New York City: the concrete jungle where dreams are realized. The Big Apple, whose reputation precedes itself with its image in entertainment, media and pop culture, has enthralled many people with its bright lights, gargantuan skyscrapers, exciting bridges, diverse communities, and energetic pulse for years. It is a city that never sleeps, so it’s not surprising that many people are drawn to this incredible city. If you feel its magnetic pull, then don’t disregard it. Why wait? Right now could be the best time to visit NYC. Here are a few good reasons why you should visit it now rather than later.
You’ll Put It Off Forever
If you continue waiting for the perfect time to visit New York City, then you will probably wait forever and never get the chance to visit. No time is ever truly perfect, and something always crops up in life. If going to NYC has always been on your bucket list, then book that flight. It is high time to pack up your bags and make your dreams a reality because you deserve the treat for working hard. You only have one life to live, and you owe it to yourself to live it to the fullest. Take your cues from that popular song: so please start spreading the news, you’re leaving today because you’re gonna be a part of it, New York, New York.
Experience What a Melting Pot Feels Like
NYC is a melting pot of many cultures. You can find the unique contributions of Chinese, Filipinos, Indians, Russians, Swedes, Danes, and many more communities, living together harmoniously. The population density of this city is quite intense, yet people from diverse backgrounds living in this city enjoy the mosaic of New York. There are many nationalities that work together in numerous multinational companies that can be found in the financial district. Moreover, there are many restaurants, ranging from small hole-in-the-wall cafes to upscale fine dining, that offer various types of cuisines and delicacies to tempt your palate.
You’ll See the Greatest Shows on Earth
When you think of New York, you can’t help but think of entertainment. This is home to many fabulous theater productions, some of which have made it (or will make it soon) to the silver screen, including The Sound of Music, Mama Mia, Cats, Les Miserables, and Wicked. In the same token, some popular movies like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin have made it to the stage. New York is indeed all about entertainment, and the best place to find it is right in the heart of Broadway.
It’s Safer Than You Think
Many people who come to NYC from rural or suburban areas may feel afraid to step foot in such a highly urbanized city. They are not used to the fast pace and the frenetic energy that comes from a throng of people walking the sidewalks, yellow cabs zooming by at warp speed, cramped subway cars, street food yelling on the street that make up the overall buzz of New York City. NYC is exciting, but also safe. The majority of New York crimes are at a 25-year low. Nevertheless, be alert, be on guard, be sure to zip your bag closed and be aware of your surroundings. You will be secure while touring this busy town with these simple, common-sense safety practices.
You Will See Iconic Landmarks
You will never run out of things to do in New York City. It has five boroughs to explore from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island to the world-renowned Manhattan. The latter is where you will find many of the city’s top attractions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can visit iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building, the Flatiron, the Stock Exchange, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, One World Trade Center and more. There are also famous areas like Central Park, Wall St., Fifth Ave, Broadway and the bustling Times Square to explore. There are museums, shopping centers, parks and much more to do in this bustling town that is like no other.
These are just a few reasons to embrace the magic of New York City. It’s easier than you think to make your plans for an incredible NYC vacation. So pack your bags and make your way over to NYC so you can start an amazing adventure!
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