New York City's Must-See Attractions
Empire State Building is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

1. Empire State Building

9.4
350 5th Ave (btwn 33rd & 34th St), New York, NY
Building · Koreatown · 1008 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The iconic New York skyscraper features breathtaking views of the entire city. Be sure to dress appropriately as it can get cold that high up!

Statue of Liberty is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

2. Statue of Liberty

9.5
Liberty Island, New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Liberty Island · 543 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The iconic “Lady Liberty” stands over 300 feet tall from the ground. Make sure to get to Battery Park early as the lines for the ferry get very long very fast.

Rockefeller Center is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

3. Rockefeller Center

9.4
Rockefeller Plaza (btwn 50th & 51st St), New York, NY
Plaza · Rockefeller Center · 721 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Go to the Top of the Rock observation deck for magnificent views over Central Park. Also, get there early for the famous “lighting of the tree” in early December!

Central Park is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

4. Central Park

9.8
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY
Park · Central Park · 1332 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the most well known parks in the U.S., Central Park is a great place to get away from the fast paced NYC streets. See a concert or movie here in the summer for an unforgettable experience!

Times Square is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

5. Times Square

9.0
Broadway & 7th Ave (btwn 42nd & 47th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Theater District · 1988 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The bright lights and crowds of people can be overwhelming at first to newcomers. Go at night to get the full experience of this extravagant area.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

6. National September 11 Memorial & Museum

9.3
1 Albany St (btwn West & Greenwich St), New York, NY
Memorial Site · Financial District · 798 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: In the footsteps of the original Twin Towers lie two reflecting pools where visitors can pay their respects and see the bronze inscribed names of those who lost their lives.

New York Stock Exchange is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

7. New York Stock Exchange

8.3
11 Wall St (btwn Broadway & Broad St), New York, NY
Financial or Legal Service · Financial District · 101 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: In the heart of the financial district, visit the NYSE to see the world's premiere financial center along with its spectacular architecture.

Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

8. Brooklyn Bridge

9.5
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY
Bridge · 756 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Brooklyn Bridge is just a short 20-30 minute walk from end to end, but don’t forget to take a couple minutes and stop in the middle for breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

9. South Street Seaport

9.2
South St (Pier 17), New York, NY
Harbor / Marina · Financial District · 201 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The port now features many shops and restaurants but we recommend the South Street Seaport Museum for an in depth look at what was once one of the busiest seaports in America.

10. Chinatown

New York, NY
Neighborhood · 194 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Step into Chinatown, a world of its own, where more than 2 million NYC residents live. There is great authentic Chinese food here and street vendors are all over.

Katz's Delicatessen is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

11. Katz's Delicatessen

9.3
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Lower East Side · 1034 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: It's all about the pastrami on rye at this famous deli. Take your ticket stub, walk to the right counter, get your food, and chow down. Don't lose that ticket stub though or it'll cost ya!

Madison Square Garden is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

12. Madison Square Garden

9.2
4 Penn Plz (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Basketball Stadium · Chelsea · 891 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Home to the NY Knicks and Rangers sports teams, MSG also serves as a venue for concerts & political rallies. You can enter the arena from Penn Station underground without even taking a step outside!

Flatiron Building is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

13. Flatiron Building

9.5
175 5th Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY
Building · Flatiron District · 114 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Check out this historic building then grab a bite to eat at Shake Shack in the nearby Madison Square Park.

Grand Central Terminal is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

14. Grand Central Terminal

9.3
87 E 42nd St (btwn Vanderbilt & Park Ave), New York, NY
Train Station · Midtown East · 1257 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Wide open spaces, sweeping high ceilings with beautiful artwork, and incredible architecture. Find and test out the whispering gallery in front of the Oyster Bar, a fascinating architectural oddity.

Macy's is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

15. Macy's

8.5
151 W 34th St (btwn 7th Ave & Broadway), New York, NY
Department Store · Garment District · 956 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The world's largest department store, Macy's flagship store on 34th St. Ride the unique wooden escalators up and down its 11 floors and find anything you can think of.

