New York, the “Large Apple that Rarely Sleeps,” has got some serious tourist attractions, having basically invented, and then transformed into the epitome of, the term “tourist trap.” The Empire State Building, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Metropolitan Museum are packed with awestruck visitors year-round, and for good reasons.
However, I have not once heard someone say, “let’s go to where the tourists are,” be it in New York or any other city. And guess what, tourists tend to love the aforementioned locales. Thankfully New York, seeing as it is actually a pretty big place, is full of equally amazing alternatives. Sure, the Williamsburg Bridge may not look at all like the Brooklyn Bridge, but will your friends from Tampa really be able to tell the difference with that poorly aimed selfie-stick shot you took?