Empire State Building Observatory
Take in Manhattan’s incomparable skyline from the observation decks at the Empire State Building, Midtown's world-famous art deco landmark.
Museum of Modern Art
See boundary-pushing modern work from the likes of Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock (pictured here) at the newly expanded MoMA in Midtown Manhattan.
Midtown’s grand indoor-outdoor complex features deco art and architecture, a famous Christmas tree, a seasonal ice-skating rink, a bronze sculpture of Prometheus and studios for popular NBC shows.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Sail to the Statue of Liberty to see the inspiring monument that has welcomed generations of immigrants to American shores
Big league sports are back in Brooklyn thanks to this venue, where basketball’s Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty share the space with hockey’s New York Islanders. It’s also a great place to see a concert.
The New York Mets play in this cozy stadium in Flushing, Queens, whose design mimics classic ballparks of the past—such as Ebbets Field, former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Besides serving as a picture-postcard symbol of the City, the pedestrian-friendly Brooklyn Bridge provides a fun, scenic way to travel from Manhattan to Brooklyn or vice versa.
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry isn’t just for commuters. It serves as a memorable, free ride for visitors too—and features views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
This Brooklyn neighborhood is New York City’s beachside playground, home to vintage rides such as the Wonder Wheel and the wooden Cyclone roller coaster.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The David H. Koch Theater, Metropolitan Opera House and David Geffen Hall provide stages for the New York City Ballet, Met Opera and New York Philharmonic—three of the 11 arts organizations in residence at Lincoln Center.
Top NYC Visitor Attractions
There's so much to see and do in New York City that you could spend years here and still not get to it all—but the following photos show you the top NYC visitor attractions that all first-time travelers should aim to put on their itinerary. Take a look here, and then start planning your trip.