#5 best destination in the world

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • #1 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Largest art museum in the United States
  • Second most visited art museum in the world
  • Contains over 2 million works in 17 departments
  • The collection includes art, architecture and artifacts from Medieval Europe
  • The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity, and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and American and modern art
  • The museum also has holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art
  • Founded in 1870

 

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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  • Commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed 6
  • Former location of the Twin Towers which were destroyed during the attacks
  • #6 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Funded by a non-profit institution
  • The design competition winner
  • Opened in 2014

 

Statue of Liberty

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  • Colossal neoclassical sculpture made of copper built in 1886
  • Offered as a gift from the people of France to the United States
  • Figure is of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess
  • In her left hand is a tablua ansata with the date of July 4, 1775, the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and broken chain lies at her feet
  • An icon of freedom and the Unites States, which was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from around the world
  • Due to lack of funds, the statue was almost not built
  • Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World, started a drive for donations to finish the project and attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of which gave less than a dollar
  • Public access to the balcony around the torch has been barred for safety since 1916
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Central Park

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  • Urban park the comprises 843 acres
  • Most visited urban park in the United States
  • One of the most filmed locations in the world
  • Opened in 1858

 

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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  • Built to resemble the deck of an ocean liner
  • Offers a bird’s eye view of the city, including the Empire State Building
  • Often considered the best panoramic city view

 

St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Manhattan)

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  • Neo-Gothic style Roman Catholic cathedral church
  • Seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church
  • Considered one of the most visible symbols of Roman Catholicism in the United States

 

Broadway (Manhattan)

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  • Road known as the heart of the American theater industry

 


 

Costs

all flights $375

food $60/day x 11 days = $660

hotel $98/day x 8 days = $784

tickets (all attractions) $392

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,211