One of the most iconic global cities, here are our picks for the best of the best in New York. It has something for everyone, and just like the you’ve heard before “these streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you.” So whether you’re there on holiday or business, make sure to check out our picks to get into an Empire State of mind.
Central Park 96
59th to 110th Street
The calming yang to the city's fervent go-go yin, with ample nooks and open fields to allow for just about any pursuit.
“To walk on the High Line,” says Friends of the High Line cofounder Joshua David, “is to experience New York from a vantage point that can’t be touched anywhere else.”
89 E 42nd Street
Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
79th Street and Central Park West
This is one of the hottest museum tickets in town, thanks to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, whose four-story-tall planetarium sphere hosts the show Journey to the Stars.
1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St.
Wright's only building in NYC, but it's one of the best.
11 West 53rd Street
This is where you’ll find van Gogh’s Starry Night, Cezanne’s Bather, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and the great sculpture by Rodin, Monument to Balzac.
1000 5th Ave
You could spend weeks here admiring the collections.
103 Orchard St
Turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant life on Manhattan's Lower East Side is illustrated through guided tours of authentically preserved tenement apartments.
Ellis Island 93
New York Harbor
Trace the history of U.S. immigration with a visit to the three floors of objects, photographs and interactive displays housed on the famous island next door to Lady Liberty herself.
350 Fifth Avenue
With the tragic demise of the World Trade Center, this symbol of New York is again the city's most recognizable skyscraper and, at 1,050 feet, its tallest.
1 E. 70th St.
This spectacular art collection sits in a mansion built by prickly steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, one of the many such residences that made up Millionaires’ Row.
200 Eastern Pkwy
With a mission to bridge the artistic heritage of world cultures, this 560,000-square-foot museum built in grand Beaux-Arts style houses a large, diverse collection of 1.5 million works.