Attractions in New York

Planning to visit the Big Apple? Looking for attractions in New York City? Get ready to be dazzled. Everything is big here, and even though most tourists tend to spend most or all of their visit in Manhattan, it is still a big place to explore. New York attractions are located all over Manhattan, so planning your New York sightseeing is crucial. Many consider New York as the modern capital of the world, and not only because the UN headquarters are located here. If you are visiting New York City for the first time you should plan carefully your itinerary, as it is easy to get overwhelmed and miss some of the must see attractions.

This is why we produced more than 30 video guides with important tips on how to plan your holiday including a special guide on Shopping in New York, nightlife attractions and budget tips for visiting NY. You can also get a special video guide that includes tips and events which are relevant to the actual time of your visit. Just click on the banner on top of the page, put the dates of your NY travel with your email address, and we will send you your special video guide with all the tips and events that are relevant for you! You are also invited to check our special New York travel guide.

Top New York attractions

Lets start with the most important tip that can change your holiday completely – The New York pass! City passes are pre-paid cards that offer you free entrance to certain amount of landmarks, museums and attractions. Many cities offer them but NYC offers you by far the best selection of city passes; we think every visitor should get one pass of the three on offer. The big question is which one you should take – here are our thoughts:

New York Pass: This is the most popular pass in the city. The pass offers you free entry to 80 different New York attractions. With this pass, it is like a buffet… if you can visit 8 attractions in a day, just do it… nothing will stop you. You buy this pass per day and the price per day drops according to the amount of days you choose. If you travel with kids, or you are the type of visitor who likes exploring a lot, this pass can not only save you hundreds of dollars, but also offer you an amazing opportunity to do more and see more in this great city. NYC attractions in the pass include: the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, NBC studio tour and more… the Pass also includes free city sightseeing cruises, food tours, special “behind the scenes tours” and much more. The list of things to do in NY is endless!

New York explorer pass: If you like to take things a bit slower, this should be your pass. Things work different here. You have a list of 56 different tours and New York attractions. And you can buy 3,5,7 or 10 attractions which you can explore in 30 days! The more attractions you buy the less you pay per attraction. How much will you save? Its your call… among the attractions and tours on offer you can take the hop on hop off bus, a special tour for “Gossip girl” fans and a speed boat ride – all cost about $45 – $50 each if you’d do them without the pass… This pass is also great if you wish to explore the city’s museums as it includes fast track tickets to all the major ones!

New York City pass: Want to visit mainly the “must” see attractions in New York? This is the best pass for you. The New York city pass only includes the essential NYC attractions in the city, together for one low price. With the pass you can get free entry to the Empire state Building (including a free “second entry” to explore NYC  lights at night), the Natural History Museum, the Metropolitan and Moma Museums. You can also pick between the Guggenheim museum or to visit the observatory deck “Top of the Rock” and you can choose either a sightseeing cruise, or Statue of Liberty and Ellis island cruise.

New York CityPass

Get the New York CityPASS, the best deal in the Big Apple. Your New York CityPASS saves you time and money as you skip long ticket queues for entry to six of New York's premier attractions.

New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for 3-hours of real New York fun! This New York dinner cruise includes a delicious buffet, an amazing DJ and breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Don't wait - add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!

USD 119.59$

Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

On this luxury New York City dinner cruise, savor gourmet cuisine and enjoy live jazz entertainment while soaking up breathtaking views of the Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn skylines. Pass in front of the Empire State Building, Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport and more from the viewing decks or the all-glass enclosed cabin, treating you to amazing views every second of the way. Upgrade to enjoy a romantic or first class VIP experience including a private table and French sparkling wine!

USD 172.79$

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, an open-top bus tour, and a hop-on-hop-off cruise. You can upgrade to also include afternoon admission to the 9/11 Museum. Seem like a lot to do in one day? Opt to take your cruise the following day. It's a great way to see NYC’s newest sites and its most iconic attractions, and a Viator exclusive package that can't be booked anywhere else!

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City!

USD 149.99$