There is so much to see and do in New York that you can spend a month in the city and still not be able to see half of it. The number of landmarks, museums, statues, other things to do in New York can be overwhelming and picking the right ones to visit can be a challenge.
We have researched and carefully picked the top 10 New York attractions. Opinions of course vary based on individual preference but this list is a good starting point.
Below is a list of the top attractions in New York city to help you plan ahead and map out the must see attractions first.
Get a 360-degree panoramic view of New York City from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The Observatory at One World is located on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center. Located at the corner of West and Vesey Streets. Open seven (7) days a week
Take a high speed elevator to the Top of the Rock™ observation deck. See New York city unfold around you from 850 feet in the air as you enjoy the best views of New York City, from the three-tiered observation decks on the 67th, 69th, and and open-air 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
A a gift from France to commemorate a century of American independence, the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and has been a beacon in New York Harbor since 1886. Today you can take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum to experience a great part of American history.
Home to Belvedere Castle and the Central Park Zoo, Central Park spans 843 acres of land in the center of Manhattan. The park spans between the Upper East and West sides of Manhattan between 5th and 8th Avenues and 59th and 106th Streets and includes lakes, ponds, walking and bike trails, ice skating, and an outdoor theater.
Honoring the lives of those who were lost on 9/11, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future. The public may now visit the Memorial with a free visitor pass. Reserve your pass ahead of time on 9/11 Memorial website.
Opened in 1932, Radio City Music Hall is one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world. Home of the legendary Rockettes and with a seating capacity of 6,000, the theatre has hosted some of the world's most celebrated entertainers, award shows and major rock bands and musicians.
Located on 53rd street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the most influential museum of modern art with the world's largest collection of modern painting and sculpture, architecture and design, media and performance art, prints and illustrated books and photography.
There's something for everyone at the Bronx Zoo! This world-famous wildlife park is home to more than 6,000 animals of over 600 species across a sprawling 265 acres. The Bronx Zoo is considered the world's greatest zoo, with award winning, cutting edge exhibits.
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The New York City Subway, is the largest subway system in the world by track mileage and the largest by number of stations.
Note: A double-decker bus tour of Manhattan is a good way to get a quick orientation. The bus line tours allow visitors to get off the bus at areas of interest and reboard a later bus to continue their exploration.
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