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Tourist Attractions in New York

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in New York

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About New York

Multicultural, cosmopolitan New York City is not called the melting pot of the United States for nothing. Since its founding in 1624, immigrants from Western and Eastern Europe, China and Africa have been constantly mixing here.

Each new generation of new Americans has contributed to the architecture and urban environment. “Black” Harlem, “Caribbean” Brooklyn, Chinatown, Filipino Woodside – these are all ethnic colourful districts of modern New York.

The Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and the legendary suspension bridges, known to every person on earth, are the megapolis’ calling card. It is impossible to imagine New York without these symbols. The city has long become the quintessence of the most topical events, the centre of world fashion, and a powerful financial outpost of the most ambitious state on the planet.

Top-35 Tourist Attractions in New York

Statue of Liberty

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The most famous symbol of the “bastion of democracy” of the United States, a monument representing freedom and independence of the state. The statue was presented to America by the French and originally served as a sign of friendship between the American and French peoples. The monument was recognised as a monument of world importance in 1984. The statue’s observation deck offers a panoramic view of New York City, the harbour, islands and suspension bridges.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lower Manhattan

Prestigious administrative district of New York, where the main financial offices and cultural institutions of the city are located. It is home to the famous Broadway, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Wall Street, and Times Square. Manhattan is literally “stuffed” with sights. A week is not enough to get around it and stay in every interesting place, despite the relatively small size of the district.

Grand Central Terminal

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The largest railway station in the world. Trains run on 44 platforms and arrive from all corners of the USA, the annual passenger traffic exceeds 60 million people. The architecture of the station complex is also beautiful and beautiful, so the building has repeatedly become a set for film shootings. The station is located in Manhattan and is one of the main attractions of the district.

Central Park

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The most popular and picturesque New York park, sandwiched between 8th and 5th Avenues. It appeared in the middle of the 19th century, the project was designed by landscape architect F. Olmsted. The park almost immediately became a favourite place for picnics, walks and sports. Office clerks relax here during their lunch break, mothers with their children lie on the picturesque lawns, couples in love boats ride along the lake.
Open time
Monday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Times Square

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A square where you can feel the spirit of the city, touch its traditions and history. The place got its name thanks to the New York Times newspaper, which placed its office here back in 1904. Times Square is an area where there are famous shops, cinemas hotels, restaurants (including the legendary “Hard Rock Cafe”), music halls. The square is full of people 24 hours a day.

5th Avenue

557 reviews
The main “artery” of New York City and one of the most expensive streets in the world, it is sometimes called “the world’s shop window”. Fifth Avenue divides Manhattan into an eastern and western part. The street is famous for being home to boutiques of the most famous designers, prestigious private apartments and expensive hotels. For over a hundred years, the place has been a symbol of prestige and luxury in the American way.


The longest and one of the largest streets in New York City (over 50 kilometres long). The street crosses Manhattan and the Bronx, reaching the outskirts of the state. Broadway skyscrapers house the offices of the largest American and world corporations, it is also home to the famous “Broadway theatres”. At the intersection with 42nd Street is Times Square.

Brighton Beach

Home to a large Russian community in New York City. The street has the unspoken name “Little Odessa” because of the large number of immigrants from Ukraine. Settlers from the former Soviet Union began arriving here after the collapse of the country in search of better living conditions. Brighton Beach attracted people with its low cost of rent, good transport links and quick connections to other parts of the city.

The High Line

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An unusual public garden in Manhattan, which is laid out on the site of an abandoned railway line. It appeared thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic architects R. Hammond and D. Joshua. They collected donations, developed a project and turned an unsightly place into a real oasis among the stone jungle. The High Line is 10 metres above the ground, and in 2009 it became the city’s second most visited attraction.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Bryant Park

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The park is located in Manhattan. Its main feature is the lawn, which is the largest green “space” in this part of the city. There is Wi-Fi in the park, which allows students and office workers to come here with laptops and work or study outdoors. Nearby is the New York Public Library building. The park regularly hosts concerts, film festivals and fashion shows.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Empire State Building

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The tallest building in the city (381 metres), the third tallest in the USA. The skyscraper is a popular monument of New York architecture, and all visitors of the city come here first of all. The tower is used as an office centre for various companies, more than 20 thousand people work here every day. At the top there is a spire-television tower, which distributes TV and radio signals of local channels throughout the city.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Chrysler Building

