside your doorstep, explore all 843 acres of Central Park on foot or by bike. Music talent is discovered in New York, so find your groove at local, free shows around town. You can’t call yourself a true New Yorker until you’ve enjoyed a slice of authentic New York pizza.
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Fun Things to Do
- Find the best things to do in New York for free
- Explore this free guide of things to do in New York
- Visit the Strawberry Fields mosaic remembering John Lennon in Central Park
- Take a free guided tour of the famous New York Public Library
- Ride the Staten Island Ferry for free to see the Statue of Liberty
- Visit New York museums on free admission days
- Pay tribute to the men, women and children that lost their lives at the 9/11 Memorial
- Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to see another angle of the city