What Appeal Does the Big Apple Have for Visitors?

by | Jan 7, 2021 | Entertainment




New York City, the Big Apple. Few places on earth can compare, and for good reason. As a visitor to the city that never sleeps, there are at least a million reasons why New York is so much larger than life. John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the iconic New York subway system itself. 


But New York is so much bigger than all of that. It’s a cultural melting pot where millions of people coexist, albeit with minimal interaction. True to form, NYC is packed to capacity with folks from everywhere. Most of them will barely glance one another’s way, but all this activity creates a great big haven of excitement. In New York, you can find anything and everything your heart desires. From the amazing appeal of the skyscrapers towering into the heavens to street parades and carnivals stretching across multiple city blocks, and the New York City Marathon for sports enthusiasts.


Like Visiting Las Vegas for the First Time – Only Better! 


Yet, this isn’t the real deal appeal of New York City for visitors. There is so much more to enjoy about the city, and most of it is the idea of what New York City represents to visitors. As a youngster growing up abroad, I was sold on New York City long before I ever got there. The world-famous yellow cabs – there are thousands and thousands of them in NYC – are a veritable New York institution. This is the place where Broadway reigns supreme – the biggest and brightest stars that grace Hollywood studios often got their shot at fame and stardom right here in the Big Apple. 


These guys and girls took the selfsame subway trains to and fro, from Grand Central Station to destinations across the city. To understand New York and its people, one has to be acutely attuned to the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of the city. The New York Mets, the New York Yankees, and those oh-so incredible New York hotdog. There is so much to enjoy in the city that never sleeps – one doesn’t even know where to quite begin. It’s like the overwhelming feeling you get when you first walk into a luxurious and resplendent casino – you might imagine something as grand as www.casino.com, but in New York, you are an actual part of the landscape – not just a visitor. Your very presence is what makes New York City rock!


A Wonderland of Adventures in New York 


 As a foreigner in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Staten Island, words cannot do justice to the feeling you get when you claimed yourself in this new milieu. This wonderland of new adventures and experiences is a marvel to behold. The promise of America is truly larger-than-life. Believe it or not, the vast majority of visitors to the New World automatically associate New York City with everything that they have ever imagined. Big dreams, a better life, and freedom are sacrosanct. One cannot help but relish the opportunities that await in the US, starting with the amazing experiences of Frank Sinatra’s favorite place to perform. 


Quoting old blue eyes, himself:

” I wanna wake up, in a city that doesn’t sleep
And find I’m king of the hill
Top of the heap

These little town blues
Are melting away
I’ll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you, New York, New York

New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps
And find I’m a number one, top of the list
King of the hill, a number one

These little town blues are melting away
I’m gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York…”


That, dear friends, pretty much sums up some of the reasons why New York has such incredible appeal for visitors from near and far!

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