Manhattan SkylineAttractions » Historic LandmarksManhattan is the most populous borough in New York City, the signature landmark where the city grew to become the financial center of the world. All the most famous buildings in the United States are in this most famous island. The Empire State Building was the tallest in Manhattan for many decades, and continues to be a top tourist attraction with an observation deck over 100 stories high. In the middle of Manhattan lies Central Park, the most famous urban park in the world that native New Yorkers love. On one side of the park is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, another Manhattan landmark visited by thousands daily.
War HorseAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsLincoln Center Theater, 10023 | www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=199War Horse is a musical production that uses puppets to tell a tale about a young boy and his horse. When the war breaks out, his horse is sold to the cavalry and sent off to France. Albert, the young boy, is too young to join the cavalry but is desperate to find his horse and bring him back home. It is a thrilling epic that is rather unique in its use of puppets instead of costumes to tell the story. The price of tickets begins at $75 a seat. It is currently showing at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in New York, New York. This production is based on the novel written by Michael Morpurgo which is adapted by Nick Stafford.
Top of the Rock Observation DeckAttractions » Parks & Nature30 Rockefeller Center | www.topoftherocknyc.comThe Top of the Rock Observation Deck can be found on top of the GE build building at 30 Rockefeller plaza in New York City, New York. The Top of the Rock observation deck is open from 8:00 am to midnight every day of the week. The first elevator goes up at 8:00 am, the last one at 11:00 pm. Hours of operation may vary on holidays. The cost of tickets are the following: $23.00 for seniors. $25.00 for adults, $16.00 for children between 6-12. It's best to buy tickets ahead of time to avoid any delays in getting to the top. The main entrance to get up to the deck is located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
BroadwayAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsBroadway | www.broadway.comThe Broadway Theater district in New York, NY is world-famous. It is made up of forty professional theaters. The district is centered on Broadway in Manhattan. Generally, shows are Tuesday through Sunday. The theaters show a variety of acclaimed shows from musical theater to stage shows. Some shows run continuously while some are a limited-time engagement. At times, even big-name movie and television stars return to the stage to reconnect with the true art of acting. Numerous shows find such success on Broadway that they take their shows on national, or even world-wide, tours. The theater district is truly a must-see--for locals and tourists alike. Broadway theater is widely considered to be the pinnacle of theater shows.
Ground Zero Museum WorkshopAttractions » Museums420 West 14th Street, 10014 | www.groundzeromuseumworkshop.comGround Zero Museum Workshop is a museum that is dedicated to keeping the memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred on September 1st, 2001 alive. At this museum, visitors will be able to remember the lives of those who passed away on September 1st, 2001 because it has the names of all the 3,000 peoples who were victim to the acts of terror on that fateful day. However, the most obvious attraction of this museum are the several photographs of Ground Zero on 9-11 and the days that followed that are displayed around the museum. Each photograph tells a story of what happened on that day; there are even some photos that show the brave men and woman searching for survivors amongst the rubble. The price of entering the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in New York City is $25 per children, and it is tax-deductible. Overall, visiting this museum is a touching experience.
The Book of MormonAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events230 West 49th St, 10036 | www.bookofmormonbroadway.com The Book of Mormon is a hit musical that is showing on Broadway in New York City. The musical was created by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone however the music was co-created between Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez. The musical is a humorous satire play that focuses on the ridiculousness of Mormonism and organized religion. It also lampoons classic musical theater. The Book of Mormon was released in March of 2011 and was an instant success. It has received many positive reviews and feedback from both critics and the audience of fans. The musical is quite the phenomenon and has won 9 Tony Awards. From 2012 to 2013 the show can be seen in Chicago and from 2013 and on can be seen in other locations of North America and then the UK. The show has been called funny, brilliant and is a must see for anyone with a sense of humor.