The Plaza Hotel is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

16. The Plaza Hotel

9.4
768 5th Ave (at Central Park S), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 196 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This historic landmark hotel has been seen in dozens of movies. Catch a glimpse through while making your way to Central Park.

Union Square Park is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

17. Union Square Park

9.4
btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th St), New York, NY
Park · Union Square · 515 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the City's best spots to people watch. Go on a Saturday afternoon, check out the busy Farmer's Market, and chuckle at some of the interesting characters you're bound to see.

18. New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Celeste Bartos Forum

5 Avenue A (at 42nd St), New York, NY
Library · Midtown East · 11 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: You can catch a breather while walking around and sit on the steps out front but we recommend venturing inside to see the simply spectacular Reading Room.

Madison Square Park is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

19. Madison Square Park

9.5
Madison Ave (btwn E 23rd & E 26th St), New York, NY
Park · NoMad · 408 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is a beautiful park no doubt, but there's a reason it's crowded - Shake Shack. Endure the wait for one of the city's best burgers and chow down in the park for a fun lunch.

Alamo by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

20. Alamo by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal

E 8th St & Lafayette St (Astor Place Traffic Island), New York, NY
Public Art · NoHo · 37 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Who doesn't love the satisfaction you get from moving huge objects? Come to Cooper Square and push this cube around to show off your superhuman strength!

Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

21. Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)

9.5
881 7th Ave (at W 57th St), New York, NY
Concert Hall · Theater District · 103 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the most prestigious venues in the world, the 120+ year old Carnegie Hall combines spectacular architecture with the world's most distinguished artists and composers.

Washington Square Park is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

22. Washington Square Park

9.6
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY
Park · Greenwich Village · 592 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A beautiful park and a must see for any visitor. It's perfect when you just want to sit on a bench and read a book or do some people watching. On nice days you can find all sorts of live music too.

Fifth Avenue is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

23. Fifth Avenue

New York, NY
Road · Midtown East · 105 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the most famous streets in NYC, this prestigious street is home to some of the world’s best shopping. This is a great ave to walk and explore but it’s especially beautiful during the holidays!

High Line is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

24. High Line

9.6
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1243 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Walking across the old train tracks you will get an amazing panoramic view of Manhattan. Don’t forget to look towards the Hudson River as well: at one point you can even see the Statue of Liberty!

Bryant Park is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

25. Bryant Park

9.6
E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Midtown Manhattan · 966 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A lovely place to take a break from bustling Midtown. If you can’t be away from your computer too long note that there’s free WiFi internet too!

Chrysler Building is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

26. Chrysler Building

9.1
405 Lexington Ave (at E 42nd St), New York, NY
Building · Turtle Bay · 83 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Unfortunately this beautiful Art Deco building’s observation deck has been closed since 1945. The marble lobby is open to visitors though, and it’s free!

27. The Frick Collection

9.4
1 E 70th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Art Museum · Upper East Side · 172 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This art museum gets overshadowed by the nearby Met, but it has an impressive art collection! Check out the paintings by Bellini, Rembrandt, Turner and Vermeer!

Woolworth Building is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

28. Woolworth Building

8.1
233 Broadway (btwn Park Pl & Barclay St), New York, NY
Building · Tribeca · 31 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: You can admire the beautiful architecture in this building. It is known for its gothic structures, so make sure and look up to the ceiling ;-)

Yankee Stadium is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

29. Yankee Stadium

9.2
1 E 161st St (btwn Jerome & Rivera Ave), Bronx, NY
Baseball Stadium · Concourse Village · 1050 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the most famous landmarks in the Bronx, the Yankee Stadium is a great place to visit in the spring during the baseball season!

The Unisphere is one of New York City's Must-See Attractions.

30. The Unisphere

9.1
Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Ave of the States), Queens, NY
Historic Site · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 37 tips and reviews