The best place to remember why you love Manhattan takes you above the city while keeping you rooted in urban life. Walk through a field of wildflowers as cabs zoom along the street beneath you. Read more.
The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection. Read more.
The best concert auditorium in NYC hosts the world’s greatest orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. Lately, prominent world-music acts and even rock bands have been added to the mix. Read more.
The best touristy venue, this 80-year-old landmark is simply stunning. Check out the Art Deco flourishes in the lobby, restored to its original gilded splendor in 2009. Read more.
The best view of NYC offers a stunning panorama. From the midpoint of the massive suspension bridge, there are spectacular sight lines of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and lower Manhattan. Read more.
The best museum to spend the day in boasts unparalleled holdings in 20th- and 21st-century art, the Sette MoMA restaurant, a plush movie theater and the MoMA Design Store. Read more.
The best waterfront in NYC offers a unique view of the lower Manhattan skyline, aquatic features, such as a salt marsh filled with native cordgrass, and Jane’s Carousel, a restored ride from 1922. Read more.
Ride vintage wooden escalators dating back to 1902. Look for them on the Broadway side of the shop between the eighth and ninth floors. Read more.
The chandelier in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera was a gift from the Austrian government in 1966, when the building opened. Read more.