Top 10 Must-See Attractions in New York City

New York City is a popular travel destination from January 1st to December 31st of every year. With so many people coming in and out of the city, there must be something cool going on there, right? Well, unless you’ve been living in a cave your entire life and this is the first thing you’ve ever read (welcome back to society, by the way), then you already know that New York City is a popular travel destination for it’s sheer modern size and also it’s historic significance.

If you’re headed to New York City this year or next, make it a point to see the most notable attractions in town. Here are BluePromoCode's 10 most significant attractions across New York City’s 5 boroughs that you must see!

1. Statue of Liberty: By far America’s oldest and most famous lady, the Statue of Liberty is more than just a massive gift from our friends in France; it is a symbol of the hope felt by America’s first immigrants. The Statue of Liberty in the New York Harbor is very easy to visit, especially if you happen to be staying in the bustling borough of Manhattan! Try a tour package with Gray Line New York if you’re rightfully eager to see the Statue.

2. World Trade Center Memorial: 9/11 is a day that will never be forgotten. Pay your respects to one of the most tragic days in modern history by visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City on your next trip.

3. Central Park: Besides being a massive park right in the middle of a metal jungle, Central Park is also home to the Central Park Zoo, one of two zoos in NYC. An entire day can be spent in Central Park! If you’re traveling to New York City with family or younger children, visiting Central Park is definitely something you’ll want to do during your trip.

4. Rockefeller Plaza: An “iconic building in NYC” could be referring to any number of skyscrapers in America’s most metropolitan city. However, the GE Building of the Rockefeller Plaza is always at the top of the conversation. Try taking a tour with Smart Destinations through the studios where shows like “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” are filmed or just admire the architecture from outside!

5. Natural History Museum: Speaking of things being filmed in New York City, the Natural History Museum is where Ben Stiller filmed his family-flick, “Night at the Museum”. You’ll learn a little about everything in the Natural History Museum as you tour through sections devoted to the dinosaurs, the ocean and yes, even space!

6. United Nations Building: One of New York City’s most internationally significant buildings is the United Nations Building where, you guessed it, the United Nations meet! Maybe not the most exciting place to visit in NYC, but it definitely holds a lot of weight across the globe and is also much better than staying at your hotel room. Also better than staying at a hotel room, staying with Home Away and enjoying comfort that will make visiting places like the UN Building more enjoyable and less fatiguing.

7. South Street Seaport: New York City is full of beautiful areas. However, few can compare to the beloved South Street Seaport in the Financial District. Restaurants, popular shops and some of the city’s best nightlife all call the South Street Seaport home.

8. Brooklyn Bridge: One of America’s longest and oldest suspension bridges also connects two of NYC’s most favorite boroughs: Brooklyn on the east and Manhattan to the immediate west. The Brooklyn Bridge is a must drive-over for the simple fact that Manhattan and Brooklyn are two boroughs worth visiting! Enjoy the view and if you find yourself walking across, don’t forget your camera.

9. Grand Central Station: Few things in New York City have been filmed, or are at least as recognizable in film, as Grand Central Station. With 67 tracks running through it, Grand Central Station is easily the world’s longest train station! Even if you’re not catching a ride on one of the station’s 47 platforms, stopping in for a spell is a good call for any tourist.

10. Madison Square Garden: New York City is definitely a sports town and Madison Square Garden just so happens to be the place to catch some of the city’s hottest teams. During the winter, head to Madison Square Garden for a New York Knicks game or, if you’re more into hockey, the New York Rangers!

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  1. I have gone to many of them they are really nice places to visit. I would like to visit the place that is 9/11 memorial as I haven't visited that before.

  2. hmmmm... this comes handy. I'm planning to go there when my brothers come for a visit.

  3. i'm not much of a city wanderer, but somehow, have been to almost of the places here, well, except Madison Square, as never got the chance to see sports event when I was still there. my favorite spot in NY that would always be special in my heart though is Queens and Broadway.