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New York City

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
Big Apple
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world. An agglomeration of vastly different cultures from around the world, the city is perhaps best explored through its many small diners and world-famous restaurants. With a population of over 8 million, the city is one of the world's major centers for media, fashion, food, culture, art, research, trade, and finance. Its famous skyline includes some of the most recognizable buildings on the planet, drawing millions of tourists from every corner of the world. To experience the city more fully, travel on foot or on the subway. Put New York City at the heart of your travel plans by using our United States itinerary maker app.
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Popular things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Scenic Walking Area
Central Park
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
Empire State Building ©
Observation Deck
Empire State Building
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
World heritage site
Statue of Liberty National Monument
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in New York City

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
Church
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Ellis Island ©
Historic Site
Ellis Island
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
New York Public Library ©
Specialty Museum
New York Public Library
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in New York City

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American Museum of Natural History ©
Natural History Museum
American Museum of Natural History
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ©
World heritage site
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Frick Collection ©
Art Museum
Frick Collection
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Tenement Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Tenement Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from New York City

Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bronx Zoo ©
Zoo
Bronx Zoo Bronx
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Coney Island ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Coney Island Brooklyn
4.0
Duration: 3 hours
Prospect Park
Park
Prospect Park Brooklyn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in New York City

Bryant Park ©
Park
Bryant Park
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery ©
Park
SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
World Trade Center's Liberty Park ©
Park
World Trade Center's Liberty Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Columbus Park ©
Park
Columbus Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in New York City

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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ©
Religious Site
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Trinity Church ©
Religious Site
Trinity Church
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
St. Paul's Chapel ©
Religious Site
St. Paul's Chapel
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Welcome to Harlem ©
Nightlife
Welcome to Harlem
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Brazil NY Tour ©
Nightlife
Brazil NY Tour
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelry
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
9/11 Memorial ©
Monument
9/11 Memorial
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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