New York travel attractions are as varied as the city itself. Take in a Broadway performance or visit iconic neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo or West Village for some sightseeing fun.
Rockefeller Center features 30 Rockefeller Plaza, an Art Deco skyscraper featuring spectacular views from its Top of the Rock observatory deck. Be sure to book early as lines can often form and move slowly. Mumbai to New York flights are available through Cathay Pacific.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and an invaluable symbol of hope to millions who immigrated to America. For many visitors to New York City, seeing both Liberty Island and Statue of Liberty can be an unforgettable experience.
A full guided tour is the ideal way to visit both Ellis Island and its statue. These tours feature skip-the-line tickets, multilingual audio guides, priority entrance to both attractions, as well as skip-the-line tickets. In addition, visiting both attractions gives visitors an in-depth glimpse into US immigration history.
Experience Lady Liberty during its busiest season: summer! More frequent ferry services and an increased volume of visitors means longer waits for entry; to avoid soul-crushing queues, try booking a tour that departs Tuesday-Thursday and take advantage of early access tickets or purchase an All-Inclusive pass for Lady Liberty.
All Statue of Liberty ferries stop at Ellis Island, where you can explore the museum and learn about America’s rich history as a destination for immigrants. Furthermore, climbing the 154 stairs leading up to its crown offers unparalleled views of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Staten Island and Verrazano Bridge – many visitors find this to be the highlight of their visit to New York’s Statue of Liberty.
Ellis Island, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, has long been an integral part of American immigration history. Here people were processed for entry to the US while also serving as a place for injured or sick soldiers to be detained. Now open daily, visit Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration to gain more insight into this iconic location.
The museum features three floors dedicated to immigration history in America. Exhibits, theater performances and gift shop can all be found here. Visiting without purchasing a ticket is possible; early arrival is advised as lines may form quickly; an audioguide is also provided for use within the museum for those with limited time.
For an in-depth experience of Ellis Island Museum, reserve a ticket for the Hard Hat Tour. This package offers round trip ferry service, guided tour of Ellis Island hospital complex, access to Family History Center with 65 million searchable records and allows visitors to connect with their ancestors.
As soon as it’s time to head back, make sure to purchase your ferry tickets from the official Statue Cruises ticket office within Castle Clinton in order to avoid overcharging from peddlers. Arriving early also provides you with time to enjoy the scenery, take in Ellis Island and the statue before the crowds arrive!
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History stands out as one of the premier natural history museums worldwide, taking up four city blocks on Manhattan’s Upper West Side near Central Park. Renowned for its collections and exhibitions that trace Earth’s development over millions of years, its exhibits showcase many dinosaur skeletons, herds of stuffed animals and its magnificent crystal garden full of gemstones – many hop-on hop-off bus tours even offer stops directly outside this landmark!
While you’re here, take advantage of the Museum’s pay-what-you-wish ticket option for residents in NY/NJ/CT by purchasing it at its front desk (not online) or prebook your ticket ahead to save time and hassle.
The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is free; however, for an additional fee you can upgrade your experience by enjoying an IMAX or 3D film or Hayden Planetarium Space Show. Wheelchair users will appreciate that access is fully wheelchair accessible; furthermore there is also a Discovery Squad on hand for assistance if required. For more information regarding current hours and exhibits please visit their website – the current hours can also be found there!
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
SUMMIT is New York City’s newest and most cutting-edge attraction, taking an innovative approach to an observation deck experience by blending art, technology and design elements for an engaging journey that highlights all that New York City offers. A must-see when visiting NYC!
Though there are taller skyscrapers in the world, few were specifically created with tourist attractions in mind – this makes SUMMIT One Vanderbilt truly special among its peers.
Snohetta designed SUMMIT One Vanderbilt to offer stunning panoramic views from an array of immersive experiences. Natural light fills the space during the daytime and at nightfall it becomes alive with an unforgettable light and sound show for an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt can be experienced through various tickets, such as regular timed entry or the Ultimate SUMMIT Experience, which provides visitors with VIP treatment including fast track passes for the elevator ride and cocktails at one of the bars on the observation deck. Furthermore, visitors will have an unforgettable photo op opportunity at its iconic X-shaped mirrors, making this experience especially attractive to Instagrammers. In addition, cutting-edge UV-c light sanitization and MERV 16 air filtration technology is used throughout to ensure their health and safety is guaranteed at all times.
Times Square is an unforgettable destination, from strolling along neon-lit streets to watching the New Year’s Eve ball drop, with millions visiting annually. Home to iconic landmarks, dazzling displays, family-friendly attractions and tasty cuisine; Times Square offers an unforgettable NYC experience.
Madame Tussauds New York is an amazing wax museum with more than 200 hyper-realistic statues of famous people ranging from celebrities and politicians, sports stars, fictional characters and fictional icons like Barack Obama in his Oval Office or Jennifer Aniston on the red carpet – plus 4D movies and 7D shooter games are part of its offering! Admission for families is included with their New York Pass!
Shoppers in Times Square can find an assortment of goods ranging from designer clothing and souvenirs, to specialty stores like Hershey’s Chocolate World with the world’s biggest HERSHEY’S candy store; other shops include Grand Slam New York for Yankees memorabilia and Pele Soccer Store with all your soccer gear needs; additionally there are restaurants, bars, and the famed Broadway theaters all within this vibrant neighborhood.
The Theater District is at the epicenter of NYC’s Broadway theatre scene and boasts world-class restaurants and hotels. Situated in midtown Manhattan, this neighborhood contains some of the city’s most beloved attractions and landmarks – making it an essential stop on any trip to New York. Even those not planning on attending any performances should not skip visiting.
Times Square is one of New York City’s premier travel destinations and an unforgettable experience, whether or not you plan on seeing a Broadway show. Packed with bright lights, retail stores, street performers and tourist traps alike, Times Square provides a memorable visit that won’t disappoint. No wonder it earned New York the name – or reputation – of “city that never sleeps”.
Make the most out of your trip to Central Park by taking time to visit all its other attractions and landmarks, from Grant’s Tomb to Thomas Edison’s laboratory and factory in West Orange. And don’t forget CENTRAL PARK with its breathtaking beauty and variety of activities; visit Strawberry Fields for John Lennon tributes; skate at Wollman Rink or explore Sheep Meadow for an unforgettable experience!
Are you on a tight budget and in search of something fun and affordable to do in Times Square? Consider visiting the TKTS booth where discounted tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows can be purchased, plus family attractions such as Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium and Madame Tussauds New York which provide fun attractions.