Empire State Building
No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to this world-famous landmark. Soaring 1,250 feet high with 102 stories, the Empire State Building is one of the Big Apple's most visited attractions. This awe-inspiring skyscraper features two observation decks where you can admire stunning views of the city both day and night.
As the setting of countless novels, films, and televisions shows, this famous 843-acre park offers attractive landscapes, gardens, fountains, lakes, and statues as well as a zoo, castle, carousel, and observatory. You can picnic, relax on a bench, or exercise with activities like swimming, skating, biking, boating, and rock climbing.
Considered by many as one of the greatest buildings in the world due to its remarkable architecture, this 70-story skyscraper is home to widely known financial and entertainment firms as well as numerous shops and restaurants. During winter, Rockefeller Center showcases its magnificent, annual Christmas tree and an ice skating rink. Whatever season you visit, you can see amazing views of NYC from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
World famous for hosting the New Year's Eve ball drop, Times Square is a must-do experience. This spacious district of sky-high buildings, bustling crowds, brilliant lights, and dazzling billboards will captivate you as you shop for souvenirs, sample tasty New York cuisine, or catch a Broadway performance.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The busiest portal through which millions of people from around the globe entered the United States, Ellis Island is an important historic site. Here, you can tour a museum to learn about the lives of many immigrants who left their homeland to come to America, through photographs, official records, and other artifacts. You can also check out the Great Hall and Wall of Honor to learn more about the immigration process.
While this list of must-see attractions is only a small fraction of all the great sights in New York City, we hope it offers you a starting point for planning your visit. What's more, Go New York Tours can guide you around all these Big Apple sights through exciting tours by bike, boat, and bus opportunities.