Over 60 million tourists visited the largest American city of New York last year, notify the authorities of the metropolis, and TASS quoted by BTA. This is the largest number of visitors to the city since records began such statistics.
Administration of New York indicate that the annual number of visitors increased by several million already the sixth consecutive year. Moreover, nearly 20 percent of the visitors are foreigners. Most foreign tourists were from Britain, Brazil, Canada and China.
The number of tourists has not even influenced by concerns about security and the ability to commit terrorist attacks.
According to local authorities the security measures in the city last year were strengthened.
Some of the places to visit in the city are the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Central Park, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Various museums are also present in the city. New York tours give the visitors a chance to see various attractions and landmarks in the city. Different types of tours are offered by various tourist agencies engaged in this field, however, there are many attractions that are part of all these tours. The Empire state building, which is a 102-story skyscraper offers a view of the entire city from its top. No tour to New York can be completed without visiting the Statue of Liberty which is a symbol of international friendship as it was a gift from France to the United States. The Rockefeller Center, is popular for Christmas tree and Ice skating while Grand Central terminal is famous because it is a huge transportation hub. American Museum of Natural History brings to life the past of America.