The classic slogan is “I Love New York” for a reason. Year in and year out, New York City is one of the top tourist destinations for visitors from all over the world. It doesn’t matter whether you’re drawn to New York City for its museums, restaurants, theaters, stores, historical sites, or all of the above. There’s no shortage of attractions here to fill your New York days and nights with unforgettable memories in the making.
New York City is famous for its visually stunning skyline. As home to some of the most impressive skyscrapers around, it’s not surprising that many guests relish the opportunity to experience the Big Apple from the sky. There are several outstanding observation decks in Manhattan that let you do just that. The Empire State Building—perhaps the most famous skyscraper in the world—has not one, but two observation decks that provide unforgettable views of the surrounding city. Top of the Rock Observation Deck occupies the 70th floor of the iconic Rockefeller Center, and is a can’t-miss experience for many visitors. Edge at Hudson Yards is the latest entrant to the observation deck marketplace. 100 floors above the ground, it features one of the world’s highest outdoor viewing platforms.
Another hallmark of New York City is its rich, diverse assortment of museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an essential stop for many visitors, and the Museum of Modern Art is a mecca for art lovers. Other memorable institutions in the area include the Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, just to name a couple. This just scratches the surface of the many other remarkable museums, zoos, botanical gardens, and galleries found throughout New York.
For a city that’s always on the cutting edge, reinventing itself time and time again, New York is also home to many powerful historical sites. These include such attractions as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, which pays moving tribute to the victims and survivors of the World Trade Center attacks, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, where you’ll find a fleet of historical ships, planes, and space shuttles. And, of course, no trip to New York is complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.