Sure, vacationing in a secluded spot has its advantages, but there’s also a benefit to being around people, and in New York you’ll have plenty of opportunity for that. New York’s population in 2010 totaled over 8 million, making it America’s most populous city by a landslide. That means there is literally no other place in the United States where you’ll be surrounded by so many people. Because people from all corners of the globe live in and visit this area, traveling to the Big Apple gives you a chance to come in contact with a variety of different cultures. There are approximately 200 languages spoken in New York, and you can sample regional cuisine from faraway places such as Korea, Africa, India and France.