Brooklyn may be hip, but Manhattan is the New York of big dreams, Sinatra songs and Woody Allen flicks. Out on the streets, the energy is electrifying, amid people-packed sidewalks, towering skyscrapers and glittering Broadway theaters. Manhattan may be an island, but the borough-within-a-city packs a continent's worth of attractions.
Every neighborhood is a world unto its own, from jazzy Harlem to tony Tribeca. You can begin the day with a bagel and lox at a Jewish deli on the Upper West Side, and end it at a bohemian drinking den on the Lower East Side. In between lie jaw-dropping art collections (the Met, the MoMA, the Guggenheim), magnificent views (Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building) and one massive green space (Central Park).
This is just the beginning, and there really is no end. Strolling the cobblestone streets of the West Village, browsing boutiques in Nolita, people-watching on the High Line: There are countless ways to experience the Big Apple. All you have to do is take a bite.