New York City is simply bursting at the seams with great things to see and do. It is a center of culture, history, art, activities, and much more.
There are so many outstanding New York City tourist attractions. This is what makes NYC such a wonderful place to visit while at the same time presenting every visitor with the difficult question...What should I see?
There are a gazillion options but dont get overwhelmed! This part of our guide focuses on the what, where, and how for many great New York City sights and landmarks and offers suggestions and advice that will help you decide what to see on your trip.
There's nothing quite like seeing a bird's eye view of a city as spectacular as New York. Take in the scene from the observation deck of New York's most famous skyscraper.
Top of the Rock
The Top of the Rock also has observation decks that offer dazzling views of the city below. It's location is perfect for viewing Central Park and the Empire State Building.
Need help deciding which one to visit? Read Empire State Building vs. Top of the Rock for tips to help you choose. Either way you won't be disappointed!
Experience this famous landmark up-close by walking across. It's hard to know which is more impressive - the bridge itself or the scenery around you.
Take a ferry trip and see what millions of immigrants encountered when they first arrived in the United State. Visit the iconic statue on Liberty Island and the historic immigration station on Ellis Island.
The giant bronze Charging Bull sculpture in Lower Manhattan attracts visitors from all over who love to rub, climb on, and have their pictures taken with the famous statue.
Times Square is a place of high energy, constant movement, and a lot of lights. It's no wonder why this "Crossroads of the World" is a top New York City tourist attraction.
Rockefeller Center is the home to many notable buildings including Radio City Music Hall and 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Walk around, shop, or dine at this lively city hotspot.
New York City is full of inspiring architecture. The Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal was modeled after a Roman bath. Find out why this train station is anything but ordinary.
This historic church stands in contrast to the tall skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan. The towering steeple and colorful stained glass windows make it a beautiful place to behold.
Yes, you can see nature in the middle of a big city! There are many beautiful parks to visit in NYC. When you're looking for a break from the busy streets, visiting a park may be just what you need.
New York City has a great selection of stellar museums. See spectacular art by famous artists or dive into the history book. The Museum Mile is a good place to start.
Visit one of the newest New York City tourist attractions - a memorial with two enormous reflecting pools surrounded by the names of those who died in the September 11th tragedy.
World Trade Center Site
There is plenty of progress going on with construction of the new World Trade Center. The tallest building will be open for business in 2013.
The city has fun and interesting markets full of curious foods and other goods. Find gourmet specialty items and fresh foods from local vendors.
Remember, your vacation should be fun, not hectic. Make a point to see your highest priority items first and dont worry if you cant do it all. You can always come back!
There are enough New York City tourist attractions for many visits.
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