TOP 15 places of interest in New York you shouldn't miss

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New York Places of Interest: TOP 15 Must-See Sites

1- The Statue of Liberty

The first place of interest in our top 15 is undoubtedly the Statue of Liberty, symbols of New York ! Located on Liberty Island, going to admire this unmissable monument during your trip is to be planned. Whether you decide to contemplate it from the ferry from Staten Island or directly on site, you will not be disappointed. The Statue of Liberty is 92 meters high. It was offered by France to the United States as a friendship and was inaugurated in 1886.



If you wish, you can visit the pedestal of Miss Liberty et climb to the top of his crown where a magnificent view awaits you. Remember to book your tickets in advance, as Miss Liberty attracts a lot of people!

2- Central Park

Central Park represents the Manhattan green lung where many locals and tourists flock to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This urban park spans 341 hectares and offers its visitors many activities, summer, like winter. Here, you can have a picnic while admiring the buildings around, cycle, jog, visit the park's zoo, rest ... Planning a stroll in Central Park is also a good way to mix with the locals.



Exploring this magnificent park is therefore to be planned and during your walk, don't forget your camera!

3- The High Line

Located in the Chelsea district, the Highline is a old railway line transformed into a green promenade. It stretches over 2.3 kilometers and is located more than 10 meters high.

On the High Line, you can stroll, rest on one of the benches installed while enjoying the magnificent view in front of you, contemplate the flora and fauna of the place or take a guided tour to learn more about this place. unique and iconic.

The entrance to the High Line is totally free, enjoy it!

4- Times Square

Times Square… This is a world-renowned New York City neighborhood! Known for its twinkling lights, Times Square is a colorful and colorful place unavoidable !

During your visit, you can admire giant screens installed on the walls, huge light panels et go shopping in the many shops located. In Times Square, you will simply be amazed and hypnotized by the play of light on offer.

Moreover, it is also here that you can be photographed with the famous Naked Cowboy, an authentic and unique character!

5- Empire State Building

During your trip to New York, a visit to theEmpire State Building is unmissable, and for good reason! This 443.2 meter high building is one of the city ​​symbols. It is very impressive and above all to climb to its summit is a must. The view is magical and you will be able to admire all the beauty of Manhattan and the impressive size of New York.



The Empire State Building is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. If you can, visit it after dark. You will be able to see all the twinkling lights of the city! Don't forget to reserve your seats in advance, as this monument is very popular.

6- Metropolitan Museum of Art

Famous museum in New York and around the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will impress you. Here more than 250 works from all over the world and from great artists are exhibited in 400 galleries.

At the MET, more than 5 years of history are on display and over the years, the museum's collection continues to be enriched.

7- Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock

Rockefeller Center and in particular its Top of the Rock is another place of interest not to be missed during your stay in New York. The Top of the Rock offers you a observation post unique where a 360 ° view of the city awaits you. Another big advantage: you can also see the Empire State Building and admire the vastness of Central Park!

To visit this building, I advise you to book your tickets in advance. For the time of day, prefer early morning or at sunset time. You will be able to contemplate the red-orange lights plunging on the skyline.

8- 5th Avenue

Who has never heard of the Cinquième Avenue ? Probably no one! A true paradise for all fashion-addicts, 5th Avenue stretches over more than 4 kilometers. All along, many shops are established: international brands to typically American ones. Here, you will inevitably find your happiness!



If you don't want to go shopping, don't hesitate to browse this avenue! Of many surprises and other attractions waiting for you !

9- Brooklyn Bridge

Another place of interest in New York: the Brooklyn Bridge. Open since 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is 44 meters high and connects two famous neighborhoods of the Big Apple: Manhattan and Brooklyn. From here you can enjoy an incredible view of the horizon and the skyline. Besides, the view will be better if you leave from Brooklyn, think about it! Otherwise, the bridge spans 2 kilometers.

To cross the Brooklyn Bridge, different solutions are available to you: on foot, on rollerblades, by bike or by car. For my part, I advise you to do it on foot, because you will be able to enjoy the view more and at the same time take exceptional pictures.

10- Broadway

Broadway… Essential place and cradle of music! During your stay, don't forget to take a little detour. You will be amazed by all the lights and if you can, don't hesitate to attend a musical. Of many shows take place and during the show, you will have the chance to see grandiose costumes and sets!

11- The One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial

If there is one visit to plan during your trip to New York, it is the one of One World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial

Le 9/11 Memorial, also known as " Reflecting Absence », is a building built on the site of the old twin towers. It represents two basins where the name of each victim who lost their life during the attacks of September 11, 2001 is engraved. The 9/11 Memorial is a place that calls for meditation. Its entrance is free and if you want you can take pictures.

Le One World Trade Center was also built on the former site of the Twin Towers. Also called "Freedom Tower", this monument is today tallest in New York (541 meters high). Moreover, do not hesitate to go up to the 102nd floor of the One World Observatory where you have a view of all of New York!

12- And MoMa

Inaugurated in 1929, the MoMa ou Museum of Modern Art is another famous museum in New York that will delight all enthusiasts ofmodern and contemporary art. This museum contains many works from famous artists such as Picasso or Dali.

Admission to MoMA is chargeable ($ 25 per adult). However, access is free on Friday afternoon from 16 p.m. to 20 p.m. If you want to take advantage of this good plan, remember to arrive early in the day, because you won't be the only ones wanting to benefit from this free!

13- The Flatiron Building

Although it is not possible to visit its interior (apart from the entrance hall), the Flatiron Building is an unmissable visit during your stay in New York, and for good reason! Its atypical shape in iron is unique in its kind and each year attracts thousands of tourists who come to contemplate and photograph this very original monument.

Located near Madison Square Park, this building will amaze you! The Flatiron Building consists of 22 floors and it is classified national historic site. When you pass by, do not hesitate to admire its architecture and take some souvenir photos!

14- Grand Central Terminal

Here's another place of interest in New York: Grand Central Terminal. Very visited, this station of fine art style is also the largest in the world in terms of docks (44 in total). As you discover this Grand Central Terminal, let yourself be taken by the hustle and bustle and the incessant comings and goings of visitors. This is great fun!

Also take the time to contemplate the beautiful hall where magnificent decorations are present. Also, don't forget to check out the " Whispering Gallery »(Gallery of murmurs). This place is magical and incredible: when two people are placed at the ends, they can hear each other whisper.

15- Chinatown et Little Italy

If you want to scenery during your stay in Manhattan, direction Chinatown and Little Italy. These two districts of New York will allow you to escape for a few hours!

In the first one, you will make a travel to asia while in the second, you leave for Italy. In these two districts, you can find traditional shops, typical restaurants, and many more.

Either way, you will travel and experience two very different local cultures!

If you want to visit some sites in reduced price, remember to order your New York Pass or New York City Pass. You will be able to enjoy your visits while saving some money.

This list of places of interest is of course incomplete. As you know, New York is full of must-see sites that are worth a look. Either way, enjoy your stay in Manhattan!

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