High LineAttractions » Parks & NatureAccess at Gansevoort Street, 14th Street | www.thehighline.orgNew York City boasts one of the most unique parks in the world and it isn't Central Park. High Line Park is a linear park which stretches 1.45 miles on the old tracks of the New York Central Railroad. It was opened as a city park on June 8, 2009. The park features a number of newly planted trees and flowers to beautify the unusual park. Tourists and New Yorkers alike enjoy walking across the High Line overlooking the city. It has helped to redevelop poor neighborhoods an has become an inspiration to other cities around the world to encourage beautification. Today there is a boom of new shops and even a new museum is planned by the High Line.
Anything GoesAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsStephen Sondheim Theatre, 10036 | www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com The Broadway musical of Anything Goes is fabulously funny, silly and sensuous. The musical started its popularity in 1934 and has been going strong ever since. They say that Porter actually wrote most of the musical Anything Goes, schools and communities everywhere have chosen this musical for years. It is very detailed and done perfectly with popular songs, dancing, and singing. The funniest humor and excessive charms are happy and always gives great pleasure of fun to the audience. The dance routines are wonderful and full of energy with many smiles included. The show lasts for about 2 hours and 45 minutes it also has a 15 min break. The theatre that the musical performs in is located at 124 W 43rd St. in NY NY. The prices for the show is $87-$142. Make sure you are wanting to sit and watch silly jokes and use you logic for these couple of hours.
The CloistersAttractions » MuseumsFort Tryon Park, 10040 | www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloistersThe Cloisters are a mainstay attraction of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan (MMoA). The collection is actually a branch of the MMoA located in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, New York City. It is a display of Midieval architecture and community design in one of the most modernized cities in the world. It's buildings, rooms, gardens and porches are portrayals of various European abbeys of that day and time. The Cloisters were reconstructed in the 1930's. While the exhibit consists of replicas based on historical facts about that time, the buildings are not simply replicas of the most renowned abbeys of that day; they are partly built of the original stones laid by the builders of medieval times. Each building was dismantled carefully on-site in Europe, shipped to New York and painstakingly reconstructed at the northern tip of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River.
Jersey BoysAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events245 West 52nd (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) | www.jerseyboysinfo.com/broadwayJersey Boys, a popular jukebox musical, is making it's way around the world and coming to New York. Based on one of the most successful Four Seasons rock 'n roll group of the 1960s, this documentary-style musical has been filling the hearts of all audiences since it first opened in 2005. Winning four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Jersey Boys is held at the August Wilson Theatre which is located at 245 West 52nd Street in New York City. Ticket pricing start at $80 during the early bird season (in the beginning of December) and starts at the prices of $130 there on after.
St. Paul's ChapelAttractions » Educational Sites & Libraries209 Broadway, 10006St. Paul's Chapel is located on Broadway in lower Manhattan in New York City. Built in 1764, the Episcopal chapel of Trinity Church is the oldest surviving church building in New York City. Visitors can hear the Trinity Choir sing during the chapel’s 11:15 a.m. Sunday service. Attractions inside the chapel include an exhibit honoring police and firefighters who were working at the World Trade Center site on 9/11, fourteen antique chandeliers, and a number of paintings and other works of art. The chapel is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There is no fee to enter the chapel but donations are accepted. Visitors to St. Paul's Chapel can use the Battery Parking Garage on Greenwich Street and receive a discounted parking rate.
Memphis the MusicalAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events225 West 44th Street, 10036 | www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/shuberttheater/memphis.phpMemphis the Musical is a popular Broadway show that can be seen in New York City's Midtown west theater district on 44th street. The story is set in the south during the 1950's and follows the main character Huey Calhourn. Calhourn is a white radio DJ whose music dares to transcend racial lines. Calhourn's music quickly becomes popular across the US. Things become heated when Calhourn falls in love with a black club singer. Memphis the Musical won four Tony awards in 2010 including best musical and original score. It is still popular today due to its electrifying performance that includes visually striking dances and memorable songs. Memphis the Musical is a timeless tale of fame and forbidden love. The musical is directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. The cast includes Adam Pascal, Montego Glover, J.B. Calloway, Derrick Baskin and James Iglehart. The show is also appropriate for children.
