10 Best New York City Attractions

04. Broadway and Shubert Alley

Visiting New York City and not taking in a Broadway show must be called a great miss. Being the pinnacle of American theater, Broadway is famous for its wonderful performances. Broadway is a large area with a great number of theater venues along the street of Broadway and in the theater district. You can book your tickets well in advance.

Home to two well known playhouses namely the Booth and the Shubert, Shubert Alley is a renowned pedestrian only alley in the theater district. This is the place where aspiring actors frequent looking for opportunities to perform in plays sponsored by theater baron, Sam S. Shubert.

05. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Major New York City AttractionsFounded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is common known as “the Met”. This is one of the most prominent New York City Attractions because it houses over 2 million works of art. The highlights of the Met’s collection include renowned photographs, musical instruments, Egyptian art, and American decorative arts, costumes, arms and armor.

06. Rockefeller Center

Home to NBC-TV and radio and several other media, Rockefeller Center is an enormous shopping and entertainment complex located in the middle of Manhattan. There are a great number of shops and restaurants inside the Rockefeller Center. You can find the famous sculpture of Atlas right in front of the complex. If you want to have the best views of New York City skyline, try the top of Rock Observation Deck. You can buy tickets in advance.

07. Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue is one of the premier shopping areas in New York City as many renowned designers have their stores located along the avenue. Saks Fifth Avenue, the famous Apple Store Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf-Goodman, Tiffany, and Cartier, line this posh avenue in NYC. If you are not interested in shopping, you can always enjoy a pleasure walk along the avenue.

08. Brooklyn Bridge

Established in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has to be one of the most popular New York City Attractions. This beautiful bridge was in fact world’s first bridge to be made of steel. Spanning the East River from Manhattan, this renowned structure inspired many generations of American songwriters, poets and painters.  You should simply love crossing this wonderful bridge and beholding the views of nearby landscapes.

09. Times Square

Times Square photoTimes Square is one of the most visited New York City Attractions being one of the busiest parts of the city. Previously known as Longacre Square, Times Square was named after the New York Times tower in 1904. This renowned commercial intersection and neighborhood of midtown Manhattan is brightly adorned with advertisements and billboards. It is considered as the one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the world. It is often referred as “the heart of the world”, “the center of the universe”, and the Crossroads of the World. Shopping, hanging out with friends, eating and enjoying Broadway shows in nearby theater district are some of the major activities around Times Square.

10. Chrysler Building

Located on 405 Lexington Avenue, Chrysler Building is one of most recognizable New York City Attractions. One interesting fact about it is that it has never been occupied by the Chrysler car company but still the Art Deco building remains firmly associated with the auto giant.  It was once the tallest building in the world for a short period of time.

These are out 10 best New York City Attractions. If you do not agree, please comment below to let us know what else should have been in this list.

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5 Comments on "10 Best New York City Attractions"

  1. One World Trade Center is my favourite

  2. Another must-see is NYC’s secret garden – The New York Botanical Garden @NYBG in the Bronx with its historic landmark conservatory. It’s the New Yorker’s beloved version of Kew Gardens, a museum of plants.

  3. Sandra Buckley | 27/07/2017 at | Reply

    The High Line public park on Manhattan’s West Side is awesome – the couple of times I’ve been have been gloriously and sunny and warm (even at Xmas 2015) and I couldn’t think of a more tranquil place to be

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