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Sightseeing and landmarks in New York

Art museums

Art Museum
“The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world.”
  • 972 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free Thursdays 5pm-10pm & 1st Saturday of the month (except Jan & Sept) 5pm-11pm”
  • 1155 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The museum's collection has grown over eight decades and is founded upon several important private collections, beginning with that of Solomon R. Guggenheim. The collection is shared with sister museums in Bilbao, Spain and elsewhere. In 2013, nearly 1.2 million people visited the museum, and it hosted the most popular exhibition in New York City.”
  • 368 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as the "Whitney", is an art museum in Manhattan. It was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom it is named. The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art”
  • 320 locals recommend
Art Museum
“the contemporary art outpost of the MoMA! PS1 has parties called Warm-Ups every Saturday in the summertime and often host live performance art on Sundays. Always quite cutting edge and provocative, the space itself is quite cool, I believe it is the oldest modern public school building in NYC.”
  • 270 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free, 1st Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 12 PM. Free, under age of 18. Pay as you wish, Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ On display are works by Monet, Rembrandt, Bellini, El Greco, and many other famous artists”
  • 134 locals recommend
History Museum
“Free, 3rd Saturday of every month, 11 AM - 6 PM. Free, under the age of 12.”
  • 115 locals recommend

History museums

Science Museum
“The iconic NYC natural history museum has just underwent a renovation and is a sight to see. It is also a free museum.”
  • 585 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Tenement Museum is a great place to learn about the history of our city's roots. You'll be transported back in time to see how early immigrants lived in the tenements on the lower East side. The tours typically last one hour and usually require stair climbing. Not good for children under 6. Check their website for tours and times. Reservations are a must!”
  • 271 locals recommend
History Museum
“You can go inside if you want but just enjoying the views is nice too. Plenty of parks, green grass, and walking opportunities by the water. Daytime is best but it's still safe at night as well - and not nearly as crowded.”
  • 136 locals recommend
History Museum
“Free, 3rd Saturday of every month, 11 AM - 6 PM. Free, under the age of 12.”
  • 115 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great way to learn about the underground world of NYC and all of its transit marvels and mayhem. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Schomburg Center has dynamic weekly programs, screenings and discussion. This is a venue to definitely visit during your travels to NYC. Located in Harlem, NY. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
History Museum
“This was a military headquarters during the American Revolution. And it's the oldest house in Manhattan! Definitely worth a visit.”
  • 56 locals recommend
History Museum
“Founded in 1986, the Museum presents rotating exhibitions and activities related to the history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks of the city. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Building
“The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, in New York City, United States. Its name derives from the nickname of the State of New York The Empire State Building is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, between 33rd and 34th Streets”
  • 439 locals recommend
Bridge
“Scenic walk just down the street across the oldest bridge. Will drop you in Dumbo, BK full of great views and dining.”
  • 445 locals recommend
Park
“Stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Drop down into Brooklyn Bridge Park and explore Dumbo from here”
  • 240 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Although sunsets are obstructed by the buildings, the colors of the sunsets are worth seeing. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome park and piers just near flat. NYC skyline views are not to be missed!”
  • 141 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“One World Trade Center (also known as One WTC or Freedom Tower[note 1]) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals. Located at the center of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.”
  • 39 locals recommend

Historic sites

Building
“The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, in New York City, United States. Its name derives from the nickname of the State of New York The Empire State Building is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, between 33rd and 34th Streets”
  • 439 locals recommend
Building
“Memorial fountains, One world trade observatory (overpriced! book on groupon to save a bit), Occulus”
  • 209 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Make sure to go to the actual museum too! One of the best museums I've been too, and it is free after 5pm on Tuesdays. Go at 4:30pm to get tickets if you do decide to do the free entry.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Building
“At the heart of lower Manhattan. This is the Freedom tower and the 911 museum are right there. This is where you end up if you take the WTC PATH train into the city. From here you can grab other subway lines or walk to the Wall Street area, Battery Park, City Hall and if you're adventurous walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn. There is a walking/biking path on the water that you can take all the way up the west side of the city on the Hudson. Very scenic. You can rent City Bikes here and many other places as a fun way to get around.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Beautiful grounds and architecture, full of history! Lots of tours and special events.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Church
“The brick and marble Roman Catholic church, which opened in 1879. Many celebs got married here, one that comes to mind for me is the Latin actress TALIA.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Island
“Bar none, this is my favorite place in NY. You have to take a ferry to get there, but it's like a bike and walk only version of NYC. You get all the views, there are great activities (on weekends), and it offers stunning NYC views!”
  • 116 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Libraries

Neighborhood
“This is our neck of the woods! Williamsburg is a dynamic and thriving New York hot spot. The birthplace of Indie Rock, it’s now a full of small and eclectic boutiques, restaurants and public spaces. Amid all the change, there’s still a sting Latino and Hassidic community that call this place home, making Williamsburg a fascinating example of how cities are facing in the rise of the attention economy and the boutique coffee ization of the neighborhood. Whether you’re interested in urban Life or just want to have a relaxing and iconic Brooklyn vacation, You could spend your entire trip exploring and meeting the community. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Library
“Brooklyn's Central Library is literally open 7 days a week for your convenience. The building's history dates to 1889, when the Brooklyn Park Commission was authorized to select a location for the library. In 1912, ground was broken on architect Raymond F. Almirall’s imposing Beaux-Arts design, but construction slowed and eventually ceased in the following years as the nation and the borough endured economic difficulties brought on by World War One and the Great Depression. A single unfinished wing of the building sat empty on Flatbush Avenue for more than two decades. Construction resumed on a reimagined Central Library in 1935, and the building finally opened to the public on February 1, 1941.”
  • 177 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Schomburg Center has dynamic weekly programs, screenings and discussion. This is a venue to definitely visit during your travels to NYC. Located in Harlem, NY. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Library
“Go charge your phone in the Rose Main Reading Room...I mean go read a book in that room. :)”
  • 94 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Also a historic neighborhood with beautiful architecture and great views of Manhattan skyline. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Library
“Home to many cultures. Come around to Sunset Park to see the sunset and movie nights sometimes!”
  • 35 locals recommend
History Museum
“The best place to find many answer about NYc and known more about New York people I”
  • 41 locals recommend