As a symbol of democracy and freedom, the Statue of Liberty is recognized around the world and is synonymous with the United States. You can reach Liberty Island by ferry, departing from Jersey City, New Jersey.
New York City is quite literally a shopping mecca. You can find anything and everything here, from the world's finest designers on Fifth Avenue to eclectic boutiques throughout the city. And for souvenirs, you don't have to go far - you'll find a shop on just about every block.
Whether you're looking for an elegant dinner for two or hot dogs for the family, New York City has some of the best food in the world. Indulge at the world-renown Sardi's, a restaurant in Times Square famous for featuring celebrity caricatures on its walls. The Carnegie Deli, also in Times Square, has served customers since 1937. This New York landmark is known for overstuffed sandwiches with at least a pound of meat. Or get a slice of the pizza the city is famous for, offered in any number of small restaurants and street vendors.