Empire State: Everyone has probably heard of this iconic 102-storey skyscraper. Built in 1931 in just 1 year and 45 days, this building offers the most beautiful views of the city.
Statue of Liberty: South of Manhattan Island, next to the mouth of the Hudson River, is Liberty Island, home to one of New York's most famous landmarks. You can go on a ferry and see it up close, and even access the pedestal and crown.
Top of the Rock: Another option is to enjoy the views from this observatory in the Rockefeller Center building complex, from which you can also see the Empire State Building.
Brooklyn Bridge: Crossing the East River, a stroll along its almost 2-kilometre length is a must, especially at sunset. You can do it from Brooklyn to Manhattan or vice versa.
One World Trade Center: The former site of the Twin Towers, it is now the site of this building, which is also the tallest in New York. The views are different from here, as they are of the southern part of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, etc.
The Edge: This is one of the newest additions. It opened in 2020 and is the highest open-air observation deck in New York, with a 360-degree view of the city.
Central Park: This is not just any park. You can spend up to a whole day here doing all sorts of things. The Gapstow Bridge, over The Pond Lake, the Carousel, the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument, a monument that pays tribute to 3 women who fought for women's rights in New York, the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, and more. These are some of the things you can enjoy, before sitting down for a picnic lunch on the grass.
9/11 Memorial Museum: Dedicated to the victims of the attack, you can see original pieces from the World Trade Center there, as well as personal items of the victims, recordings and videos from that day.
Harlem: With more than 500 churches, you can't miss a Sunday in Harlem's gospel masses, with their wonderful choirs.
Times Square: Known as the heart of the Big Apple, you’ll find the light displays to be the most impressive thing about this place. The 27-step red staircase lights up at night and people sit and enjoy watching the spectacle here.