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100 Best New York City Attractions Every Tourist Must See

100 Most Popular Attractions in New York City

1. Central Park

  • Central Park is a place that changes with the seasons, provides entertainment in the most unexpected ways, and can make you lose hours searching for the
  • Free
  • +1 212-310-6600
  • Central Park, New York, NY, United States
  • 6am-1am
  • 21

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2. American Museum of Natural History

  • The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) epitomises the American stereotype of doing everything as large and grand as possible. 27 connected buildings
  • Adult $22, Child (2-12) $12.50, Student $17, Senior $17
  • +1 (212) 769-5100
  • American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY, United States
  • 10am-5:45pm
  • 8

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3. New Amsterdam Theatre

  • Vary depending on events
  • New Amsterdam Theatre
  • Time vary depending on events

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4. Hayden Planetarium

  • Adult $22 Child $12.50
  • Hayden Planetarium, Central Park West, New York, NY, United States
  • Daily 10am-5:45pm

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5. Ground Zero Museum Workshop

  • Adult $25 Child $19
  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop | 9/11 Images & Artifacts Exhibit, New York, NY, United States
  • Wed-Sun 11am-3pm

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6. Guggenheim Museum

  • Adult $25 Child Free
  • Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States
  • Mon-Wed, Sun 10am–5:45 pm , Sat 10am–7:45 pm

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7. Washington Square Park

  • Vary depending on shops
  • Washington Square Park
  • Daily 24 hours
  • 3

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8. Belvedere Castle

  • Free
  • Belvedere Castle, New York, NY, United States
  • Daily 10am–5pm

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9. Rockefeller Center

  • Vary depending on attractions
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Opens daily
  • 2

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10. Hudson River Park

  • Free
  • Hudson River Park's Pier 26, West Street, New York, NY, United States
  • Opens daily

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11. Statue of Liberty

  • Adult from $18.50 Child from $9
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY, United States
  • Opens daily
  • 7

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12. Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

  • Free
  • Strawberry Fields, New York, NY, United States
  • Opens daily
  • 1

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13. New York Public Library

  • Donations accepted
  • New York Public Library
  • Sun 1pm-5pm, Mon & Thu-Sat 10am-6pm, Tue-Wed 10am-8pm
  • 1

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14. Time Warner Center

  • Vary depending on shops
  • Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Mon-Sat 10am-9, Sun 11am-7pm
  • 1

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15. Heckscher Museum of Art

  • Adult $8 Child Free
  • The Heckscher Museum of Art, Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY, United States
  • Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm,

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What are the Must See Attractions in New York City?

Broadway

You can’t say you’ve experienced New York without witnessing one of the world class musical and shows on Broadway. Take your partner or family to see some of the best classics like the Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago Musical or Aladdin.

Times Square

Close to Broadway, take a moment and admire the glam of neon advertisements, buzzing atmosphere and a bit of shopping, dining and people watching. This is where the fireworks light up the city on New Year’s eve, an experience not to be missed.

Statue Of Liberty

What would this list be without the Statue Of Liberty, but instead of walking around the statue and not being able to take it all in, why not try booking a cruise where you can relax and see the statue without thousands of tourists crowding around you?

Central Park

You can always take a breathtaking walk through the northern part of Central Park. Here you’ll find a relaxing atmosphere you might even forget you’re in just a park, plus there’s actually a waterfall perfect for those who have their hand in photography as well.

Empire State Building

See New York city skyline from one of the most famous buildings in the world, the Empire State Building. The best views are at night or at sunset while enjoying one of the many dining options.

 

Which Attractions are a Day trip from New York City?

There are a number of options for day trips from New York suitable for all types of travellers. Here are our recommendations:

  • Fire Island is beautiful beach just outside of the city, it’s the ideal hot spot for those who want to soak in the rays during the comfortable summers in New York. Be sure to bring some snacks and drinks, because you most definitely won’t want to leave for a while. At only 2 hours a way it’s a must see trip.
  • Beacon, New York should most definitely be on your list of day trip possibilities, especially if you’re a lover of the arts and culture of the surrounding areas. The art scene here is local bound and perfect for those who love any kind of creative vibes. You’ll find tons of breweries and cafes you’ll get to enjoy as well. It’s only an hour and a half away, if you’re daring to take the trip up north, you won’t regret it.
  • Hamilton, New Jersey should always make it on your day trip list. This location is ideal for those who love a more laid back creative scene. There is contemporary art and sculptures all over this area with tons of local cuisine to choose from. You don’t even need to plan what you need to do when you get here, because just driving through the area will fill up your itinerary in no time. At only just over an hour, it’s not that absurd to day trip to Hamilton!

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