With so many places to visit and so many cool things to see, we’ve put together the ultimate tourist guide for your next trip to New York City.
See the city from the observatory deck. Amazing 1050 ft. views of Manhattan
Open daily, 365 days a year!
8:00 AM to 2:00 AM EST
Last elevators go up at 1:15 AM.
*Holiday hours may vary
Get Tickets: Empire State Building Observatory Tickets
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The museum is located in New York City’s Central Park along Fifth Avenue and is one of the most visited atractions in New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to more than two million works of art which span 5,000 years of World History
Main BuildingTuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed (except Holiday Mondays)
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
3. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Take in one of the most iconic sites in New York. Ellis Island and Liberty Island is currently open, though access to the interior of the Statue of Liberty Monument is restricted as a security measure.
4. MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
MoMA’s is home to one of the worlds most renowned collections of famous art works by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.
Summer (July 5-Aug. 31): Sun‑Wed, 10:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.mThurs‑Sat, 10:30 a.m.‑8:30 p.m.
Winter (Sept.-July 4): Wed‑Mon, 10:30 a.m.‑5:30 p.m.Fri, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
First Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m.‑8:45 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays in winter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
11 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
5. Top of the Rock™
View the city from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck which offers stunning 360-degree views from indoor and outdoor decks of the top 3 floors of this legendary art-deco skyscraper.
Top of the Rock is open from 8:00am to midnight, 7 days a week. The first elevator goes up at 8:00am, the last one at 11:00pm. Hours of operation may vary on holidays.
10 Rockefeller Plz # 3, New York, NY 10020
Frank Lloyd Wright–designed museum of modern architecture that houses a world renowned collection of art from the 20th and 21st century.
Sunday-10 am5:45 pm
Monday-10 am5:45 pm
Tuesday-10 am5:45 pm
Wednesday-10 am5:45 pm
Friday-10 am 5:45 pm
Saturday 10 am–7:45 pm
Pay What You Wish 5:45–7:45 pm (There is no fee if you visit between these times but, they do ask for a donation)
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128
7. Broadway Musical
Enjoy the excitement of a Broadway Musical. See some of your favorite actors and musicians take to the stage. With so many musicals out there, there is something for everyone and is a definite must do on your trip to New York.
Get Tickets: NYC’s Hottest Broadway Shows!
8. Circle Line Harbor Cruise
Take a cruise around the Island of Manhattan and see some of the beautiful wonders of the city.
2 Hours – Circle Line Harbor Cruise You’ll see: 1. USS Intrepid Pier 2. Hoboken Pier 3. Newport Center 4. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 5. Battery Park 6. The Museum Of Jewish Heritage 7. Statue Of Liberty 8. Ellis Island 9. Wall Street 10. South Street Seaport and Museum 11. Brooklyn Bridge 12. Manhattan Bridge 13. Williamsburg Bridge 14. Chrysler Building 15. Empire State Building 16. Immigration center 17. World Financial Center 18. United Nations
Get Tickets: 2 Hours – Circle Line Harbor Cruise