With the plethora of attractions in New York City, it can be hard to decide what’s the most essential to visit. Take a walk in Central Park, gaze upon gorgeous art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and witness the city from up high. You can do all of that and more when you plan a vacation in NYC. The team at Elite Destinations has compiled a list of the best NYC attractions for your convenience. Check it out and start planning your trip to “The City That Never Sleeps” today!
1. Statue of Liberty
America’s most iconic sight, the Statue of Liberty should be at the top of every first-time visitor’s list of things to do in New York. You can see the statue from land, with particularly good views from Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan. If you want to truly appreciate the Statue of Liberty, the best thing to do is to take a short boat trip to Liberty Island and see it up close.
2. Central Park
This attraction is meant to be enjoyed on a nice day. Take a stroll through The Ramble, pay tribute at Strawberry Fields, and picnic in Sheep’s Meadow. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free!
3. Observation Decks
With a legendary urban skyline, NYC is a city you must see from up high. The Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, and the One World Observatory are three of the best observation decks to try out during your stay. No matter which one you choose, you will be floored by the breathtaking view.
4. Metropolitan Museum of Art
As the largest art museum in the United States and among the top visited museums in the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art simply can’t be missed. If you are a first time visitor, make sure to check out the permanent collections, including the first floor’s Greek and Roman art, Egyptian art, and the second floor’s Islamic art exhibits.
5. Grand Central Terminal
As one of the most beautiful buildings in all of New York, Grand Central Terminal is a perfect place to go and just soak up the scenery. This famous landmark offers an extensive selection of retail shops and restaurants inside as well.
The New York Apartment of Your Dreams
Experience the Big Apple in all its glory with these can’t miss activities and then return home to recuperate and relax in an intimate residence that’s all yours. Elite Destinations has the perfect place for you to stay during your NYC adventure. The elegant One Central Park apartment is located at the corner of Central Park and Columbus Circle, putting you in the heart of everything. Enjoy a fully equipped European-style kitchen, a living room with a plasma television, room service, and much more!