The second most-visited tourist attraction in America and the most-visited urban park in America can be found in the Big Apple’s core, Central Park, which receives over 40 million annual visitors. These 843 acres take up 6 percent of Manhattan’s total acreage, the size of roughly 16 billion New York apartments. It opened in 1857 and has become famous for being a spacious green escape from all of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, offering lawns, paths, gardens, a family-friendly zoo and picturesque lakes, which were designed for a nice afternoon stroll, a bike ride, skating, rowing a boat and taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Consider digging a little deeper into the park’s history by taking a free guided tour from Central Park Conservancy Guided Tours.
The most-visited tourist attraction in the world receives over 40 million annual visitors each year, with approximately 300,000 visitors each day. From star-studded Broadway shows to world famous stores and restaurants, “The Crossroads of the World” is the hottest place in town. Be sure to check out these live cameras from Times Square. As with the 20 Things You […]
The Amateur Traveler Podcast has been downloaded over six million times and featured in National Geographic, Men’s Journal, and Best Life Magazine. Chris is a co-host of This Week In Travel and he has worked with Bill Gates and served as the Director of Engineering at TripAdvisor…
This 50-foot statue of Lady Liberty’s Inner M is located at the M&M’s World in NYC. The largest “realistic” US replica of The Statue of Liberty is the 36-foot-tall one in Liberty Park in Birmingham, Alabama, at 1/5 the size of the original. Even taller are the 39 and 37 ft 9 in. replicas in Paris. Hundreds more can […]
With summer finally coming to an end and Fall and Winter kicking into full gear, what better time to start thinking ahead and daydreaming once again for next summer. But of course, while the nations supply of indoor water parks continues to grow and more and more heated pools are being built, swimming has really […]
Today it is my great pleasure to interview Dave and Deb from ThePlanetD.com. In 2008 they signed up for the Tour d’Afrique, which is the world’s longest cycling race, and they have been hooked on turning their travels into a career ever since. They have visited all seven continents and been to over 80 countries. They […]
Today I would like to share a few facts about me and my life. Hopefully you will know more about the real me after reading this post. So here we go: 1. It all began in my early teens. I finally managed to launch my dream site at age 16. I’ll be the first to tell […]