Visit New York City With Lakefront Lines
Take a worry-free trip to the Big Apple with Lakefront Lines on one of our luxury motorcoaches. We’re making the trip August 27-30 and we’d love for you to join us. Plus, we’re offering an early booking discount, too! Pay in full by April 21 and save $90 per person. Learn more about the trip here and check out some of the biggest attractions in NYC below!
10 Must See Attractions In NYC
1. The Statue of Liberty
Dripping in history, the iconic copper statue stands on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. The statue, given to America by the French, represents the Roman goddess Libertas who stands for liberty and personal freedom. Ferry trips to see the statue depart from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and typically make stops at both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. You can even climb the stairs inside the statue by purchasing a special ticket!
2. Times Square
Not only is Times Square the hub of the Broadway Theater District, but it’s essentially the hub of the world! It has acquired several different nicknames like “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”, and “The Heart of the World”. But the busy intersection hasn’t always been called “Times Square”… not until The New York Times set up their headquarters in the Times building that is now the location of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.
3. Central Park
A literal version of a concrete jungle, Central Park is comprised of 843 acres of grass, trees, ponds, boulders, athletic fields, and much more, all surrounded by Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers. Central Park is the most visited park in the United States, as well as the most filmed.
4. National 9/11 Memorial Museum
Visiting the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is the perfect way to pay tribute to those we lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Two beautiful twin reflecting pools now stand where the Twin Towers once did, featuring the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The accompanying 110,000 square foot museum documents and explores all the events of 9/11 through artifacts and multimedia displays.
5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known simply as The Met, has a permanent collection of over 2 million works of art. This museum is the largest in the United States and is among the most visited in the world. Works of art in the permanent collection range from ancient Egyptian artifacts to famous European paintings to modern American art.
6. Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Enjoy a stunning 360 degree view of the Manhattan skyline from the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. With elevator rides that will take you right up to the top, plus 3 different observation decks, it couldn’t be easier to see the expansive magic of New York City.
7. Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station is a centralized hub for travelers, but it’s also just a true wonder to look at. The terminal stands on 48 acres and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. But Grand Central Station isn’t just for travelers trying to catch a train or subway. You can find just about anything to eat in the Dining Concourse, shop around the Apple store, or gaze up at the amazing architecture of the Main Concourse.
8. The High Line Park
What once was a railroad in the early 1900s has now been converted to a public landscape where people are free to stroll along and enjoy the city views or take a seat at one of the many benches or lounge chairs and enjoy being surrounded by fresh, green plants.
9. The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library was founded in 1895 and is now the nation’s largest public library system with 88 neighborhood branches. The main branch building, which was designed in Beaux-Arts style and was the largest marble structure of its time, was finally finished being built in 1911 after spending $9 million to do so. The iconic marble lions that guard the front of the building are enough to attract tourists for some epic selfies.
10. Ellis Island
Ellis Island was the gateway to America for over 12 million immigrants between the years of 1892 and 1954. The main building on the island has been restored and adapted into the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, which opened back up in 1990 after the building had been abandoned for several decades. This building is one of the most important to the history of America. Like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island is accessible to tourists through ferry rides that usually depart from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.