New York City sights and recommended NYC sightseeing
CENTRAL PARK: Nestled inside the greatest city in the world is the greatest park in the world. The 843 acre urban setting features a wide variety of activities including a visit to the Central Park Zoo, horseback riding via the world famous Claremount Riding Stables or enjoying a beautiful day in Gotham at the legendary Bethesda Fountain. Located from 59th to 110th streets and between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING: From romantic films such as King Kong to Sleepless In Seattle this classic 102 story Art Deco landmark has been the Big Apple’s signature since 1932. With two observatories, and on a clear day, you can experience an 80 mile view of the greatest city in the world and truly find out why the “the cathedral in the sky” is noted as one of the most romantic spots in the country.
ROCKEFELLER CENTER: As one of New York City’s must see landmarks the midtown complex houses a beautiful Channel Garden during the summer and throughout the winter plays host to the world famous figure skating rink. At Christmas time this holiday attraction becomes a winter wonderland with the lighting of the largest tree in the tri state area.
THE “TODAY” SHOW STUDIO: See journalists showcasing their talents at N.B.C. News’ glass enclosed studio. Throughout the morning you can learn how a live news broadcast works as they watch the action from the streets. It’s a must see if you are interested in television.
EDGAR ALLEN POE COTTAGE: Historic literary fans will be fascinated with the self-guided tour of the great American legend Edgar Allen Poe. Visitors to his final residence will see the author come to life through the house tour and audiovisual show.
INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM: Come aboard the USS Intrepid for an historic educational experience as the formal battleship teaches it’s visitors about the United States achievements in naval, aviation, and aerospace sciences. Docked in the Hudson River the 900-foot aircraft carrier turned museum, houses exhibits on World War II, the modern Navy, outer space, deep sea exploration, and early aviation.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: A Mecca in the art community this vast, grand, and encyclopedic museum contains permanent collections from around the world.
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: A permanent Broadway exhibit highlights this educational attraction dedicated to the people of New York City. Also, housed in the grand museum located on upper Fifth Avenue are a fascinating array of objects and galleries representing The Big Apple.
MUSEUM OF TV & RADIO: For the past one hundred years radio and television have become an important part of our culture. With the turn of century upon us take a trip down memory lane and experience the vast program collection at this unique communication library founded by William S. Paley in 1975.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM: an exciting and informative new museum is one of the many different activities that can be done inside the eleven block restored historic district. The scenic setting is also noted for its restaurants, shops and boutiques.
CARNEGIE HALL TOUR: Entertainers spend their lives dreaming of playing New York’s most renowned Hall but visitors to the area can tour the exquisite theater today. Also, the legendary site makes available the Rose Museum, an informative and educational attraction dedicated to the arts.
HARLEM GOSPEL AND JAZZ TOURS: The Harlem Spirituals offer different tours geared to showcasing the rich musical heritage of Harlem.
HERITAGE TRAILS NEW YORK: Fascinating guided and self guided tours of Lower Manhattan are offered by the unique non profit organization. Visits to a treasure trove of historic sites, buildings, and monuments highlight the informative experience.
LINCOLN CENTER TOUR: Three one hour tours are being offered by New York’s foremost music center. The Classic tour takes you through some of the theaters located in the prestigious facility including Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater, and the Metropolitan Opera House.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN: Take a behind the scenes tour of “The World’s Most Famous Arena. During the one hour guided excursion fans receive access to different parts of the complex which are normally off limits to the public. It is a New York sports fanatic’s dream come true.
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL: For the past sixty years the great stage at Radio City Music Hall has entertained generations of audiences and today the grand showplace offers a sixty minute guided tour to explain it’s fascinating history. Visitors can marvel as they witness the theatrical and mechanical wonders that make up the Radio City lure. Throughout the experience guests will see the dazzling Art Deco which has made the landmark a special venue to perform and to cap off the trip a world famous Radio City Rockette will meet with them to answer questions.
UNITED NATIONS GUIDED TOUR: Created to ensure peace throughout the world this International organization offers a 45 minute educational tour which goes behind the scenes of their daily activities.
- Ellis Island
- Statue of Liberty
- Apollo Theater
- Bronx Zoo
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Central Park
- Chelsea Piers
- Empire State Building
- Gracie Mansion (Mayors Residence)
- Grand Central Station
- Guggenheim Museum
- Morgan Library
- New York Public Library
- Rockefeller Center
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Roosevelt Birthplace
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- World Financial Center