The city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. Whatever you call it, NYC has almost as many names as it has sights. The Empire State Building offers views of Manhattan all the way down to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Modern musical theater was invented here on Broadway, the street that gave the genre its name, while nearby Times Square is the most-visited tourist destination in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum border Central Park, where bike riding and open-air theater might pique your interest.
Recently, Brooklyn has earned worldwide notoriety for its hip cafes, restaurants, and music scene. Downtown, One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial rise from the site of the former World Trade Center buildings.