1. Because you’ll want to have a New Yorker for a friend
The best reason to visit anywhere: so you can make new pals. What’s different about a New York bestie?
A) They have an apartment you can crash in on future visits (ugh, fine, we guess), so no more staying in some guy’s Airbnb rooftop yurt.
B) As a city with a huge amount of transplants, New York is home to people regularly making return trips to the four corners of the Earth. Your “New Yorker” friend might just hit you up about visiting his or her relatives in Bhutan.
C) New Yorkers are one of the few groups of Americans who can come visit you in Europe/Asia/Africa/The World without being mildly despised and/or hated.
2. Because you won’t have to visit anywhere else for a while
Why go to Italy when you can go to Arthur Ave? Why do Beijing when you can do Flushing??? One trip to this city and you’ve knocked out almost every continent’s worth of culture. Seriously, the Sistine Chapel isn’t that nice. Bonus: New York’s museums have some of the finest cultural relics from all over the world, and they didn’t even steal most of them!