PlayHugeLottos.com is currently in a New York State of Mind. Why? Because a trip to New York City is one of the amazing prizes currently up for grabs in our “American Dream” competition. If a trip to the USA F1 Grand Prix or $10,000 cash isn’t to your liking, then make sure you choose the city that never sleeps – New York!
So how can you spend your time in New York City? Well, in the event that you take home this amazing prize you will have many options to choose from when it comes to exploring the Big Apple. PlayHugeLottos.com takes a look at 5 top attractions in this amazing city:
1) Empire State Building
The Empire state building is a 102-story skyscraper located on 34th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It was the first building ever to have more than 100 floors. Here are the vital statistics of this impressive building:
- Roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters)
- With its antenna spire included it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high
- It has 6,500 windows
- It has 73 elevators
- There are a total of 1,860 steps from street level to the 102nd floor
2) Statue of Liberty
The statue of liberty is one of the most well known tourist attractions in the world and is synonymous with New York. It’s located on Liberty Island and has become the American symbol for freedom. The Statue of Liberty was a gift given on October 28, 1886 to America in honour of the friendship established during the French revolution. Although access to the statue has been closed throughout 2012 due to constructions, you can still visit Liberty Island. In order to get to the statue you will need to take a ferry from Battery Park City or New Jersey. A trip on the Staten Island ferry is an experience within itself as well, no need to plan ahead as the ferry operates 24 hours a day.
3) Grand Central Station
You can visit this amazing transportation hub which now includes a lot more than simply trains and tracks. Eat at Michal Jordan’s steak house followed with some retail therapy at one of the many shops. While you are there, don’t forget to look up. The illustrated blue-green cathedral ceiling offers a different view of the night time sky. If you are lucky, you might even catch the periodic zodiac laser show.
4) Central Park
Central Park is a beautiful park in the middle of New York City. The park has got paths, lakes and open spaces where you can escape the city’s busy life. You might want to bring a map with you when visiting this lovely park or alternatively you can choose to take one of the guided tours through the park. Central Park is also the home of many concerts throughout the year.
5) Times Square
Known as "The Crossroads of the World" Times Square is a huge commercial intersection in the central Manhattan at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Times Square acquired its name in 1904 when the New York Times moved its operations to a new skyscraper on the Square (then known as Long Acre square). With its vibrant vibe, colourful billboards and amazing shops, Times Square is definitely the place to be.
After looking at all these sightseeing options it is little wonder that New York is considered one of the most amazing and exciting cities in the world.
Remember, a trip for 2 to New York (including $2,000 spending money) is just 1 of the 3 choices you have in this amazing competition.
- A Trip for 2 to the USA F1 Grand Prix
- A Trip for 2 to New York City including spending money
- $10,000 Cash
Whatever prize you choose be sure to get your pick in soon. Today is the FINAL DAY that you can qualify for the competition. Our lucky winner (and his or her choice of prize) will be announced tomorrow!