When visiting New York, there are many things to do. If you are looking for a day out on a budget, consider visiting some of the many attractions in the city. From renowned museums to iconic landmarks, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Below are a few of the city’s best tourist attractions. You’ll have an unforgettable trip to the Big Apple with your loved ones. Just make sure you book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Visit the Lincoln Center – New York’s most iconic building – and explore its grand lobby filled with shimmering crystal chandeliers and a grand staircase. From the balcony, you can enjoy the bustling Lincoln Center Plaza. Another great place to take the family is the Bronx Zoo, the largest zoo in North America. You can see over 650 species of animals. You’ll also get to see the famous Statue of Liberty.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to the United States, and it’s also a reminder of one of America’s most important moments: its declaration of independence. The Statue was initially intended to be built as part of an international competition in 1884; however, due to funding issues it wasn’t completed until 1886 (and even then only partially).
The statue stands at 305 feet tall and weighs over 25 tons—that’s about 20 times heavier than you might think! It was designed by Frederic Bartholdi and sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (the same artist who created his father’s famous Eiffel Tower) over a period of six years before being shipped back home from Europe via ocean freight on July 4th 1888.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It was built in 1931, and was originally called the R.H. Macy & Co., at that time it was known as “The Dream Palace” because of its unique architecture and design. The building has 102 floors with an observation deck on top that offers amazing views of New York City, including Manhattan’s Central Park and Ellis Island Memorial Museum!
The building’s architect John Jakob Raskob designed many iconic buildings like Rockefeller Center (NYC) or Radio City Music Hall (NYC), but this one stands out among them due to its height – 102 stories tall! This made it not only very impressive from afar but also gave people a feeling how great New York City would be if they lived there too 🙂
The construction began in 1930 after two years of planning with William Lamb who also designed Pennsylvania Station Terminal Building nearby Madison Square Garden where concerts take place nowadays so now you know why these buildings look alike 🙂
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (8.9 ha) between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. It’s located at the northeast corner of Central Park, with the main entrance on Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street.
The center was named after John D. Rockefeller, who donated $3 million to build it in 1930 as a gift to New York City; his son gave additional funds for construction costs, which were paid off by taxes collected from tenants over 10 years. The complex has been owned by Fred Wilpon since 2004; his brother Sterling Cohen co-owns one of its most famous tenants: Radio City Music Hall.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. In the middle of this area is a large traffic circle known as Times Square. This area has become part of New York’s cultural landscape due to its history as a center for entertainment and media since its construction in 1904.
High Line Park
The High Line Park is a park in Manhattan that was created by removing a portion of an abandoned rail line. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City and it’s located in Chelsea, which is one of the city’s most fashionable neighborhoods.
The High Line was built as part of an ambitious urban renewal project called “the linear park,” which aimed to revitalize downtown Manhattan by creating public spaces along the West Side Highway from 34th Street to 59th Street between 10th Avenue and 14th Avenue (at 15th Avenue).
Fifth Avenue Shopping District
The Fifth Avenue Shopping District is a mecca for shoppers and tourists alike. It’s located between 49th and 60th Streets, with many of its stores found along the avenue’s traditional luxury shopping district.
The Fifth Avenue shopping district offers high-end department stores like Barney’s New York and Neiman Marcus, but also includes lesser known specialty shops like Gucci or Louis Vuitton.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something educational and fun. It’s located on Central Park West, just north of the New York Public Library. The Rose Center for Earth and Space is one part of the museum that’s worth checking out—it’s home to some amazing exhibits about space exploration, including a full-size replica of the International Space Station (ISS). The Hayden Planetarium offers shows throughout the year that change regularly but always feature intriguing subjects like black holes and time travel. If you have kids in tow, consider checking out The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall: here you’ll find artifacts from Roosevelt’s life as well as interactive exhibits aimed at younger visitors; this building also houses a gallery where artists display their work relating back through history until today!
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal is a train terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It’s also the largest railroad station in the United States, with over 1,000,000 square feet (93,500 m2) of space. The station serves Metro-North Railroad trains as well as those of Amtrak and New Jersey Transit (NJT), making it one of only two intercity passenger rail terminals in New York City (the other being Pennsylvania Station).
Grand Central Terminal is also home to several retail stores that cater to commuters and tourists alike: Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, Bottega Veneta S/S 2019 Collection Store and Bread & Bagel Co..
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most visited attractions in New York City. It’s located on 5th Avenue between West 57th and West 58th Streets, with entrances on 5th Ave, 59th St and 81st St.
The museum has a number of different spaces to explore:
- Egyptian Galleries: This area contains treasures from ancient Egypt that date back over 3,000 years. Take time to view the artifacts here!
- Greek & Roman Galleries: These galleries showcase sculptures from Greece and Rome—including pieces by Michelangelo—as well as paintings by Raphael and others. If you’re looking for something more modern than Greek or Roman art, check out these galleries for some amazing works by Picasso and Matisse…and so much more!
- Medieval European Galleries: In this section you’ll find approximately 300 objects from medieval Europe including armor worn by knights during battle; tapestries depicting scenes from chivalric romances; weapons used during tournaments (like axes); shields made for protection against arrows shot by enemies…and much more! You’ll also see paintings like Rembrandt’s portrait “Man With Folded Arms”; Albrecht Dürer’s engravings “Scholar” and “Knight”; Hans Holbein’s drawing called “Portrait Of A Man Standing” etc., just to name a few examples available on display here today!”
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is located on 5th Avenue, between 40th and 42nd Streets. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays; closed on New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving Day (except for special events).
The library has more than three million books in its collection, plus audio books and other materials you can use with your phone or tablet device to access information anywhere you are—whether it be at home or on vacation! There are also books available for check out so you can take them with you if need be when visiting other cities around the world where there aren’t any libraries nearby next time we go back there again…or maybe never again! That would be fine too because now we know exactly what kind of material needs reading first before leaving home again soon enough just like yesterday except now instead of being stuck inside our house since birth then suddenly realizing how boring life could get without having ever been exposed prior knowledge about anything related whatsoever other than how much fun eating ice cream cones makes us feel after eating them ourselves many times throughout childhood years ago (which were probably spent mostly playing video games).
There is a lot to do in the city of New York!
New York is a city full of things to do and see. There are so many ways to enjoy your time here, whether you’re visiting for business or leisure. Here are some suggestions:
- Take the Staten Island Ferry across from Manhattan for an easy way to get around the city.
- Visit Times Square at night for its bright lights, flashing billboards, and busy sidewalks.
- Check out Central Park Zoo if you have kids with you (or an animal lover). It has over 2,000 acres with plenty of animals from all over the world!
There are also several museums located within walking distance of each other in Midtown Manhattan including: Metropolitan Museum of Art-one of America’s most popular art museums; Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue-(which houses one million objects including works by Picasso); Frick Collection-(which features paintings by Degas & Monet).