This bustling train station, one of the busiest in the world, lies deep under Madison Square Garden. It’s worth a visit, if only for a second, to catch a glimpse of the nonstop commuter traffic coming in and out of the city at just about every minute.
Home to the beloved Macy’s flagship department store, the corner of Broadway, Sixth Avenue and 34th Street is home to fabulous restaurants and shopping, all just outside the doors of the hotel.
Grand Central Terminal
Built in 1913, Grand Central Terminal lives up to its name with its magnificent architecture, including an ornate mosaic tiled ceiling. With diverse shopping, dining and people watching opportunities, you don’t need to catch a train to have an excuse to visit.
Broadway Theater District
Beneath the famed bright lights is where you’ll find the world’s best plays, musicals, comedy shows and just about every form of live entertainment you can dream up. With more than 40 professional theaters here, there’s a show for everyone
With its extraordinary triangular edifice resembling an iron, this Italian Renaissance building at the intersection of 23rd Street, 5th Avenue and Broadway is aptly named and one of NYC’s most famous architectural landmarks.
Walk on the wild side at the Bronx Zoo, which is home to thousands of exotic species from around the world and considered to be the finest urban zoo on the planet.
Madison Square Garden
The world’s most famous sporting arena and live events venue hosts the NBA’s New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers as well as world-class sporting events, concerts and live performances.
It might be hard to believe, but this 850-acre expanse of green can make you feel like you’re not in the city. Explore meandering paths, tranquil lakes and grassy areas perfect for picnicking or snoozing away a lazy afternoon.
Along with The Empire State Building, this Art Deco gem built in 1930 is one of New York City’s skyline icons.
Empire State Building
Hands down the most famous symbol of NYC, this landmark opened in 1931 and has welcomed hundreds of millions from all over the world to gaze down at the city from its observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City’s premier convention center and outdoor plaza is home to the city’s biggest events and expositions.
Liberty Helicopter Tour
Experience Manhattan from a stunning bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour through the city skyline.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Overlooking Central Park, “The Met” is arguably the world’s most famous museum, right along with the Louvre in Paris.
Museum of Modern Art
Boasting originals by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and more, the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA as it’s known by aficionados, is the most prestigious contemporary art museum on the planet.
New York Public Library
In addition to a world-class collection of books and iconic architecture highlighted by two massive stone lions by the doors, you’ll find Bryant Park nestled in the library’s shadow. Here, you can enjoy an outdoor lunch at a café, take a yoga class or, during the winter, skate for free on the ice rink.
Famous for its Christmas Tree and as the stage where the Today Show is filmed, Rockefeller Center also offers stunning views of the city from the 70-story Top of the Rock observation deck.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Boasting breathtaking neo-gothic architecture, this magnificent cathedral moves Roman Catholics and the non-religious alike with its solemn yet stunning magnitude.
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Ride the ferry to Ellis Island to experience the immense feeling of arrival that washed over millions of immigrants as they saw the iconic Statue of Liberty for the very first time. Once there, visit the museum and observation deck in the statue’s pedestal.
World Trade Center / 911 Memorial Museum
The world’s most closely watched urban renewal project, the World Trade Center links Tribeca to the Financial District, and brims with innovative architecture, renowned public artwork, and grand open spaces.
Even if you’re not visiting when the ball drops over Times Square on New Year’s Eve, you’ll find this intersection of massive billboards, blinding neon lights and 24-hour news show telecasts on stadium-sized screens to be a buzzing hive of activity throughout the year. This is, quite literally, one of the busiest attractions in the world.
Behind its iconic façade and the 192 flags of its members, the United Nations offers a firsthand glimpse of world diplomacy at work. When you’re on the grounds, you’re not considered to be in America since the UN is viewed as its own international territory.
In addition to serving as home field for Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, Shea Stadium stages world-class concerts and live events throughout the year.
n addition to serving as home field for Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, “The House That Ruth Built” stages world-class concerts and live events throughout the year
Bustling with ancient food and herb shops, authentic Chinese restaurants and bakeries, massage parlors, Buddhist temples, bookshops and more, Chinatown is home to nearly 200,000 Chinese residents, nearly a quarter of the city’s population.
The Tonight Show
Get in a nap, stay up deep into the night and grab tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, which is filmed at the world-famous NBC Studios on 49th Street.
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, NYC's premier golf destination, offers the unique opportunity to drive, chip and putt on a scenic Hudson River pier.
The collective home of the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera, this 16-building facility hosts music, dance and cultural performances at nearly 30 venues.
Since opening in 1902, this beloved department store, which is known for hosting the Thanksgiving Day Parade, features fabulous shopping, delicious dining and a year-round schedule of special events.
If you need it, Manhattan Mall has it. And if they don’t have it, you probably don’t need it. Located at 33rd Street and 6th Avenue, the mall is home to top brands and fashions from around the world.
Unfortunately, MTV Studios doesn’t offer a behind-the-scenes tour like the other television tours. But there are still some great things to experience during your visit. You can browse for funky items at the MTV store, grab free tickets to one of their live shows and even audition to become the network’s latest star.
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