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A 319 metre high-rise in East Manhattan, once owned by the Chrysler automobile company. The skyscraper was built in the Art Deco style, designed by architect Van Allen. The top is decorated with massive rounded arches crowned by a sharp spire. In general, it seems as if the whole structure is floating in the air. The structure is considered one of the most stylish skyscrapers in the world.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Rockefeller Center

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A building constructed during the Great Depression with funds from billionaire D. Rockefeller, Jr. The construction provided thousands of jobs, which helped the economy in times of global unemployment. The place is famous for the fact that the city’s main Christmas tree is set up inside every year, which is donated by another benefactor. The centre of the complex is also home to an ice rink, which is open from October to April.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Flatiron Building

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A building with an unusual shape, nicknamed “Iron”. The structure really resembles an iron, as it has a sharp frontal angle and facades diverging in different directions. From different sides a completely new perspective opens up – it looks like a column or a ship. The structure reaches a height of 82 metres. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Flatiron Building was home to the Russian Empire’s consulate.

Brooklyn Bridge

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A suspension bridge over the East River connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge is over 1800 metres long, 26 metres wide and has a maximum height of 41 metres above the river. The engineering structure has been a symbol of technological progress in the United States for more than 130 years. And one of the most iconic New York landmarks. To walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for a tourist is like performing a sacred rite, without which a visit to New York cannot take place.

Charging Bull

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A huge statue of a bull in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The bronze figure of an attacking bull epitomises the very spirit of the place: the aggressive competition of stock exchange dealers, the ruthless struggle for a place under the sun and, as a reward, resounding financial success and a luxurious life. There are always many tourists in front of the statue. Everyone wants to make a picture of themselves against the background of the imposing figure or rub the horns to attract good luck and money.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

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A memorial dedicated to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001. The complex is set on the site of the former skyscrapers that collapsed in the air assault. Waterfalls tumble into two large basin-foundation pools, with oak alleys planted around them. Memorial plaques are fixed to the parapets, listing all the names of those who died that day. There is a museum next to the pools.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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New York’s premier museum, housing one of the largest collections of art. It was founded in 1870 with funds from businessmen patrons. Until now, the gallery exists on private funding and does not use public funds. Thanks to its rich collection, the museum ranks alongside the Prado in Madrid, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and the Louvre in Paris.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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It was founded in 1895. The majestic building of the library is a national monument of architecture. The ceiling height of the luxurious main reading room is 15 metres. At the entrance to the library there are stone sculptures of lions. The library holds more than 15 million books and more than 30 million other media – videos, maps, photographs, manuscripts. Use of the library is free of charge.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Intrepid Museum

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A historic naval museum on the banks of the Hudson River. Its main exhibit is the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. Its command deck, hangars and crew quarters are on display. Also on display are the Cold War-era diesel-electric submarine USS Growler, British Airways’ Concorde supersonic aircraft and the Enterprise training shuttle built especially for NASA.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Museum of Modern Art

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The museum was founded in 1928 with the assistance of the Rockefeller family. It is one of the most visited – about 3 million visitors annually. The museum’s galleries feature iconic and iconic avant-garde paintings by Salvador Dali, Malevich and Monet, Picasso and Warhol. In total, the museum features more than 150,000 works of sculpture, painting, photography, design and architecture. The museum building occupies 6 floors.
Open time
Monday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

The Frick Collection

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The art museum, which was founded by collector Henry Clay Frick, is housed in his Manhattan mansion. The collection includes works by Goya, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt and other artists of the XIV-XIX centuries. The gallery also presents sculptures, furniture from France XVIII century, products of Limoges porcelain. After the collector’s death, his heirs continued to collect the collection and increased it by almost a third.
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Located on Fifth Avenue in a modern cylindrical-shaped building. The museum’s collection is a vast collection of contemporary art. The gallery was founded by businessman Guggenheim, who made his fortune in gold mining. For a long time he collected works by Mondrian, Kandinsky, Léger, Chagall and other authors. The patron opened the first gallery in a rented flat in Manhattan, and in 1959 the museum got its own building.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Metropolitan Opera House

