New York City Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in New York City - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Brooklyn 132

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Bay Ridge 5

Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights 8

Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill 2

Brighton Beach and Coney Island 11

Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn 7

Bushwick and East Williamsburg 5

Carroll Gardens 4

DUMBO 11

Ditmas Park and Midwood 4

Fort Greene and Clinton Hill 7

Gowanus 3

Greenpoint 4

Park Slope and Prospect Park 6

Prospect Heights 4

Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District 5

Sunset Park 4

Williamsburg 14

Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope 4

Chelsea 28

Financial District 27

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New York Harbor 4

Upper East Side 24

Midtown West 18

Upper West Side 18

Queens 17

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Astoria 1

Flushing and Corona 8

Long Island City 7

Midtown East 14

Harlem 12

East Village 10

Lower East Side 7

SoHo 6

The Bronx 6

Murray Hill 6

Greenwich Village 6

Flatiron District 6

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Staten Island 4

Chinatown 4

Meatpacking District 2

TriBeCa 2

Union Square 1

Little Italy 1

NoLIta 1

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Amusement Park/ Water Park 3

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Carousel 3

Cemetery 2

Educational Institution 3

Festival–Sight 4

Film Studio 15

Financial Institution 2

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Garden/ Arboretum 9

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Marina/ Pier/ Dock 6

Market/ Bazaar 8

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 11

Military Site 1

Museum Village 1

Museum/ Gallery 135

Native American Site 1

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Neighborhood/ Street 35

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Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 10

Park/ Playground 39

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 3

Promenade/ Boardwalk 6

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 6

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 14

Restaurant–Sight 1

Scenic Drive/ Tour 3

Spa–Sight 2

Sports Venue 10

Sports–Sight 3

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 26

Trail/ Path 2

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 5

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 13

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 5

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Family 84

Gay and Lesbian 2

Green 22

Historical 70

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Pet Friendly 18

Romantic 5

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9/11 Memorial and Plaza

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Opened just in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the somber Memorial was designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker and occupies...

American Museum of Natural History

  • Museum/Gallery

The largest natural history museum in the world is also one of the most impressive sights in New York. Four city blocks make up its 45...

Bethesda Fountain

  • Fountain

Few New York views are more romantic than the one from the top of the magnificent stone staircase that leads down to the ornate, three-tiered...

Brighton Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Just steps from the subway, this stretch of golden sand is the showpiece of Brooklyn's ocean-side playground. Families set up beach blankets...

Bronx Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

When it opened its gates in 1899, the Bronx Zoo had less than 800 animals. But today, with 265 acres and more than 10,000 animals (representing...

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Founded in 1861, BAM is a multiuse performing arts center spanning three Instagram-worthy edifices, including the Beaux Arts, seven-story...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

A gem even among New York’s superlative botanical sites, this verdant 52-acre oasis charms with its array of “gardens within the...

Brooklyn Bridge

  • Bridge/Tunnel

A drive-through cathedral" is how the journalist James Wolcott described the Brooklyn Bridge, one of New York's noblest and most recognized...

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

Strolling this mile-long path, famous for its magnificent Manhattan views, you might find it surprising to learn that its origins were...

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