10 Top Tourist Attractions in New York City

10 Top Tourist Attractions in New York City

10 Top Tourist Attractions in New York City. The largest and most populated city in the
USA, New York City is often called the “city that never sleeps” because it is constantly
buzzing with activity. The metropolis is the nexus of culture, art,
architecture, history and entertainment. With so much to see and do in the city, it
can be overwhelming to a New York novice. This comprehensive list outlines the top tourist
attractions in New York City that travelers won’t find anywhere else. 10: September 11 Memorial. The National September 11 Memorial has been
constructed in honor to those who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The names of those who died are engraved in
two bronze panels flanking the Memorial pools. The pools are each nearly an acre in size
and mark the footprints of the Twin Towers that once stood on that site. The National September 11 Memorial Museum
serves to educate the public on the implications of the attacks through multimedia displays,
archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts. 9: High Line. The High Line is a public park built on a
historic freight rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side. The park is maintained and operated by Friends
of the High Line, which fought for the preservation and transformation of the rail line into green
space. Every month there are new fun and diverse
activities for visitors. These include stargazing, tree tours and art
tours along with season specific events such as the Haunted High Line Halloween in October. Some of the park’s attractions include naturalized
plantings and splendid views of the Hudson River. The High Line also integrates cultural attractions
into its design with architecture and art installations. 8: Grand Central Terminal. Grand Central Terminal has been dubbed the
“world’s loveliest station” and is one of the top tourist attractions in New York
City. The cavernous Main Concourse is home to the
impressive clock made of pearly opal glass. Visitors are also treated to the elaborate
astronomical ceiling decorations originally conceived in 1912. The lower level, home to the dining concourse
and train tracks, offer diverse dining options including the Oyster Bar. Vanderbilt Hall just off the main concourse,
which was originally constructed as a waiting room, now hosts the annual Christmas market
and special exhibitions. The elegantly restored Campbell Apartment
was meant to replicate a 13th-century Florentine palace, but now hosts tourists and commuters
in its cocktail lounge. 7: Rockefeller Center. A tour of Rockefeller Center, a complex of
19 buildings built by the Rockefeller family, offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of
New York City’s greatest treasures. These buildings have housed many major corporations
over the years including General Electric and are home to the NBC studios. At 70 stories high, the Top of the Rock observation
deck gives visitors an unobstructed 360 degree views of New York City. The NBC Studios tour gives visitors the chance
to glimpse the sets of their favorite NBC shows or sit behind a news desk. Rockefeller Center is also home to Radio City
Music Hall, which was restored to reflect its 1930s glamor. Rockefeller Center transforms during the holiday
season with the impressive Christmas tree overlooking the skating rink and Radio City
Christmas Spectacular. 6: Fifth Avenue. Ranked as one of the most expensive shopping
streets in the world, Fifth Avenue is a prime destination for visitors with a taste for
luxury. The section of Fifth that crosses Midtown
Manhattan between 49th and 60th Streets is lined with high-end shops including designer
showrooms and prestigious department stores. The section of Fifth Avenue between 82nd to
105th streets on the Upper East Side is referred to as the Museum Mile. Nine museums are situated along this stretch
of Fifth including the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 5: Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and
1883, is one of the oldest and most recognizable suspension bridges in the world. It spans 5,989 feet and connects Manhattan
to Brooklyn across the East River. More than 120,000 vehicles, 4,000 pedestrians
and 2,600 bicyclists cross the bridge every day. Visitors to the bridge can walk, drive, or
bike across this famous New York City landmark. There is a pedestrian walkway situated above
the traffic, where visitors can take in views of the harbor and both boroughs. The 2 km (1.3 mile) stroll across the bridge
offers plenty of opportunities for admiring the New York skyline. 4: Times Square. With over 39 million visitors annually, Times
Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction. The bright lights and big city feel of this
commercial intersection have iconified this spot as “The Crossroad of the World.” Today, Times Square is a major center of the
world’s entertainment industry. The annual New Year’s Eve ball drop, which
began in 1907, has been a staple of the square’s allure. The shopping, entertainment and plethora of
restaurants offer many activities and options for every type of visitor. It’s an area not to be missed on a trip
to New York City. 3: Central Park. Located in the center of Manhattan, Central
Park is a sprawling 840 acres and home to Belvedere Castle, the Central Park Zoo among
many other attractions. For naturalists looking to take a break from
the big city, relaxing in the Great Lawn or a walk along the extensive paths throughout
the park can offer a much needed respite. There are also plenty of outdoor activities
to entertain visitors including catch and release fishing at the Dana Discovery Center,
rowboat rentals from the Loeb Boathouse. The park boasts six miles of paved roads open
only to joggers, bicyclists as well as skateboarders and inline skaters. Central Park is also especially friendly for
families with playgrounds and the Tisch Children’s Zoo. 2: Empire State Building. The iconic Empire State Building soars over
a quarter of a mile above Manhattan and offers expansive views to the millions of visitors
it attracts every year. On a clear day, visitors can see New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. There are two observations decks in the tower,
on the 86th floor and 102nd floor. Both offer impressive views and interesting
facts about the building’s extensive history and importance. The Empire State Building has made appearances
in over 250 films and was named “America’s Favorite Architecture.” It is open daily from 9:30am until midnight
and tickets can be purchased at the counter or online. 1: Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France
to the United States, has welcomed new arrivals to the shores of America for over a hundred
years. Lady Liberty on her pedestal stands at an
impressive 93 meters (305 feet), which visitors can climb for views of Brooklyn and Gustave
Eiffel’s supportive framework. For those who choose not to climb the 154
steps to the crown, the pedestal offers panoramic views of the harbor and downtown New York
City. Guided tours of Liberty Island are offered
throughout the day by Park Rangers and a self-guided audio, offered in nine languages, tour is
included with a ferry ticket to the island.

