Are you planning a trip to the most exciting city on Earth? New York has inspired thousands and thousands of stories, and now you’re about to experience your very own in its wide and busy streets. You’re probably feeling overwhelmed, considering the many landmarks you’ve seen in so many movies and TV shows, and that you’ve read about in tons of novels and magazines. Don’t worry – we’ve been there as well! This is why we have prepared a comprehensive list of what to see in New York. Take good note of the following so you don’t miss out on anything!

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What to see in New York: The must-sees of New York


Let’s start our list of things to see in New York with the basics. These are the landmarks that you absolutely need to visit:

  • The Statue of Liberty: We don’t need to say much about New York’s most famous landmark, located south of Manhattan. If you want to climb to the viewpoint, book your tickets very much in advance.
  • Central Park: A picnic in Manhattan’s green lung is almost mandatory. A great place where to peek at the locals, who go there to spend time with their family on the weekends or to work out. If you’re lucky, you may even see a squirrel or two!
  • The Empire State Building: It’s not the tallest building in the planet anymore, but it still is the most emblematic. Book your ticket in advanced to climb to the top!

Grand Central Terminal: One of the city’s most beautiful spots, scenario of many unforgettable movie scenes. Don’t forget to take a picture with the emblematic clock!

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What to see in New York: An overwhelming amount of culture


New York is rich in entertainment and excitement, but it also one of the best places in the world to learn and learn and learn. These are the top museums that sure deserve a visit:

The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art): One of the most important and large museums in the world. Save some time for this wonder!

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  • The MoMa (Museum of Modern Art): One of the most impressive collections, if not the most, of contemporary art. Don’t miss out on the temporary exhibits – they’re always great!
  • The American Museum of Natural History: One of the best science museums in the world. A mandatory visit if you’re travelling with children. They will never forget the dinosaur and the blue whale reproductions!
  • The Public Library: If you like books, New York’s Public Library is a must visit for you. Don’t forget to stop by the Rose Main Reading Room, which you’ll recognise from many movies.

What to see in New York: Time for entertainment

After learning in the amazing New York museums, it’s time for a little fun. These are your top options in entertaining:

  • Broadway: The mecca of musical theatre – you need to try to go to a Broadway show while you’re in New York! To do so, take a look at the offer and book very much in advance.
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  • Madison Square Garden: If musicals are not your cup of tea, you can go see a Knicks match in the famous Madison Square Garden.
  • Time for jazz: If music’s your thing, there aren’t many places better than New York to listen to jazz. You will find charming little jazz clubs all over Manhattan and Harlem.

What to see in New York: Walking around

You’ve probably noticed that some of New York’s most famous landmarks where missing from the list… But we haven’t forgotten about them! You can see some of them while walking around the city, so we have put them all together so you can mark their location in the map. These is the end of our list of what to see in New York:

  • Times Square: The most touristic spot of New York, understandably so! Sit down for coffee and beer and enjoy the lights and the movement.
  • Fifth Avenue: Go for a stroll in New York’s most famous avenue and shop in boutiques as famous as Tiffany & Co – if you can afford it! Don’t forget to stop by the beautiful Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
  • Flatiron Building: It’s one of the most original and famous buildings in the city of New York. You’ll find it next to Madison Square Park.

Brooklyn Bridge (and Brooklyn!): A magical place where to see how Manhattan lights up at night. Don’t forget to visit Brooklyn as a whole, as it is a charming borough full of culture and inspired little spots.

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  • Queens: A great place to eat, and a great place to learn about New York’s melting pot. One of the most picturesque places of this wonderful city.
  • Harlem: One of New York’s most multicultural borough. Despite its history, it is nowadays a safe place to visit.


Now that you know what to see in New York, you’re now more than ready to visit this vibrant city. Don’t forget to tell us all about your trip in the comments section!

At GowithOh, we are an enthusiastic team of self-confessed Europhiles who are passionate about travel. We especially love the variety of city breaks possible in Europe, from the historic UNESCO heritage cities like Prague, to the more cosmopolitan beachside destinations like Barcelona. We love discovering the hidden gems in different cities and sharing them with our fans so everyone can benefit and enjoy the perfect city break in Europe.