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Travellers considering heading to the US as part of a fun-filled adventure tour could wonder where the best place in America to start their journey is - and for those seeking a fun-packed start to their trip, the city of New York could be hard to beat.
The metropolis is known as the city that never sleeps and is surely the best place from which to head off on an amazing gap year of USA travel.
From world-famous tourist spots such as the Statue of Liberty, to the great shops and museums, the city is ideal for any type of holidaymaker or traveller.
There are also countless tours from New York which can provide a way of getting around the vast US, a country which offers adventure at every time of year and which can give travellers the chance to take part in every outdoor activity they can think of.
Getting around the sprawling US could not be easier and with clean, safe and reliable public transport linking all the best sites, an adventure tour around America is a great way of taking a year out.
Brits can easily get one from city to another, so seeing as much of the country as possible is certainly an option for those keen to see all the sights and sounds which the US can offer.
No rest for the wicked in the Big Apple
With a reputation as a party city, visitors to the Big Gossip girl tour Apple may be spoilt for choice over where to head for the best night out or day of fun in New York.
Spending a few days in the city can include as much or as little activity as possible - and visitors may feel like they are far away from the US in a mysterious and exotic location when visiting areas such as Chinatown or Little Italy.
Most people who head to New York City will want to visit the world-famous Empire State Building, which was once the tallest building in the world.
Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, the building gives visitors the chance to peer down on the bustling city below from an amazing height of 102 stories.
After heading to the Empire State Building, those on an adventure tour in the US could take the Staten Island ferry and sail past the feet of the Statue of Liberty, or stroll around Central Park.
Central Park is more than 840 acres in size and has some 250 acres of lawns, more than 130 acres of woodland and 150 acres of waterways such as rivers, ponds and lakes.
All in all, the paths around Central Park wind for almost 60 miles, so even if gap year visitors head to the area more than once as part of an adventure tour to New York, they can be sure to never come across the same place to relax twice in a row.
Using the city of New York as the jump-off point for a year-long adventure tour of the US as a whole is a great way for people to start off their very own American adventure.
The city is split into five boroughs - the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn - and those on a gap year to the US with a taste for hip hop music should certainly head to Brooklyn.
This district is the birthplace of a plethora of hip hop stars, from Jay-Z to Lil' Kim, Notorious B.I.G, Mos Def, Fabolous and the late Aaliyah.
Other areas of note include the elegant and classy Upper East Side in Manhattan, which TV fans may recognise as the filming spot of shows such as Sex and the City and Gossip Girl.
As well as this, those keen to experience as much diversity as possible on a trip to the US could find that Chinatown offers them a great day out. Cool kids should head on down to Tribeca in search of interesting boutiques and super-exclusive clubs, whereas Little Poland in Brooklyn can offer yet another view of life in New York city.
Brooklyn also has a large Irish community and the city as a whole boasts much culture and activity to do with Ireland. Many of New York's first settlers arrived in the US from the Emerald Isle.
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