New York City’s is home to some of the world’s most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and One World Observatory, the island of Manhattan packs more famous icons into one compact area than any other place on earth.
New York City’s skyline is awe-inspiring. The skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, islands and monuments create a breathtaking panorama that is instantly recognizable worldwide. The grandeur of the cityscape is best viewed from One World Observatory. The observation decks, located on the top three floors of One World Trade Center, offer a stunning perspective on New York City. For a spectacular vista that includes the Empire State Building itself, head up to the Top of the Rock, located on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
No trip to New York City is complete without experiencing some of its world-class cultural institutions, and Museum Mile is a good place to start. This stretch of Fifth Avenue, from East 82nd to East 105th Streets lays claim to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Academy Museum & School, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and El Museo del Barrio.
For the true NYC experience, it’s essential to go out after dark. The City is home to a bounty of concert venues. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, the Highline Ballroom, Irving Plaza and many more all host both rising and multiplatinum artists. The Lower East Side and Williamsburg are two of many neighborhoods that are full of bars running the gamut from classy joints to gritty dives to dancing dens. NYC’s comedy clubs host headliners and rising stars every night of the week.