Top things to do in New York City

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 Landmark in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is America's most famous and historically important gateway. Between 1892 and 1924 more than 12 million immigrants passed through this processing station; more than 100 million current Americans are the…
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The vast collection of art and antiquities contained within this palatial museum (founded in 1870) is one of the world's largest and most important, with more than two million individual objects in its permanent col…
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 itself around a 1.3-mile bend on the East River, it runs from just beyond the far side of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atla…
Top Choice Historic Building in Midtown

Chrysler Building

Designed by William Van Alen and completed in 1930, the 77-floor Chrysler Building is the pin-up for New York's purest art deco architecture, guarded by stylised eagles of chromium nickel and topped by a beautiful s…
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 views from its 86th-floor outdoor deck and 102nd-floor indoor deck are heavenly. Alas, the…
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Guggenheim Museum

A New York icon, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s conical white spiral is probably more famous than the artworks inside, which include works by Kandinsky, Picasso and Pollock. Other key additions, often exhibited in t…
Top Choice Museum in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

National September 11 Memorial Museum

Just beyond the reflective pools of the September 11 Memorial is the National September 11 Memorial Museum, incorporating part of the site and the few remnants of the towers. Architecturally intriguing and deeply mo…
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 …