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Popular Attractions in New York City

If you're a first time visitor to New York City, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in New York City.


What are some good attractions in New York City?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in New York City.

Central Park
14 E. 60th St New York, NY (212) 310-6600
High Line Park
210 10th Avenue New York, NY (212) 500-6035
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave New York, NY (212) 535-7710
Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island New York, NY (212) 561-4500
Times Square
1560 Broadway Times Square New York, NY (212) 768-1560
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street New York, NY (212) 708-9400
American Museum of Natural History
79th Central Park West New York, NY (212) 769-5100
Empire State Building
350 5th Avenue New York, NY (212) 736-3100 ‎
Central Park Zoo
5 Avenue a New York, NY (212) 439-6500
Rockefeller Center
1230 6th Ave New York, NY (212) 332-6868
Bryant Park
New York, NY (212) 768-4242
Top of the Rock
30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY (212) 698-2000
The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive New York, NY (212) 923-3700

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"midtown has St Patrick's Catholic Church Rockefeller CenterTheater, and food/shopping in every direction."  See More

"High Line Park - an elevated public park on a historic freight rail line."  See More

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art- can't miss it!"  See More

"See as much as possible-since you are at the south end of Manhattan, take the free ferry to Staten Island and go past the Statue of Liberty."  See More

"I don't know about the shows but for tickets go to Times Square and there is a tickets booth where all tourists lineup these tickets are at discount and the line moves pretty fast you'll get a good deal there on a show"  See More

"There are other parks that I do like as well such as Bryant Park, Madison Square Park and Washington Square Park."  See More

"Hi, The Museum of Modern ArtMOMA is a must and the The Metropolitan Museum of ArtMET."  See More

"The American Museum of Natural History or the Whitney Museum are my favorites."  See More

"At that time - we went to see Cats, did the Empire State Building."  See More

"The park itself has many an attraction, including the central park lagoon, the Central Park Zoo, and many pleasant walking trails."  See More

"Historic sites to see: Empire State Bldg, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Times Square, Top of the Rock, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, Little Italy, Chinatown New York, NBC (NY) Employees FCU, United Nations Headquarters, Unisphere, Central Park and Coney Island are a few :"  See More

"see: Brooklyn Bridge Park; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Central Park; United Nations Headquarters; The Cloisters, New York Public Library, Prospect Park, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Bryant Park, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Metropolitan Opera & Museum of Modern Art)."  See More

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  1. Central Park
  2. High Line Park
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  4. Statue of Liberty
  5. Times Square
  6. Brooklyn Bridge
  7. Museum of Modern Art
  8. American Museum of Natural History
  9. Empire State Building
  10. Central Park Zoo
  11. Rockefeller Center
  12. Bryant Park
  13. Top of the Rock
  14. The Cloisters
Where can I find out more about New York City?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from New York City locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about New York City.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Don't forget to check what most people recommend is the ideal length of time to visit. Read more about how many days in New York City to stay.

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