Tenement MuseumAttractions » Museums108 Orchard Street, 10002 | www.tenement.orgThe Tenement Museum is located in Manhattan's Lower East Side at 103 Orchard Street, on the southwest corner of Delancey Street.The Tenement Museum in a guide tour that walks you through how working-class immigrants lived and worked in the 19th and 20th centuries. See how an apartment they lived in would have looked like and see how they worked hard each day to bring food home to their families. The shop tour shows some of the businesses of the time saloon, butcher and sweatshops. The food tour gives you the chance to taste dumplings, fried plaintains, cream puffs and other foods from that time.
Adult $22, Shop Life $25, Food Tours $45
Students $17, Shop Life $20, Food Tours $20
Seniors (65+) $17, Shop Life $20 Food Tours $22
Priscilla Queen of the Desert on BroadwayAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events1564 Broadway, 10036 | priscillaonbroadway.comPriscilla Queen of The Dessert is a play on Broadway, at the Palace Theatre in NYC. This was based upon the 1994 film where two drag queens and a transsexual brought an old run down bus to take across the Austria Outback with them. They named this bus, Priscilla. During the trip, Tick was contacted by his ex-wife, Bernadette, to perform his drag show at her distant resort. He is uncomfortable telling them because her performing days are over. Adam, the black sheep, makes trouble over this. Many of the Australian residents are against them and make homophobic remarks. Despite this, they form friendships.
Priscilla Queen of The Desert features dance tunes from Madonna, Cindy Lauper and Donnatre Summer. The play is for an adult and teen audience. It’s not for children under 13 because it has a crime and hate seen in it.
St. Patrick's CathedralAttractions » Historic Landmarks460 Madison Avenue, 10022 | www.saintpatrickscathedral.orgSt. Patrick’s Cathedral is America’s church in the city that never sleeps. More than five million people visit the Cathedral every year, located across from the Rockefeller Center in New York City. Some visitors are tourists and others are people who wish to worship. The Church’s design is excellence at its best with its two 330-foot spires. Architect James Renwick designed the Cathedral in the American Gothic Revival style and is one of America’s most spectacular architectural sights. It took over a quarter of a century, on and off construction, to build this magnificent structure. As one enters the Cathedral through the beautiful bronze doors you become captivated by the beauty and warmth of the natural light which floods the interior of the building through the eyes of the many colored stained glass windows. The Church’s history holds many important moments in American life. Mass is held daily at the cathedral.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsAl Hirschfeld Theatre, 10036 | www.howtosucceedbroadway.com This musical is about a person who cleans windows and is hoping that one day he will be able to move up in life. He starts reading a spiritual book and in this, a spiritual voice says that all he seeking for is in the book he is reading on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He at that point decided to look in other directions for employment. At the end, the entire group sings The Company Way. This musical is and fabulous , entertaining and funny. This musical has won several awards in different categories and originally started around the year 1961 in NY NY. What a great place to go and make a part of your getaway. If want great time and enjoy a comedy musical, this is
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is the one to see.
WickedAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsGershwin Theater, 10019 | wickedthemusical.comWicked is a Broadway musical which is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. It's shown at Gershwin Theater on 222 West 51st Street in New York. The first show was in 2003 with much success it has expanded to numerous cities across the United States. The play is based on the Land of Oz before Dorothy came into play. It’s about two very different and unique girls who become roommates and the musical follows the two as they grow into women. New York’s 2011 cast includes Mandy Gonzalez, Katie Clark, Kyle Massey, Kathy Fitzgerald and PJ Benjamin. Ticket prices range from $63 to $301. Wicked is for people that are 8 years of age and up.
Bryant ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature6th Ave between W 40th and W 42nd Sts, 10017 | bryantpark.orgBryant Park in New York, NY is more than what its name would suggest. Of course the grounds are beautiful, with gardens, promenades, and the lawn, a football field sized area of grass where city weary people can have a rest and a nice picnic. The widespread park also features a reading room where people can take advantage of an eclectic and extensive selection of reading materials without a library card or any other form of payment. There is chess and backgammon at 3.00 per half hour, or you can visit Le Carrousel. It’s only 2.00 to ride one of the 14 animals on this beautiful European and American inspired carousel. If you happen to get hungry while touring this extensive park you can have lunch at the Bryant Park Grill or the Bryant Park Café, or grab a sandwich from ‘Wichcraft and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.
