A trip to New York City is the experience of a lifetime. With famous attractions like Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Yankee Stadium—to name just a few—NYC packs more to see and do into one compact area than any other place on earth. Each of the City’s five boroughs contains its own roster of must-see destinations, great restaurants, cultural hot spots and unforgettable activities. Start planning your trip with the guides on this page.
We’ve got the hacks you need to have a perfect New York City visit.
Visit Gulliver’s Gate in Times Square to explore the world’s landmarks under one roof.
Artist Dale Chihuly has been creating striking pieces of blown glass since the 1970s. See them on view in the Bronx at the New York Botanical Garden
We strapped a GoPro to our thrill-ride correspondent so you could take a virtual roller coaster journey.
Pay homage to author Edgar Allan Poe at his Bronx house—and learn some history along the way.
If you can't see it all at The Met, try zeroing in on these 15 masterpieces—a stylistic cross-section of the museum’s must-see paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Here’s the best art in the new Second Avenue subway stations.
How did a gigantic, 3,500-year-old Egyptian monument wind up in New York City’s Central Park?
You could spend a lifetime in New York City and still not see it all, but there are some attractions that no visitor should miss.
Don’t miss these big draws when you come to the five boroughs.
The Tonight Show and Good Morning America are just a few of the TV show tapings you can see free.
Don't miss NYC megahits like Chicago, The Book of Mormon and Wicked on Broadway.
It's your first trip to New York City, and you're only staying for three days—here's what not to miss.
This is where to go when you want to go out in New York City.
Spend five days exploring each of NYC's five boroughs with our guide to the City's highlights.
See the essential sights of NYC in one day.
The biggest extension of the subway in more than 25 years is a boon for exploring the Upper East Side.
Visit the nation’s largest department store.
Come holiday time, New York City’s biggest department stores pull out the stops for their window displays.
Relive Rolling Stones history at these NYC locations.
Watch the interviews below for a peek into the origins of American punk rock.
With its elegant decor and pristine acoustics, the preeminent concert hall has been dazzling audiences for 125 years.
Here's everything you need to know about the gorgeous historic transit hub.
Come sail away on the popular free commuter boat (which also makes for a good sightseeing cruise).
From the moment you buy tickets through your last snapshot, here's how to make the most of a visit to the American icon.
Whether you're going to cross it or just spend time staring at it, you'll find everything you need to know about the Brooklyn Bridge right here.
Learn the history and secrets of the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the nation.