New York Attractions

New York has become synonymous with awesome travel; apart from the natural beauty, the abundance of New York attractions available makes the city an international hot spot for tourists from around the world. Click to read our article on sightseeing in New York City.

Nicknamed the city that never sleeps the New York City tourist attractions on offer are spectacularly diverse. There is so much to do and see in terms of New York attractions that it is best to plan your trip ahead of time. This way you can choose the top New York City tourist attractions you are interested in and book your tours and tickets in advance.

There are also several tours available during which you will get the chance to see the top New York City attractions. These tours are sometimes the best way to see as many of the New York attractions as possible in a relatively short space of time. Check out our Tours page as several of tours on offer make scheduled stops or offer specific tours to a host of top New York City attractions. Also for accommodations there are countless hotels and vacation rentals in NYC to choose from when planning your trip.

NYC Attractions

Choose from the following types of attractions:
Historic Site Religious Site/Church
Landmark Sports Venue
Museum/Gallery Theatre/Performing Arts
Neighborhood Theme Park/Aquarium/Zoo
Park/Garden More

Historic Site

Attraction Address
African Burial Ground 290 Broadway
Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park
Dyckman Farmhouse 4881 Broadway at 204th St.
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Located in The Bronx
Federal Hall 26 Wall Street
Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace
U.S. Customs House One Bowling Green


Attraction Address
Brooklyn Bridge 1071 Fifth Ave
Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Ave
Columbus Circle located across from Central Park
Ellis Island Ellis Island
Empire State Building 350 Fifth Ave at 34th St
Flatiron Building Bounded by Fifth Ave, 23rd St, & Broadway
Grand Central Terminal 42nd St and Park Avenue
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene Park
Rockefeller Center Fifth Avenue to Seventh Ave
Radio City 1260 6th Avenue
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island in New York Harbor
Times Square 42nd St, Broadway & 7th Ave
United Nations Headquarters First Ave at 46th St
Wall Street & New York Stock Exchange 11 Wall St
Woolworth Building 233 Broadway


Attraction Address
American Folk Art Museum 45 West 53rd St., between Fifth & Sixth Aves
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West between 77th St and 81st St
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street
Children's Museum of Manhattan West 83rd St
Children's Museum of the Arts 185 Lafayette Street
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum 2 East 91st Street
Dwyer Cultural Center 258 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem
El Museo del Barrio New York 1230 Fifth Avenue in the East Harlem
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street
International Center of Photography 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, 12th Ave& 46th St
Italian American Museum 155 Mulberry Street
Louis Armstrong House Museum 34-56 107th Street in Queens
Merchant's House Museum 29 East Fourth Street
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Queens
Museum of Arts and Design 40 West 53rd St
Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street
Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place
Museum of Modern Art - MoMA 11 West 53rd St
Museum of Sex in New York 233 Fifth Avenue at 27th St
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, Queens
National Museum of the American Indian One Bowling Green
Neue Galerie 1048 Fifth Ave, at 86th St
New Museum 235 Bowery at Prince Street
New York City Fire Museum 278 Spring St between Varick and Hudson St
New York Historical Society Upper West Side at 170 Central Park West
New York Transit Museum corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn St
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road in Long Island City
NY Waterway Pier 78 at W. 38th St. and 12th Ave
Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens
Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street
Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue
Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave
South Street Seaport Short walk from NYC's Financial District
Studio Museum Harlem 144 West 125th Street
Tenement Museum - Lower East Side 97 Orchard St and the Lower East Side
The Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive in Fort Tryon Park
The Frick Collection 1 East 70th Street at Fifth Avenue
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) 15 East 84th Street
The Grolier Club 47 East 60th Street
The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
The New York City Police Museum 100 Old Slip between Water and South Streets
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center 135 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Attraction Address
Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn
City Island located just past Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx
Jumel Terrace Historic District Washington Heights
Sugar Hill Harlem neighbourhood
Times Square 42nd St, Broadway & 7th Ave
The Diamond District 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues


Attraction Address
Battery Park southern Manhattan
Botanical Gardens 200th St and Kazimiroff Boulevard
Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue at Eastern Parkway
Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd Streets
Central Park Manhattan's back yard
Conservatory Garden northeast end of Central Park
Governors Island in the heart of New York Harbor
Hudson River Park Carousel & Skatepark Pier 62 between 22nd and 23rd Streets
Pelham Bay Park Bronx
Prospect Park Brooklyn
Riverside Park New York City
Socrates Sculpture Park

Broadway and Vernon Boulevard

Strawberry Fields near Central Park West
The High Line Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street
Union Square Park East 14th Street to East 17th Street
Washington Square Park At the foot of New York's Fifth Ave
Wave Hill Bronx

Religious Site/Church

Attraction Address
Abyssinian Baptist Church 132 Odell Clark Place
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 140-7 West 137th Street
Brooklyn Tabernacle 7 Smith Street in downtown Brooklyn
Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue
St. Bartholomew’s Church 109 East 50th St.
St. Patrick's Cathedral 460 Madison Ave
St. Paul's Chapel 211 Broadway between Fulton & Vesey Sts
Temple Emanu-El One East 65th Street
The Church of the Transfiguration One East 29th Street
Trinty Church 74 Trinity Place

Sports Venue

Attraction Address
Chelsea Piers 23rd St and the Hudson River
Citi Field in Flushing a neighbourhood in Queens
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Located in Central Park
Lasker Pool & Rink Located in Central Park
Madison Square Gardens 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Wollman Rink Central Park South entrance - 59th St & 6th Ave
Yankee Stadium (Old Stadium) 161st St. and River Ave
Yankee Stadium (New Stadium) 161st St. and River Ave

Theatre/Performing Arts

Attraction Address
Apollo Theater 253 West 125th St
Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway at 74th Street
Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Ave
Lincoln Center 70 Lincoln Center Plaza
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Central Park at 79th Street
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Theme Park/Aquarium/Zoo

Attraction Address
Bronx Zoo Fordham Road and the Bronx River Parkway
Central Park Zoo 64th St and Fifth Ave in Manhattan
Coney Island 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY
New York Aquarium Surf Ave & West 8th Street in Brooklyn


Attraction Address
Condé Nast Building 4 Times Square (Broadway at West 42nd St)
Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th St
Madame Tussauds 234 West 42nd St
New York Library New York City
New York Subway New York City
Penn Station underneath Pennsylvania Plaza
Rikers Island Island of New York City
Staten Island Ferry 1 Whitehall St at South St
The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue