See a show on Broadway · 4. Riseny · Little Island · One World Observatory · Westfield World Trade Center Are you thirsty for more? Discover the 50 best things to do in New York. Although the One World Observatory occupies the 100th and 102nd floors of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, this observation platform can be reached in just 60 seconds through a set of “Sky Pod” elevators, which offer great visual immersion. During the interactive tour, guests walk through some of the foundations on which the building is built before entering the elevators, which are equipped with floor-to-ceiling LED screens that show a video of the history of the city and the building.
Once at the top, the video concludes when the screen is raised to reveal stunning 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline. After enjoying the views, head to One Café for a casual meal, One Mix for small plates and cocktails, or, the jewel, One Dine for a complete dining experience with large windows overlooking the skyline (reservation required). Do you feel like taking a helicopter tour of the Big Apple? Well, now's your chance. Arguably, there's no better way to see New York City than flying high in the sky, right? Grab your camera (and your seatbelt), sit back and relax while the pilot takes you across one of the most iconic skylines in the world.
Not sure which one is right for you? Check out our top picks of the best helicopter tours in New York to help you decide. Have you seen everything you could on the streets of New York and are you looking for an ocean-oriented activity? It's time to go to the New York Aquarium. Whether it's to visit the penguin habitat or to whet your appetite at mealtime, the oldest aquarium in the United States. UU.
It has a lot to discover. Be sure to visit the sea lion pool, the recreated reef and the shark exploration tank, only if you dare. Summit One Vanderbilt sits atop the new 67-story One Vanderbilt, a 1401 foot tall skyscraper. As the fourth tallest building in the city after the One World Trade Center, the Central Park Tower and 111 West 57th Street, it is located just west of Grand Central Terminal, where the underground experience is accessed for the first time.
After walking through a corridor with mirrors and its own immersive elements, visitors take an elevator to the 91st floor, where they are 300 meters above the streets and sidewalks of New York. Kenzo Digital has created a fully reflected infinite room called Air that reflects the sky and the views of the city over and over again, making you feel like you are walking in the sky or on another plane of existence. Looking above and below you in this two-story space, you see that your reflection repeats itself forever. After climbing to the third level of this experience, guests will discover Levitation, a series of transparent glass boxes that protrude from the building 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue.
Here, you can stand on the other side of the street with only one glass between you and the floor. It's certainly not for the faint of heart. The Frick Madison is now located at 945 Madison Avenue, the former headquarters of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Met Breuer, while Henry Clay Frick's mansion is undergoing an enormous renovation. This new season will last two years, and while Marcel Breuer's brutalist building is far removed from the Gilded Age mansion, the space offers a very different and unusual view of the collection, according to museum officials.
Unlike the Frick Mansion, the Breuer building is a clean slate, in sharp contrast, which really helps to draw the viewer's attention to individual works. Here the eyes are not busy looking at ornate furniture. It's about seeing the smallest details of the artwork that you might have overlooked in the mansion. According to Ian Wardropper, director of Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen, he's a different Frick than you've ever met.
In fact, you can't miss visiting JFK International Airport thanks to this magnificent and completely renovated TWA terminal, which serves as a hotel, food and drink and convention destination. The interior of Eero Saarinen's iconic 1962 building exudes 1960s elegance, with 512 rooms overlooking the JFK walkways, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, a rooftop pool, and an observation deck. To really feel out of the city, head to the 38-acre wilderness area on the west side of the park known as Ramble. The area has a long history (as a gay cruise destination that dates back to the beginning of the last century, among other things), and was even proposed as a recreational area in the mid-1950s.
Fortunately, the winding trails, rocks and streams remain, apparently waiting to be discovered. If you want lots of sun and a more social atmosphere, spread out a blanket at Sheep's Meadow, where there are groups that play guitar and frisbee and tan topless as far as the eye can see. Lady Liberty or Liberty Enlightening the World, as it is officially known, was a gift from France on the United States' hundredth birthday. A universal symbol of freedom that welcomed more than 10 million immigrants who were sailing around Ellis Island in the early 20th century, the copper-clad sentinel measures 305 feet high from the bottom of its base to the tip of its torch.
Book three weeks or more in advance to see the New York skyline from Liberty Island, with access to the statue's crown, and go earlier if you also want to take the ferry to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. We won't argue if you want to call this glittering pinnacle of Art Deco architecture the most impressive skyscraper in New York. The triangle-shaped windows in its crown are covered with lights, creating a beautiful nightfall effect. The structure, which exudes a wealthy sophistication that is often identified with old New York, pays homage to its namesake with giant eagles (replicas of those that were added to Chrysler cars in the 1920s) instead of traditional gargoyles and a relief sculpture of brick racing cars, with chrome hub caps.
