With so many things to do in New York, creating the perfect itinerary can seem daunting. Luckily, there are plenty of tried-and-true favorites. Below are 10 top attractions visitors can’t get enough of.
- Times Square
Dine, shop, and catch a Broadway show at the Crossroads of the World.timessquarenyc.com
- Statue of Liberty
Visit the universal symbol of freedom and democracy.nps.gov/stli
Tip: Tickets to the crown sell out months in advance, so buy yours early!
- Empire State Building
Take in 360-degree views of New York City from one of two observatories.esbnyc.com
- Central Park
Explore the city’s backyard on a guided tour or on your own.centralparknyc.org
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Witness 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture.metmuseum.org
- Staten Island Ferry
Hop on for a free cruise and incredible city views.siferry.com
- Rockefeller Center
Sip cocktails at a rooftop bar or take a spin around the ice rink.rockefellercenter.com
Tip: Be sure to try the banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery.
- High Line
Experience nature, art, and design above the streets of Manhattan.thehighline.org
- Grand Central Terminal
Admire the famed transit hub’s celestial ceiling and Tiffany glass clock.grandcentralterminal.com
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Explore a moving collection of media, narratives, and authentic artifacts.911memorial.org
Tip: Admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close.