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New York City

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
Big Apple
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world. An agglomeration of vastly different cultures from around the world, the city is perhaps best explored through its many small diners and world-famous restaurants. With a population of over 8 million, the city is one of the world's major centers for media, fashion, food, culture, art, research, trade, and finance. Its famous skyline includes some of the most recognizable buildings on the planet, drawing millions of tourists from every corner of the world. To experience the city more fully, travel on foot or on the subway. Put New York City at the heart of your travel plans by using our United States itinerary maker app.
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Popular things to do in New York City

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Scenic Walking Area
Central Park
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Observation Deck
Empire State Building
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Statue of Liberty National Monument
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in New York City

Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
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Church
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Ellis Island
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
New York Public Library
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in New York City

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Natural History Museum
American Museum of Natural History
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
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World heritage site
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Frick Collection
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Tenement Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from New York City

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Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Bronx Zoo Bronx
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Coney Island Brooklyn
4.0
Duration: 3 hours
Park
Prospect Park Brooklyn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in New York City

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Park
Bryant Park
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Park
SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
World Trade Center's Liberty Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Columbus Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in New York City

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Religious Site
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Trinity Church
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
St. Paul's Chapel
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Nightlife
Welcome to Harlem
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nightlife
Brazil NY Tour
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelry
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Monument
9/11 Memorial
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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