New York City is an amazing city full of historical landmarks, wonderful restaurants, iconic stores, Broadway musicals and so much more. But a trip to New York City can be a bit overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. Here are 50 things you should know to help you have a fun, safe and affordable trip when you visit New York City...
A record 60 million tourists visited New York City and its many attractions in 2015. As a high-energy, globally influential center of finance, art, food and fashion, there's an endless list of tantalizing options and fun things to do in New York. But instead of trying to see and do it all, we recommend you put these 25 sites at the top of your NYC attraction to-do list...
There is a seemingly endless list of fun things to see and do in New York City. This makes New York one of the most visited cities in the world. And also one of the most expensive. Excited visitors want to see as many of NYC’s most iconic attractions as possible. But paying individual admission fees at each stop can quickly add up. That’s why nearly 3 million visitors to New York City have purchased a New York Pass - because it’s designed to help you save money...
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One of the world’s great art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or simply, “The Met”) spans 5,000 years of culture and history from around the globe. More than 6 million visitors stroll the Met’s galleries each year, making it New York City's single most popular museum and attraction. With more than 1.6 million square feet, the Met is not just the biggest museum in New York City, it’s also the largest one in the Western Hemisphere!
Built in 1939, Rockefeller Center is a national historic landmark located in the heart of New York City. Considered the hub of midtown Manhattan, it’s home to famous sites such as the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and Radio City Music Hall. With numerous shops, restaurants and sites to explore, this popular NYC attraction spans 22 acres and encompasses 6 square city blocks...
Running along Broadway and Seventh Ave. between 41st and 53rd streets, the Broadway Theater District is the most famous theater district in the world. Each of the 40 theaters of "The Great White Way" seat at least 500 people, and host a continually changing variety of productions including plays and musicals...
A vast, majestic and magical urban oasis - right in the middle of Manhattan. Established in 1857, Central Park is New York City's "backyard." 2.5 miles long and half a mile wide. With 26,000 trees and 58 miles of paths running through 843 acres of wooded and landscaped grounds, Central Park is a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple...
Crowning the GE Building high atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Rockefeller Center, "Top of the Rock" offers visitors breathtaking, unobstructed views on the observation deck's three different levels on the on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors. First opened in 1931, indoor and outdoor observations decks offer unparalleled views of the city.
Once an abandoned elevated railway track overgrown with weeds, the High Line is now a 1.5-mile long city park teeming with native grasses, trees and shrubs. Located on Manhattan's West Side, the High Line attracts more than 5 million visitors each year to the previously run-down neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District...
The Statue of Liberty or "Lady Liberty" is a colossal neoclassical sculpture that was a gift presented to the United States by France in 1886. Since that time, it has been a symbol of hope and freedom for millions of people fleeing poverty and hardship. 151 feet high, and set upon a 154-foot pedestal, it is the tallest statue of modern times, and one of the world's most famous...
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a tribute honoring the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The Memorial is a powerful reminder of both the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil, as well as the single greatest loss of rescue personnel in American history. It tells an emotional and moving story of loss, compassion and healing that is at the heart of the 2001 tragedy...
An international landmark, Art Deco masterpiece, and the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years. The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 5th Ave. between West 33rd and 34th Streets. With nearly 4 million visitors a year, it's also one of New York City's most popular attractions...