Exploring The Big Apple
Whether you're here for a week or a weekend, New York City serves up an eye-popping array of attractions to keep you entertained, engaged and exploring. Choose from timeless attractions like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty or check out a few of the city's newcomers.
Radio City Music Hall
For decades, America's most popular entertainers have thrilled audiences at Radio City Music Hall, which hosts one of the city's most beloved holiday traditions, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes.
One of the world's most visited attractions, Grand Central Terminal is New York's 48-acre commuter railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown. Highlights include the Main Concourse with its astrological ceiling, the Oyster Bar, and the Campbell Apartment, an elegantly restored cocktail lounge favored by locals and visitors.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86 is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as it relates to the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark.
For over a century, Carnegie Hall has been the place where distinctive artists of all stripes have come to make their names in New York City. This tradition of excellence has made Carnegie Hall an essential part of the city's cultural fabric and the world's most famous concert hall.
Founded in 1861, Bloomingdale's iconic flagship store covers a full city block at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.
The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 28-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River.
Often referred to as "the crossroads of the world," Times Square in New York City lies at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue. The area bustles with energy, thanks to bright lights, popular attractions and restaurants, and a never-ending stream of pedestrian traffic.
Central Park's breathtaking beauty and sheer size make it a wonderful place for visitors tto enjoy a bit of relaxation and get a better sense of what it's like to live in New York City.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in the heart of New York City, at the corner of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. The Empire State Building takes its name from the New York's nickname, The Empire State.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City's most visited attraction, the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue houses a vast collection of more than two million objects, ranging from ancient Egyptian vases and Roman statues to Tiffany stained glass and paintings by Old Masters.
New York Public Library
The magnificent Beaux Arts New York Public Library at 42nd and Fifth Avenue was created in 1895 by combining the collections of the Astor and Lenox Libraries with the $2.4 million trust from Samuel J. Tilden given to "establish and maintain a free library and reading room in the city of New York."
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Located on Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest Gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as "America's Parish Church."
Museum of Sex
Founded in 2002, the Museum of Sex on Fifth Avenue is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is one of the five largest church buildings in the world. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1892 and, though it is still considered unfinished, there are more than 30 services held here weekly.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Located at 180 Greenwich Street, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum honors the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks on February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001 (including those who were killed in Pennsylvania and at The Pentagon).
Statue of Liberty
A cherished symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people to the people of the United States as a symbol of the international friendship forged during the American Revolution. Guided tours reveal the engineering behind this beloved landmark.
Rockefeller Center, a National Historic Landmark, is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th Street and 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan. Built by the Rockefeller family in the 1930s, it features a world-famous ice rink and vast underground concourse of shops and restaurants.
With its automobile-inspired Art Deco features and exotic crown, the Chrysler Building is a fixture of the New York City skyline. The building's stainless steal apex (seven stacked curves covered with triangular windows) makes the Chrysler Building one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
Jacob Javits Center
Designed by I.M. Pei, the Jacob K. Javits Center is New York City's largest convention complex. Located on Manhattan's West Side, it spans five city blocks long and features 1.8 million square feet of event space.
Here, visitors from around the world can share a path with New Yorkers making their daily commute; those walking across can enjoy views of downtown Manhattan and New York Harbor on every step of the 5,989-foot traverse.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Shops are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Grand Central Terminal Phone:Metro-North Railroad information: (800) METRO-INFO. Grand Central event
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The impressive permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art features numerous famous works of art, as well as ever-changing exhibitions that ensure that even repeat visitors won't be bored.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York City's cultural hub, Lincoln Center is the sprawling 16.3-acre Upper West Side home of 11 cultural organizations, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet.
NYC Fire Museum
Occupying a 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street, the NYC Fire Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and presenting the history and cultural heritage of the Fire Service of New York.
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop brings the post-9/11 “Recovery Period” to life in images, artifacts and through the breathtaking stories behind them.
Madison Square Garden
Best known as "The Garden," Madison Square Garden is a world-famous indoor arena and current home of the New York Rangers of the NHL, the New York Knicks of the NBA and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, usually known simply as Penn Station, its a major commuter rail hub in New York City. It sits underneath Pennsylvania Plaza, alongside Madison Square Garden.
South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport, along with Pier 17, is a historic New York City shopping area and marketplace along the beautiful waterfront in Lower Manhattan.
Lower East Side Museum
A National Historic Landmark, the Lower East Side Museum is a five-story brick tenement that once housed an estimated 7,000 NYC immigrants from 20 countries.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Spanning seven floors, the Whitney Museum on Madison Avenue is home to a collection of truly eclectic contemporary art, including works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Charles Sheeler and Jackson Pollock.
When Frank Lloyd Wright designed an inverted ziggurat and placed it across from Central Park in 1959, he threw the museum and architectural world into disarray. Today, this iconic building continues to delight art lovers with some of the city's most innovative exhibits.