A trip to New York City is a unique and unforgettable experience. With popular attractions like Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Yankee Stadium to name but a few, the city of NY holds more attractions concentrated in one area than any other place on earth.
New York City pulsates with irrepressible energy, and each of its five boroughs offers plenty to see and do, great restaurants, popular cultural spots and unforgettable activities.
It is the most visited city in the United States and like ancient Rome, it proudly displays its symbols of power.
What to see in New York
Here are the main and most famous New York attractions that absolutely deserve to be visited. If you can see at least 10 of these places, surely you can be more than satisfied with your trip or vacation to New York.
Central Park is a large green park in the heart of Manhattan surrounded by skyscrapers. Designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, Central Park is home to 843 acres of verdant views. The best way to see it all? By bike, along its well-marked paths, ranging from 2 to 10 km.
Empire State Building
The majestic architecture of the Empire State Building rivals the neighbor Chrysler Building for being the most eye-catching building in New York, and is the second tallest skyscraper in the city, after Freedom tower.
The view over the city from the 86th floor observatory is breathtaking. To avoid the crowds, it is best to visit early in the morning and buy the online ticket to reduce waiting times for entry.
Grand Central Terminal
This historic and vibrant station is a temple to New York's illustrious past. For more than a hundred years, this transit center has funneled thousands of commuters (over 700.000 per day) through its expansive halls.
The terminal is a sight for its architecture and functionality.
Among the main features and symbols: the vaulted ceiling, the constellation that adorns it and the four-sided clock, made of opal, at the top of the main information booth.
The Brooklyn Bridge is an elegant reminder of New York's history of architectural innovation. When it opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was an engineering miracle.
It was the first structure to cross the East River and was the longest suspension bridge in the world for many years.
Now, it attracts thousands of tourists and locals, who enjoy spectacular views of Lower Manhattan and other city landmarks (such as the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island).
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is not just a New York attraction, but the symbol of the city. Perhaps no other attraction in the world is as iconic as the Statue of Liberty. To avoid the crowds to take the ferry, book a full tour first, ferry + visit.
The Statue of Liberty still welcomes the millions of visitors who visit the city every year.
One World Observatory
Located between the 100th and 102nd floors of the tallest building of the Western Hemisphere, this new observation deck can be reached in just 60 seconds via a series of super-fast elevators.
These indoor 'Sky Pods' offer virtual images, recreated thanks to the LEDs covering the walls from floor to ceiling, showing a video of the city and the history of its construction. Once at the top, the video concludes, the elevator doors open to offer the public a stunning 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Il Metropolitan Museum of Art it is the largest museum in New York and one of the largest in the world, one of the few places in the city where you can literally spend an entire day and only be able to see a small part of the museum.
Behind the doors of its iconic neoclassical facade are 17 collections of works spanning countless eras and cultural perspectives, from prehistoric Egyptian artifacts to contemporary photography.
It is the only elevated park in New York and is one of the most popular destinations in Manhattan. It is easy to see why it is one of the main attractions of the city. The High Line is a section of the elevated railway that has been abandoned since 1980.
This area has been re-evaluated, becoming a beautiful green space. This linear park of over 2km runs from Hudson Yards to the north of Chelsea. Today it is an urban playground decorated with flowers and plants, offering New Yorkers and tourists some of the best views of New York.
Theater District is the theater district of New York. Each year, around 13 million residents and tourists take part in the shows staged at one of Broadway's 40 theaters.
Most of the city's theaters are located in this neighborhood located between 41st Street at 52nd Street and Sixth Avenue at Eighth Avenue. Each season offers a new wave of megamusicals, plays and revivals.