During the famous three-way race to build the tallest building in Manhattan, the Chrysler added a needle-sharp stainless steel spire to the top 40 on Wall Street, but it was surpassed shortly after its completion in 1930 by the Empire State Building. Tim Lowery Each urban park offers its own style of green escapism, but this lush expanse goes beyond landscaped flora. In addition to housing swaths of vegetation, including the 50-acre forest, with some of the oldest trees in the city, the garden cultivates a rotating list of shows that give a nod to the most precious green spaces in the world, such as the majestic grounds of the Alhambra Palace in Spain and Monet's outdoor sanctuary in Giverny. Sarah Bruning If you're looking for a fantastic spot to enjoy a panoramic view of everything the city has to offer, head straight to the Brooklyn Promenade.
Opened in 1950, this one-third mile stretch of pavement along the East River has long been a favorite destination for residents, tourists and couples looking to relax next to an unforgettable stretch of the New York skyline. From here you can see stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Soak up the views by taking a stroll through 19th century townhouses along the tree-lined side streets of Brooklyn Heights, or head to Brooklyn Bridge Park. This museum from the Middle Ages may have been built in the 1930s, but it looks much older than that.
Located in a bucolic park overlooking the Hudson River, the structure recreates architectural details of five 15th century monasteries and houses elements from the Met's medieval art and architecture collections. Rockefeller, who donated the land for the museum, even bought land across the river to preserve the pristine view. Be sure to inspect the tapestries, including the famous 16th century Unicorn Hunt. Andrew Frisicano Learn about the glorious history of American aviation and the courageous heroes who pioneered the world's last frontier at this non-profit educational institution that features the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid.
Founded in 1982, the museum also has an incomparable collection of warplanes, a Blackbird spy plane, a Concorde, the nuclear submarine USS Growler, a prototype space shuttle and a capsule that returned one of the first astrotourists to Earth. The permanent exhibitions include a heartbreaking 30-minute video with audiovisual effects on the suicide attacks suffered by the Intrepid, while the new rotating programs range from a summer film series (starting with Star Trek, as it should be) to an annual Space %26 science festival. Dao The Lincoln Center, one of the largest performing and visual arts campuses in the world, began construction in 1959 thanks, in part, to funding from John D. Today, the center is home to 30 world-class venues, such as the Metropolitan Opera House, the David H.
The Koch Theater and the Julliard School, as well as 11 resident organizations that, together, organize thousands of events every year. At the heart of the complex is the renowned Josie Robertson Plaza, whose fountain can be seen spewing out streams of water illuminated in white with the golden glow of the Met lobby as an elegant backdrop. Dao In 1986, artists and activists created this 4.5-acre urban park on a landfill. It now hosts large-scale sculpture exhibitions throughout the year, and it's one of the few places in the city specifically designated for artists to create outdoor works.
The splendid space in Queens overlooks the Manhattan skyline and is open 365 days a year, with a green market, free yoga and tai chi classes and much more. Located just a ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, this Staten Island gem, a former home for retired sailors, remains a secret. Covering 83 acres, the area has a huge botanical garden and a cultural center surrounded by cobblestone streets and small paths of Victorian and Tudor houses. One of the most popular attractions is the Chinese Scholar's Garden, equipped with magnificent rocks that look like mountains inspired by the poetry and paintings of Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist monks, as well as a path in the bamboo forest and a pond full of koi.
The Jewish Museum, located in the Warburg mansion of 1908, organizes temporary exhibitions of contemporary and modern art and also has an important collection of works of art and Judaica. There is a permanent exhibition specifically for children, as well as a restaurant that includes an outpost in the upper area of Russ %26 Daughter, the iconic Lower East Side provider of kosher delicacies such as smoked salmon, sabre and whitefish. Founded in 1897 by the Hewitt sisters, granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, the only museum in the United States. UU.
Dedicated exclusively to design (both historic and modern), it has been part of the Smithsonian since the 1960s. The museum hosts periodic interactive family programs that allow children to experiment with design. This space of 12 galleries occupies an old photoengraving floor, and the entire building was designed by artist and sculptor Isamu Noguchi to be an oasis of meditation amidst its sandy industrial environment. In addition to some of his most emblematic sculptures, sketched, painted and collages studies, architectural models and stage and furniture designs, there is a garden full of works by Noguchi.
You can guarantee that most New Yorkers have climbed the cyclone. After all, it's been found on the banks of the Coney Island Canal since 1927, which is quite a feat considering that it's built with wood. Thanks to an injection of money from Astroland, an organization that took over in the 70s, this fun attraction is still going strong, which will give you a little comfort to remember when you let yourself be carried away by the old and exciting attraction. Danielle Goldstein: The century-old main branch of the NYPL is almost as majestic a setting for reading with the laptop or with those old, dusty things called books as the one you'll find in the city.
