The Five Boroughs of New York City: Manhattan
Itís common knowledge that New York has boroughs - Queens, for example, used to be featured in a TV show; but Manhattan? Thatís Wall Street and the site of the World Trade Center; thatís the Met Opera House and Central Park - that is New York City.
Manhattan is bordered on the north by the Bronx and Brooklyn, and Queens to the south. It also shares a border with New Jersey via the Hudson River. Manhattan is home to some of the highest-priced real estate in the world, so owning a vacation home here is out of the question for most people. You can, however, snag a vacation rental here; vacation rental homes are often great alternatives to a hotel, and they can give you a sense of what it really might be like to live in the Big Apple.
So what can you do in Manhattan? More than this page can recount. Hereís a quick list of the highlights:
Battery Park and Battery & Clinton National Monument
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Art Museum
Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, Broadway, and Off-Broadway Theatres
The September 11 memorial on the site of the former Twin Towers
Visit iconic neighborhoods, such as Little Italy
Watch the Knicks or Rangers play (or watch a concert) at Madison Square Gardens