Every day thousands of tourists visit New York. It is a well known fact that New York is a business city: people move to this place in order to make a career. But at the same time it remains one of the most visited cities in the United States and in the world. Why? The main travel destinations for foreigners in NY are: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park etc.
The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor. The statue represents the goddess of liberty with a torch in her right hand and a tablet in her left hand. On the tablet you can see the date of the Declaration of Independence “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776). The copper statue is 46 meters high and was given to the United States by France on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Another famous landmark is Empire State Building. It is an office building, but the platform at the top of the building is also a popular tourist attraction. Its height from bottom to the 102nd floor is 381 meters. Including the broadcasting tower, which was added in the 1950s, the total height is 443.5 meters. Before the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the Empire State building was the second highest building in New York. The Freedom Tower, which is planned to be constructed on Ground Zero, will again be higher than the Empire State Building.
One of the most famous city parks and not only a popular oasis for New Yorkers, but also for tourists is Central Park. Not only it is the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year. Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year. One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.
The B-2 Tourist Visa allows you to travel to the United States for tourism purposes as a tourist visitor. For more information, order this information package to find out more information about how to apply for a B-2 Tourist Visa and the answer to several visa questions including how to access official visa application forms, application filing fees, passport requirements, general information, U.S. consulates and U.S. embassies contact information, and application information for a tourist visa.
The unique opportunity for students to visit New York is a student exchange program Work and Travel USA. The candidates should get a J-1 visa, which is designed specially for those who participate in exchange programs or educational programs. In order to know how to apply for this visa, please visit J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Visa.