The 9 Must-See Attractions in New York City 

By Sarah Johnson, Posted on 03 May, 2023 at 03:24 am

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When you think of New York City, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the hustle and bustle of Times Square. But there’s more to the city than just that. From Central Park to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, there are plenty of amazing attractions in NYC that every visitor should try to check out! Let’s take a look at some of the top spots you must visit while in New York City. 

Central Park

No trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to Central Park. This iconic 843-acre green space is filled with lush gardens, tranquil lakes, and plenty of fun activities for all ages. Whether you want to take a romantic stroll along one of its many paths or rent a rowboat on the lake, Central Park is definitely worth checking out during your stay!

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

This museum offers an immersive experience into one of America’s darkest days. It’s filled with interactive exhibits and displays that tell the story of how September 11th affected our nation. You can also view artifacts from the tragedy such as pieces of steel from the Twin Towers and photographs taken on that fateful day. Visiting this museum gives us an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives and honor them by learning more about what happened that day. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of New York City’s most beloved attractions. Home to over two million works spanning 5,000 years, this museum houses some of the world’s greatest masterpieces from Monet and van Gogh to Michelangelo and Picasso. It also features special exhibits throughout the year so you can always find something new and exciting here!

Empire State Building

This landmark skyscraper stands at 1,454 feet tall and offers stunning views both day and night from its 86th floor observatory! Take an elevator ride up 102 stories above Manhattan where you can get 360-degree views of NYC as well as surrounding states like Connecticut and Pennsylvania on a clear day. It’s definitely a sight you won’t want to miss!

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock is a must-see destination for anyone visiting New York City. From the observation deck, visitors can experience breathtaking views of Manhattan and beyond, taking in iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and Central Park. Top of the Rock offers a unique and immersive way to learn about New York City, from seeing its skyline from above to hearing entertaining stories from guides on the Observation Deck. You can even get souvenirs and food snacks at Top of The Rock, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget!

The High Line

The High Line in New York City is a great example of urban renewal. The two-mile long elevated linear park and greenway repurposes old railway tracks above the city streets and provides pedestrian access to the bustling industrial district of Manhattan's West Side. The High Line is now a vibrant public space for locals and visitors alike, full of art installations, eclectic gardens, and stunning views over the Hudson River. The spectacular open-air walkway has become an icon in its own right, with its unique blend of celebrated architecture and modern innovation. The High Line makes a visit to NYC well worth it; from enjoying a springtime stroll under blossoming trees, or relaxing while observing street life below – The High Line promises moments that don’t forget.

Manhattan Skyline

Seeing Manhattan's iconic skyline for the first time, many visitors to New York City are awe-struck. From the bustling streets of Manhattan below, you can see The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and The Statue of Liberty. To truly appreciate its beauty, it helps to take in Manhattan's skyline from afar. Whether across a river or atop a skyscraper, Manhattan looks its best when seen from afar. Many visitors make it a point to watch Manhattan's evening skyline come alive as the neon signs turn on and the reflections dance off Manhattan's busy streets. You may never tire of gazing up at Manhattan's skyline - so unique and unforgettable that even photos do not do it justice!

Statue of Liberty

A symbol of freedom and friendship to the world, the Statue of Liberty graciously stands on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. As one of the United States' best-loved symbols, it is an enduring reminder of democracy, hope and loyalty to country. For generations, Lady Liberty has been an enduring source of inspiration and strength. Although small in real life compared to what we see in pictures, she evokes a sense of history like nothing else can. Her torch forever guiding us forward, as if pointing us towards a new home where freedom and justice reigns. No matter how times may change or ideologies evolve, Statue of Liberty will remain a testament to America's promise and potential for generations to come.


Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott New York Staten Island is the perfect accommodation for tourists visiting NYC! Its convenient location puts visitors within quick and easy reach of Staten Island. From awe-inspiring strolls through Staten Island to educational visits at The Met, visitors can make the most out of their stay with Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott New York Staten Island. At the same time they can honor those lost on 9/11 and appreciate beautiful scenes from Empire State Building's observatory deck.

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Sarah Johnson

Sarah produces creative and informative content based on her travel experience. She keeps her blogs up-to-date with the latest information. 

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