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10 Best-Rated Tourist Attractions in New York City

These are must-see best attractions in New York

The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in new York City.

New York City is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with plenty of things to see and do. There are numerous tourist attractions like monuments, parks and museums, so you can't possibly be bored here. That is why people dream of visiting this breathtaking city and have a chance to experience all of its glory in person. So, in order to enjoy everything you had in plan, it is crucial to organize your trip and try to fit all the attractions you want to see. Put a couple of best-rated ones on the top of your list and don't worry as much about the rest. Here are the 10 best-rated tourist attractions you must see in New York.

Central Park, a must-see among tourist attractions

One of the greatest tourist attractions, the beautiful and iconic 843-acre park is something you must see when in New York, or at least a part of it. It is located in the center of Manhattan, designed by Frederic Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux back in 1857. Since Central Park really is huge, it will approximately take you two whole hours to walk around it. You'll be able to see the Sheep Meadow, a place where you can relax or meditate on an open lawn. Then there's the Central Park Zoo, with polar bears, penguins, red pandas and other magnificent animals. The Shakespeare Garden full of flowers mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and the amazing Belvedere Castle are also some of the must-see attractions when you're in Central Park.

An aerial view of Central Park in New York
Central Park is New York is a great green oasis, where you can walk, sit down and relax,
or visit one of its many attractions, including Central Park Zoo.

Rockefeller Center

Christmas time in New York is especially fun at Rockefeller Center, famous for the huge Christmas tree and the outdoor ice-skating rink. Located in the middle of Manhattan, it has a shopping complex and a stunning bronze sculpture of Atlas. You'll see a lot of people taking photos of the sculpture and others ice skating.

Brooklyn Bridge, one of the tourist attractions with a great view

This suspension bridge is a historical landmark that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. Its arches are shaped in a Gothic fashion and its walkway is made of wood planks. Pedestrians and cyclists are able to cross the bridge by walking the whole distance of the walkway. Moreover, it is one of the tourist attractions with beautiful views over the East River and Statue of Liberty.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Built in 1879, this neo-Gothic church displays outstanding architecture with white marble facade, bronze doors and spires that are 330 feet high. Tourists love this building and so do believers.

St. Patrick's Cathedral as one of the major tourist attractions in New York City on the inside.
A look inside of St. Patrick's Cathedral and its outstanding neo-Gothic architecture.

The newest and priciest renovation of the St. Patrick's Cathedral worth 200 million dollars was completed in 2016.

The most recognized among tourist attractions: The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty came to New York City as a gift from France. It is a symbol of freedom and a monument recognized around the world. No other tourist attraction is as iconic as this tall statue with a torch. You can take a trip to the Liberty Island by boat or pre-purchase a ticket to go inside the statue.

Empire State Building

Another widely-recognized attraction is New York City's famous Empire State Building. It has 102 stories and remained the tallest building in the world for 41 years. On its 86th floor, there is an open-air observatory, the highest one in the city. However, waiting in long lines can be a frustrating experience so pre-order your tickets and avoid the crowd.

Empire State building
Another of iconic tourist attractions in New York is Empire State building

If you're in for a bite to eat after a long day of visiting tourist attractions, there are plenty of restaurants in New York City. Keith David's Harlem Grill, for example, is one of the top ten rated restaurants.

Times Square

Times Square is an iconic part of the city, the one that makes New York famous as the city that never sleeps. All year round, Times Square is busy with tourists who want to see all the electronic billboards, Broadway theaters and cinemas. Once a theater, the impressive Paramount building located here is an office tower now. If you're thinking about when the right time to visit Times Square is, that would undoubtedly be the New Year's Eve. You'll see the famous ball-lowering and an exciting firework show that will make anyone's celebration even more enjoyable. If you're planning to stay in a hotel in New York during the winter holidays, do not forget to book in advance.

Times Square lights up at night
As you've probably seen it in movies, Times Square is a truly busy place at any time.

The High Lane

Once destined for demolition, the High Lane is now a beautiful public park. It is a beautiful place to bring your family or meet your friends located on Manhattan's West Side. Lots of Kelly-green trees and beautiful flowers make the park a perfect spot to relax after a busy day. Giant chaise lounges and benches provide plenty of seating space for everyone who wants to gather there. The High Lane park is also known as the ‘park in the sky’ since it is made on a set of elevated tracks that eventually became obsolete.

Fifth Avenue

One of the most popular shopping districts, the Fifth Avenue, is a wonderland for people who like to spend some money. You'll find a lot of famous designer stores here like Tiffany, the Apple Store, Cartier, etc. Other than stores, you'll find that Central Park as well as St. Patrick's Cathedral are near. So, you won't need to walk that much in order to see other tourist attractions in the area. If you really like the feeling of elegance in this part of the city, relocating to NYC might be a good idea.

Carnegie Hall

The first great concert hall, Carnegie, opened in 1891. Some of the famous musicians who performed here are The Beatles, Tchaikovsky and Leonard Bernstein. You can choose to go on a guided tour of the hall in order to learn more and see all of its parts. Similarly, you can go to see a performance and discover why it has one of the world's most impressive acoustics.

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