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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9/11 Memorial and Plaza

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Opened to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the somber Memorial occupies a large swath of the 16-acre World Trade Center complex, forming...

Afropunk Fest

  • Local Interest–Sight

This annual multicultural fete brings artists like Macy Gray, D'Angelo, Big Freedia, and Chuck D to an urban park near the Brooklyn Navy...

American Museum of Natural History

  • Museum/Gallery

With 45 exhibition halls and more than 34 million artifacts and specimens, the world's largest and most important museum of natural history...

Arthur Avenue (Belmont)

  • Neighborhood/Street

Manhattan's Little Italy is overrun with mediocre restaurants aimed at tourists, but Belmont (meaning "beautiful hill"), the Little Italy...

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

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

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

Bronx Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

With 265 acres and more than 10,000 animals representing 700-plus species, this is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States,...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

A verdant 52-acre oasis, the BBG charms with its array of “gardens within the garden,” including an idyllic Japanese hill-and-pond...

Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Entrance)

  • Bridge/Tunnel

While the majority of tourists usually walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, you'll get better views if you enter and walk...

Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan Entrance)

  • Bridge/Tunnel

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

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