New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Take in panoramic vistas of New York City from New York City's tallest structure, the Empire State Building. This soaring art deco masterpiece offers a completely unobstructed, 360-degree view of the city below from its 86th-floor observation deck. Whether on a clear day or a starry night, this stop is a must for any visitor. The Observatory is open from 8am to 2am, seven days a week. For more information, visit esbnyc.com.
$22; seniors (62 and older) $20; youths (12-17), $20; children (6-11), $16; children 5 and under are free; military in uniform are free