5/5 - Excellent
AnshulSep 16, 2018
Too many attractions on walking distance.
With its metallic and concrete skyline towering over everything in sight, Manhattan is a place built up like no other. Although it is only about 24 square miles (62 square kilometers) in area, many people describe feeling as if they are in the center of the universe when they are here. Go south and you’ll be in the presence of some of the world’s most important financial institutions, in the Financial District. Go north and you’ll stand where jazz was invented, in Harlem.
No matter which direction you go, Manhattan’s attractions will appear as many as they are varied. Walk beneath an enormous configuration of advertisements in Times Square. Watch a live performance of your favorite play on Broadway. See the Knicks, Rangers or Liberty play a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Retreat into a lush oasis of knolls, ponds and a zoo at Central Park.
Downtown, wander through the fashion seat of the world in SoHo and TriBeCa. Browse over 18 miles (29 kilometers) of books at The Strand bookstore and play a game of chess just up the block at Union Square. Linger among the greatest figures of the contemporary American art world in Chelsea.
Eat at dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants or grab a slice of pizza from a pizzeria. Whether you want stellar Chinese, Indian, French, Italian or Ethiopian food, you can find it all here. If you feel like grabbing a drink, enjoy any of the thousands of bars and clubs that remain open late into the night.
Many who live here boast of how convenient it is to walk from place to place. Yet New York City also has one of the best subway systems in the world, and nearly every line runs through the island.
Manhattan has so much to see and do that you may not be able to fit everything into one trip. This is all the more reason to rise early and stay out late in one of America’s best urban experiences available. Then, plan to return again and again.
Museums, Entertainment and Theaters
New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.
One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.
No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.
This majestic, lively hub for commuters is a must-see for architecture buffs.
Venture into one of the world’s most iconic buildings, which harks back to a time of industrial growth and art deco flair.
Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic.
Choose your favorite New York sights and activities and save on admission. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observatory. Jump aboard the Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour or board the ferry to Ellis Island and meet Lady Liberty herself.
Pay your reverent respects to the victims of 9/11 at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Reflect before the quiet fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, and learn about the heroes, sacrifices, and ongoing impact of the tragic 2001 attacks.
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building.
Get a 360-degree experience of not one but two of America's most iconic sites on an Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour. Enjoy special access to the Pedestal and enjoy stunning views over New York Harbor.
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Ticket includes access to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Step inside The Met 5th Avenue, a Big Apple institution whose roots go back to 1866, and admire the Beaux-Arts Fifth Avenue façade and Great Hall before skipping the ticket line and grabbing a map to plot out your day.
Visit: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900 Brooklyn Children's Museum promotes a family friendly environment where you'll access exhibits which offer boundless opportunities for sensory play and exploration that encourage children’s social, emotional and physical development.
Verified travelerSep 9, 2018
On the edge of busy and average.
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