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Anyone looking to take a vacation in a world-class city with well-known museums, art galleries, theater, fashion, upscale shopping, plus interesting tourist attractions will have a difficult time deciding between New York City and Paris, France.
New York City in divided into five separate boroughs,each is a city in it’s own right. Most of the major tourist attractions however, are located in Manhattan, which to New Yorkers is considered “the city”. Manhattan is home to the Empire State Building and Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and the Guggenheim Museum. Manhandle exemplifies most people’s idea of New York, it is home to the majority of the city’s tall skyscrapers.
In New York, there are a number of upscale hotels, which have a reputation of being very expensive, The reputation is well deserved, although there are a few budget hotels available. Manhattan is the most expensive of New York’s five boroughs, with the Upper East Side hotels costing the most money. The luxury is simply incredible though, and worth every penny if you want to splurge.
Paris is also an incredible city if you’re looking for museums, shopping, culture, historic architecture, and fine dinning. The most popular attractions in the City of Lights are the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, and Notre Dame cathedral. Like New York, Paris is dotted with upscale hotels and restaurants, but being an older city with a long, rich history, Paris hotels tend to be in more historically significant buildings and equally as pricey as the hotels in New York City. Both cities have accommodations ranging from one to five stars so there is lodging to suit any budget.
Both cities are perfect for a cosmopolitan vacation with more museums, attractions, shopping, and dinning than anyone could experience in just a few short weeks. The main difference between the two is the atmosphere. Paris is for lovers, it’s a romantic city. New York is faster-paced, with a more business oriented attitude. Both cities are so large that finding a smart hotel close to major attractions will not be difficult, and will provide memories to last a lifetime.
Another gem of western Maryland, Deep Creek Lake State Park in Swanton. Located on the shores of the country’s largest lake, this park is set on the Allegheny Plateau Plateau at the south end of Meadow Mountain.
Once inhabited by nomadic tribes and Native American hunters, the surrounding area is now a shelter resident species like the wild, skunks and opossums turkey. Trails guide pedestrians through the oak and hickory forest and up to the top of Meadow Mountain. Swimming, fishing, tubing, sailing, skiing and hunting is a favorite amusement park.
While welcoming the winter ice fishermen and snowmobilers, guests can attend a summer program designed to improve riding skills, nature crafts, and fly-fishing. There’s even a horse-drawn wagon ride and bonfire parties for the complete selection of Deep Creek outdoor entertainment.