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New York City Sightseeing and Tourist Information
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028
The one thing that you will notice about this area is that you are surrounded by history. What is known to be the Museum Mile, there is something for everyone within the Met and the museums that line this stretch. From curatorial departments to the database with our history, The Met is a must see if in the city.
- El Museo del Barrio, devoted to the art and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean (www.elmuseo.org)
- The Jewish Museum, chronicling 4,000 years of Jewish culture (www.thejewishmuseum.org)
- The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution housed in the former mansion of early 20th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie (www.ndm.si.edu)
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a small and engaging museum of modern art housed in a unique spiraling space designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (www.guggenheim.org)
- The Neue Galerie New York, a museum of early 20th-century German and Austrian art and design, with a charming Viennese-style cafe inside (www.neuegalerie.org)
Stretching 2 ½ miles from 59th Street up to 110th, Central Park has become a staple for visitors because of the variety of things that people can do while visiting. Walking, jogging, cycling, roller skating, tennis, team sports, horseback riding, lawn bowling, croquet, rowing, wall climbing and so much more can be found all within the walls of Central Park. As well as participating in physical activities, one can lounge around the pond or enjoy the abundance of flora and fauna.
Where else in the world could you walk about 6 miles and experience all sorts of different cultures but still be in the same place? As you start at the Wall Street financial district through Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy to Greenwich Village, then through Chelsea, Korea Town and the Garment District then to Times Square and eventually hit Central Park, you will notice that you can experience the whole world in a day’s walk. Explore the shops, delis, restaurants, museums, and just watching and experience the New York lifestyle.
Want to go to a live taping of your favorite talk show host or attend a musical on Broadway or even go to a concert of the Philharmonic or your favorite artist? In New York City you can do anything you want because there is everything here. Ranging from the Late Night Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America to the Little Mermaid, you can see it all.
- Broadway Shows and Ticket Information www.broadway.com
- Metropolitan Opera www.metopera.org
- New York City Opera www.nycopera.com
- American Ballet Theater www.abt.org
- New York City Ballet www.nycballet.com
- New York Philharmonic www.newyorkphilharmonic.org
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex www.lincolncenter.org
There is so much to do in Times Square that the easiest way to explain it is that you have to see it for yourself. Labeled the Crossroads of the World, there are massive amounts of shopping, the Broadway district, walking/helicopter/carriage tours, dining, and everything else you could imagine into one area.
Empire State Building
The 1,454 foot tall building has an exterior observatory on the 86th floor from which visitors can see up to 80 miles away on a clear day. The observatory is open seven days a week, 9:30 am to midnight (last tickets sold at 11:15pm). Special holiday hours are observed. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for military personnel, senior citizens and youths ages 12-17, $4.00 for children aged 6-11, and free for children under 5 and military in uniform. Security has been tightened recently so leave extra time and make sure to bring a picture ID. 350 Fifth Ave, at 34th Street.
Over 40% of the U.S. population descend from the 17 million immigrants that have passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. The Ellis Island Museum is in the same building that the immigrants came through in those 64 years. Round trip fare is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17 years old, and free to children 3 and under. Ferries operate 7 days a week, from approximately 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Statue of Liberty
As a gift from France, this lady has welcomed millions of foreigners coming into the city to seek a new life in the free world. A trip to the Statue of Liberty takes about 15 minutes and is well worth it. Round trip fare is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $3 for children 3-17 years old, and free to children 3 and under. Ferries operate 7 days a week.