Vacation Planning 5

The criterion for selecting the attractions is first to be historically important to America regarding civil liberty and multiculturalism. For instance, I would choose the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was a gift from France that signified enlightening the world and a crucial symbol of democracy and freedom (Richard, 2018). The second criterion is that the location should be in New York City and reasonably a source of information to understand how the city and USA at large have become what it is today. This might be obvious, but it is a critical consideration. In that, I choose the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. It has an environment set up in a park that is open to the public. It includes the names of the victims of four flights carved in metal panels, informing the importance of security agencies (Hammond, 2020). The third criterion is the sustainability of the site. For instance, how many people are likely to visit the site even during a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic. I also choose The Metropolitan Museum of Art based on historical significance since it gives you a lifetime experience of art from over 5000 years ago from different parts of the world (The Met, 2022).

Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum experienced approximately two million tourists in the year 2021 (Silva, 2022). The fourth criterion is the serenity of the site, which concerns how many natural features of artifacts are at the site. I choose the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum again because it is free from noise compared to the busy sides of New York City. I also choose Greenwich Village Walking and Food Tasting Tour to view historical sites while taking bites in the famous eateries as well as restaurants. All the meals that the US is famous for are located here, which is the best way to experience cultural diversity on a trip (Kugel, 2018). The Circle line: New York City Harbor lights cruise will be great for a clear view of the lights around the Manhattan skyline; a boat in the evening gives the best experience of enjoying the city to take a break from normal regular road transport


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