America’s largest city is also its most diverse. This financial center is home to hundreds of different immigrant communities contributing to a cosmopolitan vibe that suggests anything is possible when it comes to fun and culture in the Big Apple.
Insider’s tip: In a city where few things are cheap, enjoy a bargain lover’s view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty by riding the Staten Island Ferry, a public system that is free for riders on foot.
Fun things to do:
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, located in an actual tenement, is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the history of the immigrant experience on New York City’s Lower East Side.
Get an insider’s perspective (free of charge!) through a Big Apple Greeter program. Since its start in 1992, Big Apple Greeter has welcomed more than 75,000 visitors, with visits conducted in 22 languages.
When you’re done visiting Riverside, enjoy the view from Top of the Rock observation deck, part of the Rockefeller Center complex.