The bright lights of Broadway

"I believe it’s a rite of passage to see a Broadway show on your first trip to the city"

Statue of Liberty

"I think tours are way more exciting, especially if you want to learn a few fun facts about the statue or the neighboring Ellis Island"

Empire State Building

"I can still remember the first time my mom and I got to the top. We spent over an hour in line — thank goodness it didn’t disappoint!"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The Met is easily my favorite museum in NYC, and the fashion exhibits are always impressive"

Times Square

"Go late to catch the Midnight Moment, a unique 3-minute art installations that starts every night at 11:57 PM"

Whitney Museum

"Dedicated to American Art and right at the start of the High Line, so perfect for an early visit before walking to Chelsea Market for lunch"

New York Public Library

"The architecture is insanely beautiful; sign up early on the NYPL website for a free tour of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building"

Radio City Music Hall

"If you’re in town during the holidays, seeing The Radio City Rockettes is simply a must"

Central Park

"This is truly the heart of the city, I bet I’ve spent hundreds of hours here over the last 15 years"

9/11 Memorial and Museum

"The Memorial's two waterfalls outline of where the Twin Towers once stood, are free to visit, and one of the most powerful spots in the city"

One World Observatory

"You can see six states on a clear day, plus the fast elevator ride shows how the city built up over the years — 102 floors in 47 seconds"

The Museum of Modern Art

MoMA has to be on the radar for any art lover, their permanent collection and cool exhibits are extraordinary"

American Museum of Natural History

"There’s way more than dinosaur bones, you’ll also see one of the most complete skeletons of early humans, plus the Great Blue Whale"

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