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Empire State Building

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Ellis Island

Empire State Building and Ellis Island are both endorsed by professionals. Overall, Empire State Building ranks slightly better than Ellis Island. Empire State Building scores 95 with approval from 8 reviewers like Not For Tourists, Condé Nast Traveler and concierge.com.

Empire State Building and Ellis Island are both endorsed by professionals. Overall, Empire State Building ranks slightly better than Ellis Island. Empire State Building scores 95 with approval from 8 reviewers like Not For Tourists, Condé Nast Traveler and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
98
#1 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.

  • 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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Strength and grace combine to make the Empire State Building the most famous sky­scraper in the world and the quintessential New York landmark. Full Review →

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93
#8 in New York City

New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017

  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Roughly 12 million immigrants passed through this island as they entered America from the late 1800s through the mid-1950s, sometimes at the rate of thousands a day.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The island's main building, now a national monument, reopened in 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which is divided into four major exhibit areas. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of New York’s most moving sights, the restored Ellis Island opened in 1990, slightly north of Liberty Island. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    An icon of mythical proportions for the descendents of those who passed through here, this island and its hulking building served as New York’s main immigration station from 1892 until 1954. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Ellis Island is situated about halfway between lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Full Review →

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