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Top Choice Park in Upper West Side & Central Park

Central Park

One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and reservoir — not to m…
Top Choice Arts Center in Upper West Side & Central Park

Lincoln Center

This stark arrangement of gleaming modernist temples houses some of Manhattan’s most important performance companies: the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet and the iconic Metropolitan Opera House, whos…
Top Choice Landmark in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is America's most famous and historically important gateway. Between 1892 and 1924, over 12 million immigrants passed through this processing station, dreams in tow. Today, its Immigration Museum delive…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Grand Central Terminal

Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is one of New York’s beaux-arts beauties. Adorned with Tennessee-marble floors and Italian-marble…
Top Choice Park in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This 85-acre park is one of Brooklyn’s best-loved attractions. Wrapping around a bend on the East River, it runs for 1.3 miles from just beyond the far side of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atlant…
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The vast collection of art contained within this palatial museum (founded in 1870) is one of the world's largest, with more than two million individual objects in its permanent collection: paintings, sculptures, tex…
Top Choice Museum in Upper West Side & Central Park

American Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1869, this classic museum contains a veritable wonderland of more than 30 million artifacts – including lots of menacing dinosaur skeletons – as well as the Rose Center for Earth & Space, which has a …
Top Choice Monument in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Statue of Liberty

Reserve your tickets online well in advance (up to six months ahead) to access Lady Liberty’s crown for breathtaking city and harbor views. If you miss out on crown tickets, you may have better luck with pedestal ti…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Empire State Building

This limestone classic was built in just 410 days – using seven million hours of labor during the Great Depression – and the view from its 86th-floor outdoor deck and 102nd-floor indoor deck are heavenly. Alas, the …
Top Choice Bridge in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge

A New York icon, the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, was the world’s first steel suspension bridge. Indeed, when it opened in 1883, the 1596ft span between its two support towers was the long…