Here are the top 198 tourist attractions to see in New York City:

1. Statue of Liberty

4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The statue of Liberty is located in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island. It is a Revolutionary structure and a lasting symbol of freedom and democracy.

2. Times Square

4.3 /5

5 km
from city center
2 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Commonly called "The Crossroads of the World", Times Square is located in Central Manhattan at the intersection of Broadway and the Seventh Avenue. Times Square has been a popular attraction for over a century.

3. Empire State Building

4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Empire State Building, located in Midtown Manhattan, is a splendid 102-story skyscraper attracting tourists all round the year.

4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
4 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or simply the Met, was made in 1870. It is an abode to world's finest art collections.

5. Central Park

3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
5 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Central Park is the play area of New Yorkers. This enormous park with its green and leafy tracts in the middle of the city is something that makes New York such a delightful city and not just a concrete jungle.

6. Brooklyn Bridge

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn gives a marvellous view of both the boroughs.

7. Grand Central Terminal

3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Popularly called as Grand Central Station, this historic landmark is located in Midtown, Manhattan.

8. Rockefeller Centre

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
8 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Rockefeller Centre tour is absolutely magical. It is the hub of Manhattan.

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9. Wall Street

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Wall Street is situated in Financial district in the lower Manhattan, New York City.

10. MoMA

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
10 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Museum of Modern Art is located in Midtown, Manhattan. It has several exhibitions displaying the world's most extraordinary collections of modern and contemporary art.

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11. The New York Public Library

3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
11 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

One of the best free attractions in NY city is the New York Public Library. It is the second largest public library in the US and the fourth largest in the World.

12. St. Patrick's Cathedral

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
12 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Directly across the Rockefeller Centre, St. Patrick's Cathedral is a marvellous gothic-style Roman Catholic Cathedral church in the New York City.

13. McCarren Park

3.5 /5

2,527 km
from city center
13 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The 35 acres huge McCarren park is located in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York. It is famous for its soaring arches and lush greens. The park is filled with flowers and trees.

14. Pelham Bay Park

3.5 /5

24 km
from city center
14 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The Pelham Bay Park, situated in Bronx, New York, is the largest in the city at 2,765 acres where one can enjoy activities like fishing, golf, and hiking. It is well known in New York for its scenic landscapes.

15. Fort Tryon Park

3.5 /5

2,275 km
from city center
15 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Fort Tryon Park is one of the most beautiful parks in New York City. Located in the Hudson Heights and Inwood neighbourhoods of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, this 67-acre park overlooks the Hudson River, making it a perfect picnic spot. You can spread a blanket on the lawns and look over the panoramic views of the park.

16. Hudson River Park

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Hudson River Park is a waterside park on the Hudson River located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is a 550-acre park, making it the second-largest park in Manhattan after Central Park.

17. Tompkins Square Park

3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
17 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The 10-acre park is located in the middle of the East Village in Manhattan, New York. Tompkins Square Park is famous for its rare American Elm trees. The Hare Krishna Tree at the center of the park is significant to the Hare Krishna faith and is a good place for meditation and yoga.

18. Fort Greene Park

3.0 /5

4 km
from city center
18 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Fort Greene is a 30-acre park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The park houses the Prison Ship Martyrs monument that consists of a 100-foot-wide granite staircase and a central Doric column 149 feet high. It is illuminated at night, making it a sight to behold. The park is also famous for its monarch butterflies.

19. Inwood Hill Park

3.0 /5

19 km
from city center
19 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Inwood Hill Park is one of the best parks in New York City to explore and relax. It is located in the Inwood neighborhood of the Manhattan borough, New York City. The park is famous for the Hudson River Bike Trail and a hiking trail. Bald Eagles are commonly spotted in the park.

20. Flushing Meadows Park

2.5 /5

14 km
from city center
20 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, better known as Flushing Meadows Park is the best park in New York to take a relaxing stroll or ride bicycles. It is located in Flushing Bay, in the northern part of Queens in New York City.

21. Socrates Sculpture Park

2.5 /5

9 km
from city center
21 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Socrates Sculpture Park is the best park in New York City to enjoy art. It is situated in the neighborhood of Astoria, Queens in New York City.

22. Rockefeller Park

2.0 /5

1 km
from city center
22 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Rockefeller Park is one of the best parks in New York located at the North end of Battery Park City. It is well known throughout New York for its wildlife, carriage trails, and scenic beauty.

23. Shakespeare Garden

8 km
from city center
23 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Shakespeare garden is a themed garden in New York City. It is located in Central Park in NYC. It is close to the Delacorte Theatre, an open-air venue. The garden has almost all of the 175 plants mentioned in the works of Shakespeare.

24. Conservatory Garden

2.0 /5

10,390 km
from city center
24 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The Conservatory Garden is an English style garden located in the northeastern part of the famous Central Park in New York City. You can reach it through the Vanderbilt Gate at Fifth Avenue. It is the only formal garden in New York and has over six acres of flora.

