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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Bay Ridge 5

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Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill 2

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Carroll Gardens 4

DUMBO 12

Ditmas Park and Midwood 4

Fort Greene and Clinton Hill 7

Gowanus 3

Greenpoint 4

Park Slope and Prospect Park 7

Prospect Heights 4

Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District 5

Sunset Park 4

Williamsburg 14

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Chelsea 34

Upper East Side 34

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New York Harbor 4

Midtown West 26

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Queens 17

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Astoria 1

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Long Island City 7

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Chinatown 5

SoHo, NoLita, Little Italy, and Chinatown 4

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Little Italy 3

Gramercy 3

Meatpacking District 2

Union Square 1

NoLIta 1

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Carousel 3

Cemetery 2

Educational Institution 4

Festival–Sight 4

Film Studio 19

Financial Institution 2

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Museum Village 1

Museum/ Gallery 153

Native American Site 1

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Neighborhood/ Street 38

Observatory/ Planetarium 2

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 10

Park/ Playground 40

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 4

Promenade/ Boardwalk 6

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 6

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 21

Restaurant–Sight 3

Scenic Drive/ Tour 3

Spa–Sight 3

Sports Venue 10

Sports–Sight 3

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 29

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Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 6

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Business 1

Family 88

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Green 22

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"Fruit" Streets

  • Historic District/Site

Brooklyn Heights is filled with stately brownstones and brick homes, and the quiet blocks of Pineapple, Cranberry, and Orange Streets...

75½ Bedford Street

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Rising real-estate prices inspired the construction of New York City's narrowest house—just 9½ feet wide and 32 feet deep—in 1873.

9/11 Tribute Center

  • Information Center

This project of the September 11th Families' Association opened five years after 9/11 to put the events of that day into context—at...

Big Onion Walking Tours

  • Tour–Sight

The wisecracking, PhD candidates of Big Onion Walking Tours lead themed tours such as "Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans," "Immigrant...

Boroughs of the Dead

  • Tour–Sight

From tours taking in haunts of the East and West Village to 19th-century true-crime tours to Manhattan’s only dedicated Edgar Allan...

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 Borough Hall

  • Government Building

Built in 1848 as Brooklyn's city hall, this Greek Revival landmark, adorned with Tuckahoe marble, is one of the borough's handsomest...

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 Historical Society

  • Library/Archive

Four centuries' worth of art and artifacts bring Brooklyn's story to life at this marvelous space. Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne–style...

City Hall

  • Government Building

What once marked the northernmost point of Manhattan today houses the office of the mayor, and serves as a gathering place for demonstrators...

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