Grand Central TerminalAttractions » Historic Landmarks42nd Street and Park Avenue, 10017 | www.grandcentralterminal.comGrand Central Terminal is a commuter train station located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on the corners of Park Avenue and 42nd Street. Opening its doors on February, 2, 1913, the station had more than 150,000 visitors on opening day. With 44 platforms and 67 tracks, Grand Central Terminal is the world's largest commuter train station. The two story terminal sits on 48 acres of land, with both floors below ground. According to a survey conducted in 2011, Grand Central Terminal is the sixth most popular tourist attraction in the World, with more than 21,600,000 visitors each year. Despite the renaming of the terminal in 1913, many continue to call it “Grand Central Station” after the rail station that was previously at the site. This iconic building is the greatest transportation hub in New York City.
Staten Island FerryAttractions » Cruises, Sailing & Water Tourswww.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/ferrybus/statfery.shtmlThe Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry service that runs between Manhattan and Staten Island and is operated by New York. It is located at 4 South Street in New York, NY. It has been in operation since 1905 and is one of the world's busiest ferries carrying over 20 million people every year. The total trip takes about 25 minutes and gives great views of Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty. The ferry can hold approximately 65,000 people at one time. When you depart from the ferry there's numerous restaurants, shops and museums within walking distance. The best part about this ferry ride besides providing breath-taking views is there is no charge to ride it. This ferry is ranked number 33 out of over 600 attractions in New York City.
New York Public LibraryAttractions » Historic Landmarks5th Ave and 42nd St, 10018 | www.nypl.org The New York Public Library is the second largest library system in the United States. They have over 53 million items on hand, including a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. Most tourists become familiarized with the main branch located on 5th avenue and 42nd street. The Rose Main reading room is something that anyone visiting the main library needs to visit. Many people enjoy the ambiance and architectural beauty of the building. Anyone visiting the library should allocate at least half a day to check out the building and enjoy the beauty and history of it all. The great thing about a library visit is that it is free to visit at all times. The New York Public Library is a national treasure that tourists and locals alike should appreciate thoroughly.
Rockefeller CenterAttractions » Historic LandmarksBetween 47th and 51th Streets, 10020 | www.rockefellercenter.comRockefeller Center is an area that is comprised of 18 commercial buildings and it covers roughly about 22 acres in New York City. This complex lies between 48th Street and 51st Streets. It was built by the Rockefeller family and is situated right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Midtown Manhattan is right between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. Rockefeller Center became a National Historic Landmark back in 1987. Rockefeller Center was named after John D. Rockefeller Jr. Rockefeller Center is a very contemporary and innovative kind of place. This is something that can be felt with its unique artwork and attractions. Not only does Rockefeller Center have lots of landmark buildings and a rich history all its own. It is also home to the world-famous Christmas Tree lighting and lots of other events. All about Rockefeller Center in New York is a very interesting place that is filled with lots of people.
Ellis IslandAttractions » Historic LandmarksNew York Harbor, 10017 | www.ellisisland.orgEllis Island was the first stop for millions of incoming immigrants to the United States. It functioned at the gateway for the mass amounts of immigration from 1892 when it first opened until restrictions on immigration made it unnecessary to keep the island's facilities open in 1924. During the second World War it was used as a detention center for foreign enemies and those whose position was questioned at the time. Today it is one of the most popular museums and is near to the Statue of Liberty. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors go there to see the exhibits about the history of immigration and the cultures of people who passed through on their way to a new country. The Ellis Island Museum provides a database of information on the 12 million immigrants who passed through before landing in port at New York Harbor to researchers and descendants.
