10 Iconic


Times Square

Hear us out- yes Times Square is a tourist trap, however; that doesn't stop it from being iconic. Time Square is often people's first introduction to NYC just from the sheer amount of buzz this place gets. Our biggest tip: Visit Times Square at night and get the full experience!


5th Avenue 

If you're a fan of shopping, more specifically window shopping, raise your hand! 5th Ave is one of the best places to visit in New York City and it's easy to get lost in all its glory. Surrounded by so many iconic shops and NYC sites, you could walk for miles without even noticing.


Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Welcoming more than 5 million visitors per year, this iconic NYC cathedral took 21 years to build because construction halted during the Civil War.This is easily one of the best attractions to see on your trip!


The Plaza Hotel

Ever seen Home Alone? Remember when he got lost in New York? Then this place might look familiar! Originally opened in 1907, The Plaza is the epitome of luxury and prestige. Today is serves as both a hotel and condos, but as you can imagine, the price tag is steep.


The Vessel

The Vessel found at Hudson Yards is one of the best places to visit in NYC because there's nothing else quite like it. The unique rose gold honey-comb structure doesn't really serve a purpose but it is a fun site to see. After you're done, head inside the neighboring mall and grab a drink downstairs.


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Once inside, visitors slowly make their way up a spiral ramp to observe world-famous modern art. The entire length of the ramp is equivalent to 1/4 mile walk and naturally passes through the exhibits on each floor.


The New York Public Library

When it opened to the public in 1911, the New York Public Library was officially the largest marble building ever built in the country.No small task, considering it took 16 years to construct this monolithic structure!


Central Park

Central Park is massive. Spanning 843 acres, you could easily spend an entire day exploring. I suggest focusing on the top spots in the park so that you’re not rushing around aimlessly. Read about the best spots in the park below.


The Brooklyn Bridge

Connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the country. Construction began in 1869 and when it was completed in 1883, it was deemed the longest suspension bridge in the world.


The Empire State Building

the construction of this iconic NYC building took only 20 months from start to finish. More than 3,400 men worked on the building daily and were able to build the skeleton of the building at a pace of 4.5 stories per week.

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