There are literally thousands of things to do in the Big Apple, including taking a trip to the ever popular Statue of Liberty, riding the Staten Island Ferry, or visiting Times Square, Broadway and the Empire State building, to name a few.
The biggest new attraction in New York this year is the new World Trade Center, complete with a 408-ft steel spire on top of the building that was erected this spring. The building, which stands a symbolic 1,776 feet tall, is also a symbol of both the city and our nation's stance against terrorism. It can be seen from many different vantage points, but the Port Authority recommends making a trip down to the financial district and doing a tour of the 16 acre site
to get the full effect. While in the area, you can also visit the 9-11 Memorial
Other things to do in NYC include going on one of the many neighborhood, cultural or gangster tours of the city. Irene Levine, travel blogger at MoreTimetoTravel
, suggests going site seeing on one of the new Citi Bikes a new bike share program that has placed 6,000 bikes at more than 300 stations throughout the city. The bikes are primarily used by residents as an alternative to other public transit, but at $10 for a 24-hour pass or $25 for a 7-day pass (with an unlimited number of 30 minute trips), they allow visitors a healthy and fun way to explore parts of the city, 30 minutes at a time.