New York City Attractions
You certainly don’t need any other reason to visit New York other than the spectacular attractions! New York City offers the best in world famous attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Use our complimentary 24-hour ConZerge service to help you plan visits to attractions that are on your “must-see” list while you are touring New York.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is the most photographed building in the world. The Observation Tower attracts about four million people each year. Until 1973, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building. From the top of the building, you can see up to five states! This world-famous landmark has been featured in countless movies and its exhibits are remarkable.
Spread out over 22 acres, there are over 19 commercial buildings on this land, such as 30 Rockefeller Plaza and 1 Rockefeller Plaza. During the holidays, the Rockefeller Center is known for its dramatic decorations, including its world-famous Christmas tree, and expansive ice-skating rink. It is also home of The Tonight Show and The Today Show.
Grand Central Terminal (Station)
This iconic train station is known for its grand façade, and it is one of the 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world. It has been described as “one of the most majestic buildings of the 20th century” because of its meticulously crafted detail and unique architecture. Plenty of shopping and dining options are available at the gourmet culinary market.
Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center, opened in 2014. At 1,776 square feet, it is the second tallest building in the world. It is built next to the site of the Twin Towers. Freedom Tower is an office building, and it was built to renew NYC after the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
Also known as the 9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero is free of charge and open to the public daily. The names of every person who died in the terrorist attacks in September 11, 2001 are listed at the memorial. It is located on the exact site of where the Twin Towers once stood. There are twin reflecting pools that take up the same space that the Twin Towers once did.
National September 11 Memorial
The National September 11 Memorial sits on the site of the original Twin Towers. It lists the names of all the men and women who lost their lives on 9/11 and in the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Visitors are often found quietly reflecting at this memorial honoring the men and women who lost their lives on both of these occasions.
Completed in 1952, the Headquarters of the United Nations is a complex in New York City. The United Nations features a notable art collection, international library, and impressive buildings. It has 192 flags that represent all the member countries. Tours are available to visitors.
The Chrysler Building
This art-deco landmark in New York City features astonishing ceiling murals by Edward Trubull. Many visitors go just to see the incredible workmanship in the lobby. Located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, The Chrysler Building is one of the top 25 most visited buildings in NYC.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a majestic copper statue that was given to the United States by France. The dedication and opening took place in 1886. The Statue is a symbol of freedom for U.S. and for the entire world. The view from Lady Liberty reveals the skyline of Manhattan.
AOL-Time Warner Center
Home to CNN Studios, this popular tourist attraction has two 750-foot twin towers bridged by a multi-story atrium containing upscale retail shops and restaurants. The Time Warner Center has also been featured in various films and television shows like Enchanted and CSI: NY.