Two huge marble lions from Tennessee, named Patience and Fortitude, flank the main portal and have become the institution's mascots. Once inside, check out the cavernous Rose main reading room, which spans nearly 300 feet and is equipped with chandeliers and stunning ceiling murals. Although it's an elegant setting in most cases, it's also where Bill Murray uttered: “Are you menstruating, Alice? and “Step back, man, I'm a scientist in Ghostbusters. Tim Lowery's main exhibition (MOCA) describes the development of Chinese communities on these coasts from the 17th century to the present through objects, images and videos.
Mixed-media exhibitions cover the development of industries such as laundries and restaurants in New York, Chinese stereotypes in pop culture, and the suspicion and humiliation experienced by Chinese Americans during World War II and the McCarthy era. There is also a gallery dedicated to temporary exhibitions, such as works by contemporary Chinese-American artists. This elegant addition to the city's museum scene is entirely dedicated to German and Austrian fine art and decorations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A creation by the late art dealer Serge Sabarsky and the cosmetics magnate Ronald S.
Lauder is home to the largest concentration of works by Gustav Klimt (including his iconic Adele Bloch-Bauer I) and Egon Schiele outside of Vienna. You'll also find a bookstore, an elegant (and expensive) designer store, and the Old World-inspired Café Sabarsky, serving up to date Austrian cuisine and delicious Viennese pastries. El Barrio), El Museo del Barrio is dedicated to the work of Latino artists who reside in the U.S. The permanent collection of 6,500 pieces ranges from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary installations.
The space also has renovated galleries, an exposed patio for programming and events, and a panLatino café that serves tacos, chili and rice with beans. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States in 1886 in honor of the friendship established between the newly created United States of America and France during the French Revolution. It has become an American symbol of freedom and welcomes immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life. Only visitors who are in good health and who plan in advance to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty, as tickets are limited and allow access to the crown for approximately 240 people per day.
Even if you can't visit La Corona, a visit to Liberty Island can be very rewarding. It's amazing to see the Liberty Island statue and realize how big it is. Ranger-guided tours of the island are free and offer a wealth of information about the Statue of Liberty and its history. Of its approximately 22 million annual passengers, approximately 1.5 million passengers on the Staten Island ferry are tourists who take the free trip to enjoy the iconic views of New York.
Travelers and tourists can see New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty during this one-hour trip between Lower Manhattan and St. The Empire State Building is the most emblematic and recognized symbol of New York City, and it is essential to visit this legendary structure and its observation deck. This classic New York City attraction offers millions of visitors each year with spectacular views of New York City and the surrounding area from its 86th and 102nd floor observatories. The Empire State Building, which opened during the Great Depression in 1931, reflects its Art Deco era in its architecture and lobby.
Buying tickets for the observation decks in advance reduces waiting time and is especially important if you're in New York City during the busy holiday season. More than 2 million works of art from around the world and from all over history are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. If you're an art lover, the Met is worth visiting for its vast and diverse collection. There's no way to see everything this museum has to offer in a single day, but just a few hours will give you an idea of its most important jewels.
For lovers of history and the military and for anyone who wants to set foot inside a submarine, you can't miss the Intrepid Sea Space Museum, Air %26.With a spectacular collection of airplanes and incredible views of downtown Manhattan, the museum is a memorable experience right from the start. Before the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, among other things, ferries transported New York City residents across the harbor and the Hudson River. Grand Central Terminal is both an essential New York City transit hub and a true example of Beaux-Arts architecture. Let the world believe that the Empire State Building has the best view of New York City: it makes the crowd a little more manageable on the spectacular outdoor observation deck of Rockefeller Center 30.
Grand Central Terminal has been dubbed the “most beautiful station in the world” and is one of New York City's top tourist attractions. This comprehensive list outlines the top tourist attractions in New York City that travelers won't find anywhere else. You'll find a wide variety of New York sites in this distinctive multi-block complex. In fact, only on the ground floor is the ice-skating rink full of tourists, the bronze statue of the Atlas and the “Today Show” square.
For those who choose not to climb the 154 steps that lead to the crown, the pedestal offers panoramic views of the harbor and of downtown New York City. The MSG is still an incredibly busy stadium that is home to both the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers. With a marble facade and a pair of large Corinthian beams, the New York Public Library is a masterpiece. In a nod to the city's heritage, the museum kept the hyphen of its name, which is how New York was known in the early 19th century.
After making history as the place where the Oreo cookie was invented, Chelsea Market has become one of the most popular food halls in New York City. Discover the New York attractions that locals love, including historic monuments, stunning New York parks, and more. South of St. Louis is an oversized copy of Michelangelo's Piedad, made by the same sculptor who created the lions in front of the New York Public Library, on 42nd Street.