“The Empire State,” “The Great American Melting Pot,” “Gotham,” “The City that Never Sleeps,” and most famously “The Big Apple” are the references or nicknames for New York. Fast-paced and ever-changing with ideals like peace and liberty along with cultural and linguistic diversity, New York is attractive for many to live in, to migrate to, and to visit. Here are is our pick of the top 8 must visit attractions of New York City.
Statue of Liberty
the Statue of Liberty has kept its torch high in New York Harbor since 1886 and is a quintessential emblem of American independence, and no travel to Liberty Island is full without a visit to the Mother of Exiles. The huge pedestal of the statue contains an observation deck as well as galleries documenting the interesting past of the 305-foot copper statue.
The Empire State Building
Having made an appearance in numerous movies and tv shows, The Empire State Building is a world-famous landmark that remains a Manhattan icon for a good reason. The main deck on the 86th floor is the tallest open-air observatory in NYC, providing breathtaking 360-degree views of the Hudson and East Rivers, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and more. If it isn’t high enough, head to the 102nd floor’s indoor observation deck for a complete shot of Central Park. The 80th floor holds the Dare to Dream exhibit, which honors the 3,400 people who built the 1,454-foot skyscraper and features original and authentic photos, design drawings, and development notes.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History, established in 1869, is one of the biggest and most respected museums in the world. The complex comprises four floors of display halls of over 32 million items, including exhibits ranging from plant and animal species to historical artifacts, fossils, minerals, and more. It includes a planetarium, an Imax theatre, and several lecture rooms. It is a perfect place to promote a wider interest in science and culture. The museum gives well-guided tours and even occasional sleepovers at the museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, colloquially named “The Met,” established in 1870, is a rich chest of unique and exquisite artifacts where art is honored. Crafts, antiques, furniture, shoes, clothes, books, weapons, and guns are all part of this stunning set. The museum lives in three iconic locations, “The Met Fifth Avenue,” “The Met Breuer,” host of modern and contemporary art, and “The Met Cloisters,” which holds medieval artifacts. Established as a way of educating the American public on the beauty of international art and architecture, the organization quickly expanded to become one of the world’s leading art repositories.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The Edge, a 1,131-foot-high-observation deck, is the tallest man-made viewing platform in the Western Hemisphere. A triangular platform at the top of 30 Hudson Yards where patrons can peer down on New Yorkers walking below like little ants.
9/11 Memorial and Museum
The memorial and the museum are solemn, poignant, and touching tributes to almost 3,000 people who lost their lives during the 9/11 and 26 February 1993 terrorist attacks. It offers a full illustration of the bravery and humanity displayed globally, nationwide and worldwide during the attacks, and is interspersed with fragments of buildings and other wreckage retrieved by those who sacrificed their own life to rescue others.
From lavish musicals such as The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia! , edgy, thought-provoking films, frequently starring big-name stars in leading roles, there’s plenty for everybody in one of the world’s leading theater destination. Lyceum is Broadway’s longest continuously running legal building, and Manhattan’s most popular theatre.
Coney Art Walls
Located in the center of the Coney Island Amusement District, Coney Art Walls is an outdoor public art gallery, designed by Joseph Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch, displaying pieces by prominent local and foreign artists. The public art wall project provides live entertainment and iconic dining from all over New York City
New York is an ever-changing city that provides us with a variety of to notch places choose to visit, it is hard to narrow them down in one list, but these locations are evergreen and iconic, and they have a reputation all around the world.