Rock of Ages A New MusicalAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events256 West 47th Street | www.rockofagesmusical.com/broadway.phpRock of Ages: A New Musical in New York, NY is the perfect blend of 1980's classic rock, and the Broadway theme of musicals replicated the world over. This famous musical is perfect for those who are concerned about whether or not they would actually enjoy a musical! The bands featured throughout this wonderful musical are those who were most famous throughout the glam years of rock in the 1980's. Tickets to this wonderful show could be had for as low as $97 in the orchestra section. If you are in the mood to see a musical with a unique twist on it that may reflect your actual tastes in music, then perhaps this is the one for you! Rock of Ages: A New Musical in New York, NY is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family, but is guaranteed to be adored by any person who is a fan of classic rock.
Frick CollectionAttractions » Museums1 E 70th St, 10021 | www.frick.orgThe Frick Collection is a museum and a research center located at 1 East 70th Street
New York, NY. Parking is limited on the street and a convenient parking garage is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . The Frick does not allow photography of any of its exhibits. They have offer public restrooms. The admission price for adults is $18, for senior citizens 65 years and older is $10. The admission price for students is $10. There is a free day on Sunday between the hours of 11am and 1:00pm, and you may pay as much or little as you wish. Unfortunately children under ten are not allowed in the galleries. Also if you are a member the admission is always free. The collection is open six days a week Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6:00pm. Group tours, audio tours, school visits, and private tours are all offered at the Frick Collection museum and research center.
9/11 MemorialAttractions » Historic LandmarksWorld Trade Center, 10006 | www.911memorial.orgOne of the most heartfelt attractions in New York City is the 9/11 Memorial. Everyone across the world will never forget that dreadful day September 11, 2011. The New York World Trade Centers fell down in horror. After so many years of healing, New York City has constructed a memorial in honor of the fallen victims. It is located at One Liberty Plaza and admission is free. The hours range from Mon - Fri, 10am - 8pm; Weekend and Holidays, 9am - 8pm; Last entry at 7pm. There are two large fountains that are located where the towers once stand. You will never forget your visit of the 9/11 Memorial site.
Radio City Music HallAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events1260 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), 10020 | www.radiocity.comRadio City Music Hall is the world's largest indoor theater. Known for being the home of the Rockettes, the hall's Great Stage has also played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment and over 300 million people have enjoyed concerts, stage shows, special events and movies at the site. Created to be a “palace for the people,” the hall offered incredible entertainment at prices affordable to the average New Yorker. Many of the original special effects mechanisms continue to be used today, including a fog, rain and cloud-producing machine that relies on steam drawn directly from a nearby Con Edison generating plant. Visitors can tour the hydraulic system, walk across the Great Stage and explore the luxurious private suite topped with 12-foot ceilings with dazzling gold leaf details. Tours begin daily from 11 am until 3 pm, and admission is $19.95 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and children.
Museum of Modern ArtAttractions » Historic Landmarks11 West 53rd Street, 10019 | www.moma.orgThe Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City houses some of the most memorable modern art works in the entire world. With more than 150,000 unique pieces and another 70,000 artist files, it is a must see for locals and tourists alike. In addition, MoMA has more than 20,000 cinematic productions as well as millions of photography and film stills. MoMA also offers a complete array of educational classes and forums designed to show a different side than just a work of art by a renowned artist, taking the viewer to a deeper level.
The newly remodeled design has provided even more space to build upon the artwork started in the late 1920’s from J. D. Rockefeller’s own personal collection. At $25.00 a ticket for an adult per day, the Museum of Modern Art is a steal and a landmark trip for all who venture to New York.
The Lion King at the Minskoff TheatreAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events200 W 45th St, 10036 | disney.go.com/theatre/thelionking/broadway/#/homeThe Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre located at 1515 Broadway New York, New York is a musical based off the Disney classic using song, dance and African lanscape to entertain you the viewer and your family. This Tony Award winning show is perfect for the family, you can see the entire savanna come to life with all of your families favorite animals everything from giraffes to zebras. The show runs 2 hours and 40 minutes. The price of admission runs from $288-$342. The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre bring you the signts and sounds of this classic tale through song, acting, singing, costumes and makeup all wrapped in an African motif. The musical also uses the Oscar winning song that defines the story. The musical runs multiple times on Sundays and has plenty of other days for you to see this once in a lifetime Broadway play.
