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New York City's newest attractions for tourists in 2021

Desiree Peralta
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Whether you're visiting New York for the first time or haven't been in a while, you'll be able to discover new places, museums, stores, viewpoints, parks, award-winning restaurants, and experiences that will make you fall even more in love with this fascinating city.

Here are seven new destinations you must visit on your next vacation.

1. Little Island
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Little Island, located at Pier 55 of the Hudson River Park promenade, is a floating sanctuary that offers nature and art near to the Chelsea and West Village areas.

This unique park features several outdoor places, grass on which you can sit and relax, mild slopes, and paths that lead to breathtaking visits.

It also contains a 700-seat amphitheater for shows, as well as areas for sports and games for people of all ages.

2. Harry Potter Store
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Harry Potter Fans (and the ones that aren’t fans) will be overjoyed with the inauguration of the famed magician's themed shop.

The three-story venue has more than 20,000 square feet for shopping, activities, and opportunities for the magic associated with the character and those close to her. Additionally, the musical "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is set to return to Broadway when theaters reopen in the fall.

The store is also located on Broadway, on 22nd Street, spanning up to 5th Avenue.

There will be 15 different areas, including a large-scale statue of “Fawkes” the phoenix dominating the entrance, a New York exclusive crafted by a team of custom accessory makers who put together a number of unique features throughout the store, the New York Post said.

3. Liberty Museum

The new Statue of Liberty Museum, located on Liberty Island and at the foot of the Statue, displays the original torch from 1886 to 1984.

During a tour of the museum's three rooms: Immersive Theater, Engagement Gallery, and Inspiration Gallery, you may learn about one of the world's most recognized symbols. The audio tours and historical artifacts on exhibit focus on the building and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty, as well as the Island's history.

4. Starbucks Reserve

It is a gourmet place in the Chelsea district, not simply another famous chain cafeteria. In here you will experience some of the world's most outstanding coffees, brewed from beans sourced from various plantations across the globe. Starbucks Reserve has locations in Seattle (the first), Shanghai, Milano, New York (which launched in early 2019), Tokyo, and Chicago.

5. The Vessel
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The sculptural masterwork of modern architecture Vessel, with its 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 80 platforms, and 2,500 steps spanning over 46 meters high, is located in the heart of the Hudson Yards public plaza.

The "Vessel" reopened in the "Memorial Day" holiday, after 6 months closed for different situations, but now you can go back inside and enjoy its wonderful view.

The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles, and vantage points.

6. Legoland
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One of Orlando's most well-known theme parks, Legoland, will open in New York in 2021. It will be located in Goshen, an Orange County village 50 minutes from Manhattan, and will have more than 50 games, entertainment, and attractions. Pirate ships, a carousel, flying machines, a 4D theater, and more family-friendly attractions await.

7. Empire Outlets

Empire Outlets is an open-air mall located in St. George, a historic suburb with rolling hills and Victorian mansions, only steps from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. It takes about 20 minutes to get there by boarding the free boat from Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan's financial sector. The boat will pass close to the Statue of Liberty throughout its route.

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