New York’s Attractions
Famously known as the “Big Apple,” New York City is a place where visitors from all over the world come to experience renowned plays and musicals including 37 Broadway theatres, numerous cultural institutions, 150 world-class museums, concerts, 18,000 restaurants and nightlife.
The Empire State Building - One of the city's most popular and recognizable landmarks and New York’s signature high-rise. Visit the legendary Empire State Building’s observation deck for stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and a classic New York experience.
The Statue of Liberty - A short ride away from Manhattan, this American landmark has been a symbol of freedom since 1886. The ferries to the Statue of Liberty depart from Battery Park and also stop at Ellis Island when it is open to the public.
Ellis Island - The processing depot for almost 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924, this incredibly moving site features the Immigration Museum, Registry Room, American Immigrant Wall of Honor and American Family Immigrant History Center.
Rockefeller Center - At this a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown. Take a tour of the NBC studios, visit the Top of The Rock Observation Deck or dine and shop in the Plaza or underground concourse. During the winter, visitors can enjoy the famous Rockefeller Plaza skating rink.
Times Square - The Crossroads of America where shopping, dining, and fabulous Broadway plays and musicals meet, is just a short walk from our Midtown Manhattan boutique hotel.
Radio City Music Hall - When people think of Radio City Music Hall, one thing comes to mind, the fabulous Rockettes. During the holidays, the Rockettes can be seen kicking their way in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Other times of the year, Radio City is famous for its top named talent who grace its stage the rest of the year.
Madison Square Garden - The World's Most Famous Arena is located in Manhattan on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. The Garden is the home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and the New York Liberty. It also plays host to some of the world’s greatest performers and concerts.
New York Public Library - The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years.
Central Park Zoo - This 6.5-acre zoo located near the southeast corner of Central Park at 64TH Street and 5th Avenue. It is easily accessible by mass transit from anywhere in New York City.
Bronx Zoo - It is among the largest metropolitan zoos in the world, and is the largest in North America, with some 6,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex - The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Midtown, is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.
Madame Tussauds Times Square - Wax museum situated in the Garment District of Midtown which opened its doors in 2000. There are five floors with over 200 figures of famous personalities.
If you are in need of a little museum therapy then be sure to visit:
Metropolitan Museum of Art - located a short ride away on 5th Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art features some of the world’s greatest works of art, as well as the Temple of Dendur and the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
If modern art is your preference then the eclectic collection at the Museum of Modern Art is a must-see.
For the nature and science buff, the American Museum of Natural History, on the Upper West Side, , offers an amazing collection from Mother Nature herself, as well as a look into our universe at the Rose Center for Eart Other great New York City attractions include:
Museum of the City of New York - Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.
Frick Collection - The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, it provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators.
Whitney Museum of American Art - The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum’s key resource.
In addition, do not forget to take in the beauty of:
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden –Founded in 1910 and located in Prospect Park neighborhood, the 52-acre garden includes a number of specialty "gardens within the Garden," plant collections, and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery.
The New York Botanical Garden –As a National Historic Landmark, this 250-acre site's verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections.