NYC Tourist Attractions
Planning a visit to the Big Apple? Well, New York has a plethora of attractions in NYC for you to see and experience. Located right in Manhattan, the Riverside Tower Hotel is close to many of these NYC tourist attractions by foot, cab, or subway including:
- Central Park
Celebrities jog, walk and in-line skate beside common folk in this urban oasis, one of the truly great parks in the United States.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
A grande dame of museums and a New York City classic, the Met's collection contains more than two million works of art making it a popular attraction in NYC.
- Statue of Liberty
A gift from France to celebrate the American Centennial, the Statue is one of America's most visited, enduring symbols also making it the most visited of all NYC attractions.
- Grand Central Terminal
Opened in 1913, and one of America's busiest terminals, Grand Central boasts a wide array of shops and restaurants to serve the more than 500,000 travelers who pass through every day.
- Times Square
Times Square is also one of the most visited NYC attractions next to the Statue of Liberty. Centrally located in NYC, the area has many shopping areas, restaurants, office buildings, and flashing billboards around it to grab your attention.
- Ellis Island, New York City
Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing point that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.
- Empire State Building
One the most famous and storied buildings in the world boasts an 86th-floor observatory with spectacular views of New York City and beyond.
- World Trade Center, Ground Zero
Former landmark of the New York skyline, destroyed by acts of terrorism on September 11, 2001.
- Rockefeller Center
This complex is famous for its ice rink and the GE building, headquarters of the Peacock network.
- Greenwich Village
Like a small town within Manhattan, the Village has narrow tree-lined streets and brick townhouses.
- Staten Island Ferry
Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
- Museum of the City of New York
Museum that houses and preserves cultural art works and artifacts that illustrate Manhattan's history.
- St. Patrick's Cathedral
Enormous 13th-century-style Gothic church on Fifth Avenue, with a seating capacity of 2,400, rose window reaching 26 feet across, pipe organ with more than 7,380 pipes and the graceful twin spires that reach 330 feet into the sky.
- United Nations
Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session.
- Battery Park, New York City
The park includes, on one end, Hope Garden - a memorial to AIDS victims - and on another, the ferry that'll take you to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, not to mention a number of other memorials and monuments scattered in between.
- Chrysler Building
This Art Deco masterpiece is actually no longer the property of the auto manufacturer.
- New York Museum of Natural History
An institution that brings all aspects of the natural sciences to life.
The most famous theater district in the world and one of the most popular NYC attractions.
- South Street Seaport
The shops and restaurants and historic ambiance have made this renovated port one of Manhattan's most visited spots.
- Yankee Stadium
This famous ballpark opened in 1923, and is the home of the New York Yankees.
- Carnegie Hall
A well-known concert hall that offers free tours.
- Metropolitan Opera House
The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the country today.
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Home to the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and Julliard, as well as eight other resident companies, this 14-acre complex is the hub of Manhattan's cultural activity.
- Madison Square Garden
Four New York City arenas that house all major entertainment events from sports games to live concerts. Also known as home of the New York Rangers and New York Knicks as well for boxing matches that are broadcast world wide. Visit this NYC attraction on your vacation to New York.
- New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium showcases more than 300 species of sea life on 14-acres of land. The aquarium includes a gift shop, parking, and a place to stop for lunch. Group tours of 10-50 people allowed and private rooms are available for larger tours.
Book your next stay at the Riverside Tower Hotel and check out all of the NYC tourist attractions nearby.