6091 reviews
New York’s prestigious music scene. Together with La Scala (Milan) and the Vienna Opera, it is one of the three best opera houses in the world. The brilliant and incomparable Enrico Caruso, Maria Callas, Monserrat Caballe, Plácido Domingo and Fyodor Chaliapin have performed here. The Metropolitan Opera is visited by hundreds of thousands of spectators every year. For everyone interested, the official website broadcasts the best productions.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Madison Square Garden

29924 reviews
New York Sports Arena, home stadium of the famous New York Knicks basketball team and New York Rangers hockey team. The arena is always filled to capacity during various competitions. In addition to sporting events, musical shows, circus performances (Cirque du Soleil comes here on tour), public worship services and political speeches are held here.

American Museum of Natural History

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The second (after the Metropolitan Museum of Art) in terms of importance and significance of the city museum. The founder is considered to be the naturalist A. Bickmore. In addition to numerous exhibits, the museum is famous for its grandiose library, which contains almost half a million volumes describing expeditions to almost all distant corners of the planet. In addition to the expositions, visitors can visit the planetarium or watch an educational film in the IMAX cinema.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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A 19th century neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral on Fifth Avenue. It is considered to be the most beautiful in the New World. The building looks quite unusual among skyscrapers and shopping centres of the modern city, but stands out against the background of the “stone jungle”. The cathedral was built to meet the religious needs of Catholic immigrants, as the small church could no longer accommodate all those who wanted to attend.
Open time
Monday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM – 8:45 PM

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

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The church is located in Manhattan and is the fourth largest Christian cathedral in the world. It belongs to the Protestant Church. The committee on collecting funds for the construction in 1925 was headed by the future president of the USA F. Roosevelt. The temple was opened in 1941, but construction still continued. The cathedral occupies the area of two football fields and can simultaneously accommodate five thousand people.

The Green-Wood Cemetery

661 reviews
It is a National Historic Landmark. The cemetery is located in Brooklyn, in a beautiful large park with four ponds. It is considered a good place for walking and relaxing. The graves and crypts are randomly placed – between dense trees. Birds can be heard singing and fountains gurgle on the ponds. Several crypts are located in the hillsides, offering a beautiful view of Manhattan.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Ellis Island

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A former immigrant reception centre that operated until 1954. The island is now home to a museum of immigration history. Ships carrying immigrants from Europe arrived here. Customs officials interviewed people, tested them for literacy and issued entry permits. In some years in the mid-nineteenth century, the flow of people reached a million a year until the authorities introduced a quota system.

Coney Island

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A peninsula in South Brooklyn, formerly the largest amusement centre in the United States. It is home to amusement parks and ocean beaches. Families with children enjoy spending weekends on the rides at Luna Park and Dreamland. The 1920 Ferris wheel is still in operation and is a symbol of Coney Island. There is an oceanarium within the park.


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A large and well-known shop of the American retail chain Macy`s. In it you can buy almost any kind of goods – from knick-knacks to massive furniture and designer items. Every year a colourful parade is held here in honour of the bank holidays of Thanksgiving. A parade is organised with entertainers, giant puppets and Hollywood stars. At Christmas, the shop windows are decorated with brightly coloured garlands.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Plaza

6672 reviews
One of the most famous five-star hotels in New York City, it is located on Fifth Avenue. The hotel has been in operation since 1907. In the “Plaza” there are not only hotel rooms, but also private apartments. The building was equated to architectural monuments, but free visit for tourists is prohibited, as they can interfere with guests. The price for a room in the hotel is quite “democratic” – from $ 700 per night.

Staten Island Ferry

A free passenger ferry with regular service between Staten Island and Manhattan. The ferries carry up to 70,000 people a day. A river trip is a great opportunity to admire the Statue of Liberty from the water and make spectacular photos against the background of the Brooklyn Bridge. Many tourists take advantage of this opportunity, so the ferry is always crowded.

NYC Car Service By Dial 7 Since 1977

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The yellow taxi is famous from many films and one of the most recognisable symbols of the city. There are a huge number of cars constantly running along the busy streets, which have the exclusive right to pick up passengers on the street. Yellow taxis do not operate on a call-by-call basis and are found mostly in Manhattan. The cars transport more than 200 million people a year.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours