The Big Apple needs little by way of introduction. Its reputation as a capital of culture is universally known, with a plethora of outstanding museums, from the Metropolitan and its incredible wealth of fine art, to Ellis Island and the Tenement Museum, sharing stories of the huddled masses who risked all to be part of the dream that was America. The theater scene has something for every taste, from elaborately staged musicals with all-star casts to experimental drama in tiny theaters off-off Broadway. Food too runs the gamut, from hot dog stands on street corners to the bistros of celebrity chefs. An eminently walkable city, a stroll through its intriguing neighborhoods is an important part of any visit. Start spreading the news.