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Our New York City Guide

Ready to explore the city? Here are some of our favorites, try to get as many as you can off your bucket list! 

Times Square

Times Square

Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and has become a symbol of its city. Times Square is principally defined by its animated, digital advertisements. Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop. On this night hundreds of thousands of people congregate to watch the Waterford crystal ball being lowered on a pole atop the building (though not to the street, as is a common misconception), marking the new year. On average, about 300,000 revelers crowd Times Square for the New Year's Eve celebrations. Times Square is right next door to New York's famous Broadway Theater District.

Central Park New York

Central Park

Central Park is really one of New York's most pleasant areas and is where many New Yorkers come to relax. You haven't visited New York until you have strolled in the Park. Most of the areas immediately adjacent to the park are known for impressive buildings and valuable real estate. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, two ice-skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a reservoir with an encircling running track, and the outdoor Delacorte Theater which hosts the "Shakespeare in the Park" summer festivals. The park also serves as an oasis for migrating birds. Central Park is also the most visited city park in the United States, and its appearance in many movies and television shows has made it famous.

The Met New York

The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest and most important art museums. It is located on the eastern edge of Central Park. The Met's permanent collection contains more than two million works of art from around the world. A must visit for all art lovers!

Brooklyn Bridge New York

Brooklyn Bridge

Whether you're visiting the city or you live there, walking across this iconic bridge is one of the best things to do in NYC. It's fun, free, and the perfect way to enjoy breathtaking skyline and river views!

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

The symbolic heart of Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park is one of NYC’s most recognizable public spaces. Pass beneath the Washington Arch—the giant structure marking the park’s Fifth Avenue entrance on the north side—and you’ll see the energy that makes the place so special.

Rockefeller Center Ice Skaters

Rockefeller Center

Ice skating under the Christmas Tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of New York’s quintessential winter activities.

Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center

Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center

The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists working in opera, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. Nearly 800,000 people attend more than 200 performances in the opera house during the season, and millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology.

One World Trade Center North Reflecting Pool

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Located on eight acres of the 16-acre World Trade Center complex, the 9/11 Memorial is a place of remembrance and contemplation within the bustle of lower Manhattan. 

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is among New York City's—and America's—most familiar landmarks: a massive copper-and-steel cast of a green lady raising a torch, clutching a tablet and donning a seven-point crown. Some visitors miss out on seeing the statue up close because it's set on a government-run island in the middle of New York Harbor and only accessible by boat, but it's easy to work into your trip with some advance planning.


American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan

American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan

The American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world with a mission commensurately monumental in scope. The entire museum spans 4 city blocks and consists of some 25 interconnected buildings.  

St Patrick s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of the Archbishop. Located on Fifth Avenue, across from Rockefeller Center, the sanctuary is the largest Gothic Catholic cathedral in the US. This international landmark, dedicated in 1879, welcomes more than five million visitors each year. With its 330-foot spires, it is one of the City's most spectacular architectural sights. Inside, it boasts a seating capacity of 2,400, numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with 7,855 pipes. Services are held daily and all are welcome, visitors and worshipers alike.