Times SquareAttractions » Historic LandmarksBroadway, 10036 | www.timessquarenyc.orgIn New York City there are two of the most iconic images that can be found in the world, the Statue of Liberty and of course the ever present Times Square that never sleeps. Times Square is technically a busy commercial intersection located in the heart of the Manhattan district of the city. Along its streets are dozens of uptown stores for curious shoppers to buy or look into. It is also a huge entertainment venue with TV studios and Broadway plays working all day. Hundreds of thousand of people flock there every year on New Year's Eve to watch the dropping of the Crystal Ball and welcome the new year. Times Square is the center of New York tourism.
Statue of LibertyAttractions » Historic LandmarksLiberty Island, 10004 | www.nps.gov/stli/index.htmThe Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty island off New York Harbor just south of Manhattan in New York City. The statue was a gift from the people of France, and officially opened in October 1886. The Statue of Liberty represents freedom to people all over the world. The statue is operated by the Unites States National Park Service. Tourists can visit the island by taking a ferry operated Statue Cruises. The cost for the ferry ride is $14.00 for seniors, $17.00 for ages 13 plus, $13.00 for ages 4-12, and free for children under four. Audio and ranger tours are included for free. Tickets for the ferry ride are easily purchased online.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumAttractions » Museums12th Avenue & 46th Street, 10036 | www.intrepidmuseum.org The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum located at Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave in New York, NY. It is one of the largest and most varied museums in the United States. One of the most prominent parts of the museum is the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier. The cost of admission varies from $12 TO $24 dollars, with many discounts offered. The basic admission ticket gives people access to the Intrepid and the USS Growler submarine. The flight deck of the USS Intrepid has 12 aircraft on the flight deck that can be looked at up close. The other main attraction at the museum is the space shuttle Enterprise. This exhibit will be re-opening in 2013. It was shut down briefly because of Hurricane Sandy. For people that want a more in depth understanding of the exhibits, guided tours are offered at all major exhibits for an admission price of $22 dollars.
Metropolitan Museum of ArtAttractions » Museums1000 Fifth Avenue, 10028 | store.metmuseum.orgThe Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on 5th Avenue and 82nd Street in Manhattan, New York. The Museum was founded in 1870 by American citizens who include businessmen, financiers and artists. The museum opened its doors on February 20, 1972 and at the time it was located at 681 Fifth Avenue. It’s the largest art museum in the United States with more than 2 million works of art. Some of the permanent collection consists of Ancient Egypt paintings and sculptures, encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, antique weapons, modern art, and classical antiquity. The museum also hosts traveling shows in addition to its exhibitions.
Fifth AvenueAttractions » Historic Landmarks
Fifth Avenue in New York City is one of the most expensive and prestigious streets in the world. Those fortunate enough to reside on this famous street are among the wealthiest people in the city. With million dollar penthouses and apartments, the real estate prices are amongst the highest in the country. If shopping is the goal, stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Versace will beckon your call. If you are a jewelry lover, Cartier, Bulgari and Tiffany and Company will catch your eye with its sparkling storefronts. There is something for everyone to enjoy including the world famous FAO Schwartz, one of the most famous and largest toy stores. Also found on this famous street are grand churches and historical buildings. With so many museums located on Fifth Avenue, it is known as the Museum Mile. It is truly a wonderful tourist attraction that is a must see for everyone.
