New York City Sights & Attractions

The city with so many attractions and landmarks, it is hard to know where to start. We offer our Must See Picks-some of the sights and landmarks of New York City that you don't want to miss. Click the links to find out more about each attraction. When you get to our detail pages, you will find useful information about each attraction, links that will keep you up to date and a handy cross reference scheme that will let you know where you are in the city. Use our form to Submit Your Listing to MSNY.

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Most Popular Attractions

   Times Square

   Empire State Building

   Central Park

   Grand Central Terminal

   Statue of Liberty

   The High Line

   Rockefeller Center

   Chrysler Building


9/11 Tribute Center
92nd Street Y
African Burial Ground
Apollo Theater
Aqueduct Racetrack
Barclays Center
Battery Park Conservancy
Bedford-Stuyvesant Historic District
Belmont Park
Blue Heron Park & Nature Center
Brighton Beach
Broadway/Theatre District
Bronx Walk of Fame
Brookfield Place
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Lyceum
Castle Clinton National Monument
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Central Park
Central Park Loeb Boathouse
Chelsea Piers
Chinatown Brooklyn
Chrysler Building
Church of the Holy Trinity
Circle Line Downtown
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises at 42nd Street
Citi Field
City Hall Park/City Hall
Columbia University
Columbus Circle
Coney Island
Dakota Apartments
Ed Sullivan Theatre
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Ellis Island
Empire State Building
Empire State Building Observatory
FDNY Fire Zone
Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Reserve Bank Of New York Tour
Firemen's Memorial
Flatiron Building
Foods of New York Tours
Fordham University
Fordham University Church
Fort Hamilton
General Grant National Memorial & Tomb
George Washington at Valley Forge Memorial
Governors Island
Grace Church
Gracie Mansion
Grand Central Terminal

Gray Line Bus Tours - Times Square
Greenbelt Nature Center
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Hall of Fame for Great Americans
Haughwout Building
Herald Square
High Rock Park
Historic Richmond Town
Irish Hunger Memorial
Jacob K Javits Convention Center
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Judson Memorial Church
Juilliard School
Lipstick Building
Little Red Lighthouse (Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse)
Macy's New York, Inc.
Madame Tussauds
Madison Square Garden
NASDAQ MarketSite
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
NBC Studio Tour
New York Botanical Garden
New York Korean War Veterans Memorial
New York Mercantile Exchange
New York Philharmonic
New York Public Library
New York Skyride
New York Stock Exchange
New York University
New York Water Taxi
One World Observatory
Pelham Bay Park
Penn Station
Prospect Park
Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse
Queens Botanical Garden
Radio City Music Hall
Restaurant Row
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Riverside Church
Rockefeller Center

Roosevelt Island Tramway
Saks Fifth Avenue
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Shops at Columbus Circle
Skyline Princess
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Sony Tower
South Street Seaport
Spirit Cruises - New York
St Patrick's Cathedral
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Church on the Bowery
St. Paul's Chapel
Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island Zoo
Statue Cruises
Statue of Liberty
Stephen Sondheim Theater
Straus Park
Sylvia's Restaurant
Teddy Roosevelt's Birthplace
The Garment District
The High Line
Tiffany & Co.
Times Square
Times Square Visitors Center
Titanic Memorial Lighthouse
TKTS Discount Booth - Times Square
Top of the Rock
Toys 'R Us - Times Square
Trinity Church
Trump International Hotel & Tower
Tweed Couthouse
Union Square
United Nations Headquarters
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Valentine-Varian House
Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
Wall Street Financial District
Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park Arch
Wave Hill
Woodlawn Cemetery
Woolworth Building
Yankee Stadium

Other Attractions

National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey
226 W 44th Street btwn 7th Ave. & 8th Ave. Map It
Times Square New York, NY 10036
Tel: 646-308-1337
Hours: Sunday—Thursday, 10 a.m.—10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.—midnight


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER a first-of-its kind immersive entertainment experience that harnesses ground-breaking technology in new ways to transport guests on an incredible underwater journey. Visitors walk through the experience with friends and family, journeying across the Pacific Ocean to interact with and encounter the ocean’s greatest wonders and mightiest creatures.

You’ll come face-to-face with humpback whales and great white sharks, Humboldt squid and sea lions, and animals you’ve never dreamed of…in ways you’ve never seen. All without getting wet! All in the heart of Times Square!

From the creative minds at SPE Partners, with a team of Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning artists, National Geographic Encounter is a brand-new kind of entertainment experience. You may never want to come up for air.


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