25. Paley Park

2.0 /5

6 km
from city center
25 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Paley Park is one of the best parks in New York City. It is an urban pocket park located on 53rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues in Manhattan. The small park is the perfect place for having a relaxing time.

26. Hudson River Greenway

1.8 /5

5 km
from city center
26 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The Hudson River Greenway is the longest in Manhattan (3.2 miles) and it offers a beautiful view of the Hudson River and New York City. It stretches from the Bronx down to Battery Park at the south peak of Lower Manhattan.

27. City Hall Park

1.8 /5

0 km
from city center
27 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

City Hall Park is a park in New York City located on Broadway. It is known for its lush trees and a view of NYC. It is surrounded by centuries-old government buildings.

28. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

9 km
from city center
28 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is a reservoir in Central Park, in the Manhattan borough of New York. It extends from 86th to 96th Streets and covers 106 acres. It is also known as the Central Park Reservoir.

29. John Lennon Memorial park

7 km
from city center
29 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Strawberry Fields in Central Park in New York is a memorial to former The Beatles member John Lennon. Located between 71st and 74th Streets, the garden is named after The Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever”.

30. John V Lindsay East River Park

3 km
from city center
30 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The John V Lindsay East River Park, also known as the East River Park, is a park in New York City. It is located on the Lower East Side of the Manhattan borough of NYC. The park is almost 58 acres huge and stretches along the East River from Montgomery Street up to 12th Street on the east side of the FDR Drive.

31. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

6 km
from city center
31 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a memorial to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is a triangular tip at the southernmost end of Roosevelt Island in the East River between Manhattan Island and Queens in New York City.

32. High Line Park

4 km
from city center
32 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

High Line Park is a futuristic elevated linear park located on the west side of the Manhattan borough of New York City. The park is a 1.45 miles long greenway that runs from Gansevoort Street over to 34th Street in New York.

33. World Trade Center Liberty Park

1 km
from city center
33 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

World Trade Center Liberty Park, locally known as the Liberty Park, is a one-acre elevated park located at the World Trade Center in the Manhattan borough of New York City. It overlooks the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Liberty Park is of great significance to New York City.

34. Greenacre Park

6 km
from city center
34 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Greenacre Park is a pocket park in New York City. It is located on 51st Street between Second and Third Avenues in the Turtle Bay neighbourhood of Manhattan, NYC. The park is filled with honey locust trees, azaleas, and pansies.

35. The Hills at Governors Island

3 km
from city center
35 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Located in the New York Harbour, the 10-acre hills at the Governors island is one of the latest addition to iconic New York landmarks. The Hills are full of green shrubs, grass, and trees, providing a contrast to NYC’s urban skyline.

36. New York Harbor Park

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
36 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

New York Harbor is located at the mouth of the Hudson River on the east coast of the United States in New York City where it empties into New York Bay. It is one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the city of New York.

37. Central Park

Must visit 5.0 /5

8 km
from city center
37 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Central Park is located in the Manhattan borough and is the fifth-largest but most visited park in the US due to the sheer amount of variety it offers.

38. Prospect Park

Must visit 5.0 /5

7 km
from city center
38 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Prospect Park is located in Brooklyn Borough and is home to wetlands, fountains and wooded areas.

39. Strawberry Fields

Must visit 5.0 /5

7 km
from city center
39 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Strawberry Fields is also located in Manhattan borough, inside the Central Park and was initially built as a tribute to musician John Lennon.

40. Bryant Park

Must visit 5.0 /5

5 km
from city center
40 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Bryant Park is privately managed in the Manhattan borough of the mid-town NYC. It is small compared to it’s neighbouring Central Park but provides a lot of facilities like reading rooms, fresco dining areas, indoor and outdoor games

41. Roosevelt Island

Must visit 4.0 /5

7 km
from city center
41 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

Roosevelt Island Park is located on Roosevelt Island in the Manhattan borough and is one of the least crowded parks. Being surrounded by water, it offers the best riverside walks and ferry facilities.

42. Union Square Park

Must visit 4.0 /5

3 km
from city center
42 out of 198
places to visit in New York City

is located in the Manhattan borough of NYC and is prominent for its numerous statues around meeting spots like James Fountain, Abraham Lincoln Statue, George Washington Statue and Mohandas Gandhi Statue.

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How can I commute within New york city?

Once you have landed in New York city, you will witness a plethora of options to travel in and around this wonder land. Take super fast trains like NJ transit, and Amtrak which connects New York with nearby cities like New Jersey and New Burgh. You may avail a metro card which can give you access to almost every bus and train that runs in the city. Take MTA Subways and buses to spot by every nook and corner of the city. Taxis and cabs are also very efficient and comfortable.
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What are the top sightseeing places in New york city?

The top sightseeing places in New york city are Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge.

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The top activities in New york city are Go New York City Card - Explorer Pass, [Skip the Line Ticket] The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission Ticket, Top of the Rock Admission, [Skip the Line Ticket] The Museum of Modern Art Admission, Empire State Building Admission, New York CityPASS.

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