Metropolitan Opera HouseAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsWest 62nd Street, 10023 | www.metoperafamily.org/metoperaThe Metropolitan Opera House is located in Lincoln Center on the upper west side of Manhattan at Broadway and 66th Street. The opera house is home to the renowned Metropolitan Opera Company which presents up to 27 productions during the season lasting from September through May. The Metropolitan Opera House has close to 4,000 seats and houses two major works by Marc Chagall in the lobby. The opera company has nurtured the careers of singers such as Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming in productions ranging from traditional works like Puccini's "La Boheme" and Bizet's "Carmen" to new work such as Philip Glass's "The Voyage". Ticket prices for opera productions vary in price from $20 for seats in the Family Circle to $300 for orchestra seats. Backstage tours of the opera house are available on weekdays and Sundays. Tickets for the tour cost $20 for adults and $16 for students.
Empire State BuildingAttractions » Historic Landmarks350 Fifth Avenue, 10118 | www.esbnyc.com/index2.cfmThe Empire State building is a must visit attraction for anyone who visits NYC. Make sure to try and find a discounted ticket, as the cost is pretty high, you should be able to find a ticket for $22. Most people take the elevator, though you certainly can take the stairs the whole way up, keep in mind, the building is 102 floors tall. The views from the Empire State Building are truly amazing; you can see for miles and miles. Make sure to arrive early, or plan on standing in line, the building is a huge attraction to most tourists visiting the city of New York.
World Trade CenterAttractions » Historic LandmarksAlthough the World Trade Center was the center point of the horrible attacks of September 11, 2011 and the famous Twin Towers, it is also an economic powerhouse located within the heart of Manhattan in New York City. Since the terrible events which killed 3,000 people on 9/11, this popular trading area has worked to rebuild and to memorialize an appropriate spot for those lost. The new tower dubbed the Freedom Tower or One World Trade Center is being built to a staggering 1776 feet in honor of the year the US was founded. It has become a popular stop for visitors to see the memorial or for a work meeting over a new business office among other things. Visiting the site of the World Trade Center and the 9/11 outdoor memorial is free although at no cost visiting passes are required for entry to the memorial.
American Museum of Natural HistoryAttractions » Museums79th Street and Central Park West, 10024 | www.amnh.orgThe American Museum of Natural History located in Manhattan in New York City is the oldest natural history museum in the United States. It was founded in 1869 to showcase the different species of animals both extinct and alive. The founders were some of the leading scientists and explorers including Teddy Roosevelt's father, Theodore Roosevelt Sr and pioneering zoologist Louis Agassiz from Harvard University. The museum currently houses a wide display of animal remains from around the world. They are famous for their hall of African Mammals, one of the largest in the world. Many tourist come to the natural history museum for their magnificent dinosaur fossil displays from the T-Rex to the Apatosaurus. The American Museum of Natural History is also able to boast a large collection of rare meteorites and gem stones including a section of the world famous Ahnigito meteorite, the largest every found in the world.
One Man, Two GuvnorsAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events239 West 45th Street | onemantwoguvnorsbroadway.comBroadway offers the visitor to New York a broad comedy, <i>One Man, Two Guvners</i>. This comedy is an updating of a classic Italian script, A Servant of Two Masters. The play is set Brighton, the British vacation town. Its plot concerns a musician, Roscoe, who becomes involved with one of the small town hoodlums. As the story unfolds, we learn that Roscoe is not a fellow at all, but Roscoes’ sister. The cross-dressing young lady ends up in the employ of two men who – in classic farce form – must under no circumstances meet. The play is a slapstick comedy with broad humor. It offers skiffle music (a sort of combination of rock-and-roll and bluegrass) in a pre-show concert and between scenes. The show’s broad humor slightly ribald, and includes a mild sex scene. <i>One Man, Two Guvners</i> is suitable for tweens to adults.
Central ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature59th to 110th St, from Central Park West to 5th Ave, 10022 | www.centralparknyc.orgEvery wanted to visit a big park where you can enjoy the beautiful green scenery or let your little ones run free with the wind? Or how about bringing a picnic and enjoying lunch on a blanket? Thats all that Central Park offers and more. Within the 843 acres of land that it sits on there are tons of fountains and there is even a zoo. For those that love to be outdoors and enjoy plants there is even a garden for you! There is a tennis court and space to enjoy strawberries. So within the Big City there is a place where you can experience the small town park feel and just enjoy life with those around you.