Statue of Liberty - The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.
- There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds
- The exterior copper covering of the Statue of Liberty is 3/32 of an inch thick (less than the thickness of two pennies) and the light green color (called a patina) is the result of natural weathering of the copper
- A tablet held in her left hand measures 23’ 7” tall and 13’ 7” wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776)
Grand Central Station - Grand Central Terminal —colloquially called Grand Central Station, or shortened to simply Grand Central—is a commuter rail terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.
- Approximately 125,000 commuters transit Grand Central daily.
- Grand Central is the longest train station in the world, with 44 platforms and 67 tracks, divided between two underground levels.
- In 1947, Grand Central was the busiest train station in the world. Over 65 million people, roughly 40 percent of the US population, passed through its corridors.
Empire State Building - The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet, and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft high.
- The Empire State Building has its own zip code to accommodate its 1,000 businesses and 21,000 employees. The only larger office complex in the USA is the Pentagon.
- On the clearest of days, visibility is from the Observatories is 80 miles, with five states in view - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
- Construction took only 11 months from the setting of the tower’s first steel columns on April 7, 1930, to the completed building by March 31, 1931 – a full month before the official opening ceremonies. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale.
- I am 20 years young
- In my third year of college
- Live in lovely San Francisco, CA
- I am very, very passionate about traveling. I’m pretty sure I’m the most passionate person who has actually never traveled. I have been out of the country once and was probably the best week of my life.
- Farthest I’ve traveled has been Rome, Italy for a pilgrimage
- The place I want to visit the most is either London, England or anywhere I haven’t been in Italy
- The place I want to travel the most in my own country is New York City and New Orleans.
Gossip Girl Tour - For NYC sightseeing with a side of gossip, hop on the Gossip Girl Sites Tour to explore great locations from one of America’s most popular dramas, Gossip Girl, based on the book series written by Cecily Von Ziegesar. Check out the spots where hot young actors like Blake Lively (Serena Van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) and Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald) take on the roles of young socialites in New York City. Venture into Gossip Girl’s elite society of sex, drugs, jealousy, and peer pressure.
- Gossip Girl Sites Tour offered Fridays and Sundays at noon.
- Tickets: $40 (+$2 ticket fee)
Children 9-15 must be accompanied by someone over 15 (no one under 9 allowed)
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- Meeting Point: New York Palace Hotel
- Gossip Girl Sites Tour Length: approximately 3-3.5 hours
- Accessibility: Due to stairs along the tour, this tour is not accessible to guests in wheelchairs.
- Gossip Girl Sites Tour is also available by appointment for private tours and groups.
- Gossip Girl Sites Tour Tips:
- Have an early lunch — most stops only offer sweets
- Be ready to shop!
- Dress for pictures
- Website: www.screentours.com