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Empire State Building

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Central Park

Both Empire State Building and Central Park are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Empire State Building is the choice of most professionals compared to Central Park. Empire State Building comes in at #2 in New York City with praise from 10 reviewers like Frommer's, Condé Nast Traveler and Concierge.

Both Empire State Building and Central Park are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Empire State Building is the choice of most professionals compared to Central Park. Empire State Building comes in at #2 in New York City with praise from 10 reviewers like Frommer's, Condé Nast Traveler and Concierge.

tripexpert score
97
#2 in New York City
location

350 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10118

endorsements
  • 10 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    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.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    Remains one of the city's most beautiful—and popular—attractions, with thousands of people visiting every day. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Empire State Building is an art deco monument to progress, a symbol for New York City, and a star in some great romantic scenes, on- and off-screen. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    There’s no better introduction to New York than a visit to the Empire State Building... the apex of the New York skyline. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Empire State Building – actually a very glorified office building – is the most famous member of the New York skyline. Full Review →

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96
#3 in New York City

59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City, New York City, NY 10022

  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The calming yang to the city's fervent go-go yin, with ample nooks and open fields to allow for just about any pursuit.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    Located in the middle of the city’s densest borough, Central Park feels like a natural haven. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Central Park is an urbanized Eden that offers residents and visitors alike a bite of the apple. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    On nice days, especially weekend days, it’s the city’s party central. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    An oasis from the insanity: the lush lawns, cool forests, flowering gardens, glassy bodies of water and meandering, wooded paths providing the dose of serene nature that New Yorkers crave. Full Review →

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