TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City



Hello, New York! The city itself is a huge tourist attraction in America. It’s a dream for many people to visit this amazing place, known for its size, popularity and won’t it be amazing to visit the spots where many of your favorite movies were filmed?

However, if you are short of time, make sure to visit these TOP 10 tourist attractions in New York City.


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10. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the best tourist attraction in New York City. This is the largest art museum in the United States of America and one of the most visited art museums in the world.

The main building is very big and, generally, this institution has a collection of art works from the ancient Egypt and classical antiquity, various paintings, sculptures and a collection of modern art. If you are into art, then this place shouldn’t miss from your personal portfolio of visited destinations.

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City / Copyright littleny / shutterstock

9. The Chrysler Building

Another skyscraper worthy of our attention is the Chrysler Building. This building was the tallest in the world from May 27, 1930 to April 30, 1931, when the Empire State Building took the lead. The Chrysler Building, however, was never owned by this company although it was designed for the car manufacturer.

Nevertheless, Walter P. Chrysler paid for this building and left it as heritage to his children. This building is a fine piece of art, and if you like architecture, be sure that you are going to love this masterpiece.

Chrysler Building at night in Manhattan, New York City | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

Chrysler Building at night in Manhattan, New York City / Copyright Songquan Deng / shutterstock

8. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

We all know about the tragic terrorist attack which occurred in the USA on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial Museum commemorates the nearly 3,000 victims which died in this terrible attack. The memorial is located in the place of the former World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Tower.

Although this tourist attraction is a bit sadder, one should visit this place and pray for the souls of those who didn’t make it.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum / Copyright M. Shcherbyna / shutterstock

7. Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House is a feast for the eyes and ears. The architecture is exquisite and everything is gorgeous, from the courtyard to the chandeliers. If you are an opera lover, we recommend you to visit this amazing place.

But beware that the tickets can be quite expensive. Nevertheless, the performance is worth the price and you won’t regret a penny spent for the show.

Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center / Copyright Sean Pavone / shutterstock

6. New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is the 2nd largest public library in the US and the 4th largest in the world. It is huge and all the knowledge it has is protected by 2 big lions. Main attractions of this magnificent building are the Lego lions inside the library. Moreover, the library has a copy of the Gutenberg Bible.

Everybody can access the 53 million items for research purposes. The architecture of this building won’t let anybody unmoved, so make sure to visit one of the largest libraries in the world.

View of the Public Library in New York | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

View of the Public Library in New York / Copyright GagliardiImages

5. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a beautiful place of worship for catholic believers. If you are catholic yourself, then this tourist attraction is a must.

This place is filled with good and God’s power. Whether you have some physical or psychological issues, you can solve them all after visiting Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The building itself is very big and beautiful. It is a masterpiece which deserves all our attention.

Exterior of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

Exterior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York / Copyright Sean Pavone

4. The Empire State Building

As soon as you step into Manhattan, you will find yourself in another world, a world of skyscrapers, huge billboards and a lot of people. Empire State Building is one of those skyscrapers which catch your attention. Currently, it is the 5th tallest building in the US, but it was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970.

Visitors can enter the building and go up to the top. We promise that the scenery you are going to witness will impress you to the bottom of your heart.

View over the Empire State Building from a roof top in New York City | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

View over the Empire State Building from a roof top in New York City / Copyright Marc Venema

3. Central Park

Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States of America, and also one of the most filmed locations in the world. Annually, this park is visited by around 37.5 million people. It is quite big; it has an area of 341 ha.

The flora and fauna are also quite diverse, and because the park is open all year round, you can observe all these beauties whenever you feel comfortable. This park is perfect in a city with such skyscrapers, it feels like a refuge.

Aerial view of Central Park, Manhattan | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

Aerial view of Central Park, Manhattan / Copyright T photography

2. Times Square

Times Square is the same as shown in the movies; very busy pedestrian intersection, with massive billboards, a lot of people of different nationality, offering the impression that you are at a very low level, given that the place is surrounded by tall buildings.

You have a feeling of being super small among all those big elements, but you get used to it after a while. This intersection was known as the Longacre Square in the past, but it was renamed after The New York Times moved its main office to the Times Building, in 1904. After visiting Times Square you will want to visit it again and again; this place is magical.

Amazing View of New York Times Square | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

Amazing View of New York Times Square / Copyright emin kuliyev

1. The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of New York City. This copper statue can be observed on the Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Yes, you can go up to her crown and take a look at New York City from up there. This is one of the best places to see in New York.

There are helicopter tours on the island, you can check out Manhattan from above. This copper woman is a gift from France people to America after the latter gained independence. This statue symbolizes freedom and welcomes the immigrants arriving from abroad. Make sure to step on the Land of Freedom.

The Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline | TOP 10 Tourist Attractions in New York City

The Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline, New York City / Copyright Luciano Mortula

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