One of the city's most popular museums, the MoMA gets you up close and personal with Warhol, Rothko, Kandinsky, Braque, Picasso, de Kooning, and other greats as well as lesser-known artists. Not only a palace of visual art, MoMA hosts an incredibly well-rounded selection of celluloid gems, from documentary shorts and Hollywood classics to experimental works and international retrospectives.

Though free, the 4 to 9pm Friday slot draws massive crowds, so be prepared. MoMA gallery tickets are valid for film screenings. The dining options here are superlative as well.