60 thoughts on “10 Top Tourist Attractions in New York City

  1. Ugh. Quit watching. I wanted the top 10 in the state. I have no interest in the city. I wanted Thousand Island, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls and Letchworth State Park. Next…

  2. Funny… New York never seemed very attractive as a place to visit but, many years ago, I would consider doing it. Now, the more I know about the place, the less interesting it seems To the point that, I´ve started to think that unless you´re somehow mentally impaired or coming from one of the numerous shitholes existing in the world… why would someone want to waste precious time visiting New York city at all??? There are sooooooooooooooooooo many beautiful and interesting places in the world to visit before even thinking about New York…

  3. 2 topic attractions, You must visit North Brother Island and Hart Island BRONX and you'll want to….revisit

  4. The beautiful thing about New York City is the energy from everyone who has ever lived or visited the area over a very long period of time. Listening to this video is like having someone extinguish part of your soul. New York City is too real to give it a computer generated narration. A pedestrian commentator would be better than this. That would be real and true. New York City deserves nothing less than an honest review. Shame on World Top 10.

  5. Eu Proprio said he or she didn't like New York at all , so I answered him or her: Funny……. I'd like to know if you are mentally left-handed. When comunists existed, they had a very similar point of view and their "understanding of life" was rather similar to yours. But communists prooved wrong and they disappeared even from Russia and China, there are no more communists in the so called "first world", they all had to go to Africa and South America, see Venezuela for example, but I do have good news for you: they all think like you

  6. There is way more to NYC than just Manhattan: (google these for the street view to look around, with your mouse). Each borough has about 12 or more sections and each look different

    Grand Concourse
    Marble Hill
    White Plains Road
    City Island
    Pelham Parkway
    Co-op City (Bronx)

    Fort Greene
    Red Hook
    Bed stuy
    Clinton Hill (Brooklyn)

    Lower east side
    Washington Heights
    Spanish Harlem


  8. You have too be here once in your life,the first time I visit Newyork was in 1966,allmost 52 years ago…Manhatten ever buy from the Native ,the Dutch buy it for only one Gulden,than there was only wetlands,like the surrounding around Newark

  9. I have been to New York once , the year after 911 , I remember walking around the fenced off area where the towers stood and remember seeing a skyscraper (not sure what direction) where a few floors up there was police tape where they had found more body parts , I loved my trip to New York, I met and talked to many of you, you all made my trip special (this after people here in Colorado told me I wouldn't enjoy New York) , I still get emotional but I am so proud of New York, more importantly , New Yorkers… I came as part of a contingent of Christians to serve , was there for 2 weeks and stayed in Mid Town Manhatten , had a great time for the short time I was there, love all of you… Never Forget

  10. One of the top 10 tourist attractions in New York is Ground Zero? I think the victims of the World Trade Center attacks would have loved to have heard this. Heck, even "Preppie Murder" victim Jennifer Levin would have loved to have heard this.

  11. New York City especially Time square is very busy and interesting place. If any one want to visit here and looking for cheap flights, visit our website to get discount.

  12. How come a video of a statue replica of the statue of Liberty is in here? I was surprised to see a road of cars next to the statue, and the long white pedestal was wrong…. that was a replica, and not the real statue, which is on an island (shown later)

  13. New York over price real estate too expensive too much traffic. Move for investment opportunity Michigan Ohio Colorado Vermont those places Is where new money is.

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