28 most essential places to visit in New York (ury travel)

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28 Essential places to visit in New York

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This list of the best places to visit in New York  will help you organize your trip to this iconic city, without missing a thing, and most importantly, enjoying every moment of one of the most incredible and impressive cities in the world.

There is little we can say that you do not know or have read about a city as iconic and fascinating as New York. What we can assure you is that it is one of those destinations that leave you speechless regardless of the type of traveler you are or what you are looking for. And it is that the Big Apple, with its smoky asphalt, its mythical scenes that seem to be taken from a series and its imposing skyscrapers, is a place where everyone finds their space and enjoys it.

It is important to know that, although there is no set time to enjoy everything that the city that never sleeps has to offer, according to our experience, for a first time, it is best to have between 7 and 10 days, a time that will allow you to get a fairly broad idea of ​​the city and above all, fall in love with it and before leaving, start planning the next visit. Yes, you read it right. If New York has something, it is that it is addictive and we know few travelers who do not want to return to continue discovering it.

Another point to keep in mind is that New York is a huge city and, although some areas can be explored on foot, the best way to get around is the subway, a means of transport that will allow you to easily reach the furthest points from the center of Manhattan. the island where almost all the tourist attractions are concentrated.
Do you have doubts about what is the best time to get to know the city? Don’t worry! Any time is perfect to visit New York, although we would opt for spring or autumn, two perfect moments thanks to its climate and above all, the beautiful colors that you can find in the parks: Another option is to travel to New York at Christmas , when the city shines with its best decoration and you can feel like a child walking through the streets and the premises perfectly decorated for the occasion.

Based on the times we visited this impressive city, the last one  living  almost two months in an apartment very close to Central Park, after which we wrote this New York travel advice guide and the New York guide , we have made this list of The 28 essential places to see in New York . Let’s start!

1. Times Square

Times Square is the heart and the most touristic place to visit in New York . And yes, be sure that all of us who visit this city pass through this crossroads several times, either during the day or at night, to be fascinated by its advertising signs and neon lights.
Although any corner is worthy of a photo, if you want to get the best perspective, we recommend you go up the red stairs of TKTS, from where you will get a fantastic view of all of Times Square. In addition, next to the stairs there is a box office where you can buy tickets for Broadway shows for the same day, with incredible discounts.

In addition to enjoying the views and living the most typical atmosphere, in Times Square you will find some of the most emblematic stores in New York such as Disney and M&M’S, as well as recommended restaurants such as Los Tacos No.1, Joe’s Pizza, Hard Rock Café or the fun Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the waiters sing the most famous songs from Broadway musicals. Although if what you want is to enjoy the atmosphere, you cannot stop ordering a coffee to go in one of the nearby cafeterias and sit in one of its red chairs and tables, simply to watch the daily hustle and bustle of tourists .

2. Brooklyn Bridge, one of the places to visit in New York

The Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, connects the island of Manhattan with the borough of Brooklyn and is the most photogenic and cinematic bridge to see in New York .
With almost 2 kilometers, crossing the East River at sunset on this suspension bridge is one of the best experiences you can have in the city of skyscrapers. In addition, from several points you will be able to take some of the best photos of New York , both while you cross the bridge, and afterwards, in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Empire Fulton Ferry Park, two spectacular viewpoints from where you will have unique perspectives of the bridge from the top. from Brooklyn.
It is very important to remember that, while you cross the bridge, you must walk in the pedestrian lane and not invade the bike lane, since you can cause an accident.

And since it’s not all going to be visits, after crossing the bridge we recommend you recharge your batteries with the delicious pizzas at Grimaldi’s or its rival Juliana’s, two of the best cheap places to eat in New York . We assure you that you will not regret it!

In addition to this, we recommend you, whenever you can, get close to the Brooklyn Bridge during the day and at night, to see it illuminated. A convenient and interesting way to see the best illuminated places in the city, such as this bridge or Times Square, is to book this night tour with a guide in Spanish .

3. Central Park

Relaxing, taking a walk, having a picnic or playing sports are just some of the many things you can do in Central Park , the best place to disconnect from the stressful and noisy New York.
Known as the green lung of Manhattan, this park is, in addition to being beautiful, immense, so don’t be surprised if during your walk you come across lakes, viewpoints and numerous statues as well as different gardens, each one more beautiful. As you can imagine, if you want to get to know it, it is important to take your time as well as follow this list of essential places to see in Central Park so as not to miss anything and make the most of your time.

Although any time is ideal to get to know Central Park, if you can make your visit coincide with a Sunday you will not regret it. This day is when there is more atmosphere and New Yorkers take the opportunity to practice sports such as baseball or have a family picnic buying food at the nearby Whole Foods in Columbus Circus.

Our recommendation is that you walk through the park, although if you have little time or prefer to do it on wheels, a good option, with which to get to know this 4-kilometre-long park, is to rent a bike on your own or take this guided bike tour in Spanish , so you don’t miss any interesting point.
In addition, Central Park has also been the scene of numerous movies such as “Home Alone 2” , “When Harry Met Sally” or “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” that you can remember by booking this film tour in Spanish through the park.

4. Top of the Rock, one of the places to see in New York

The Top of the Rock, located in the Rockefeller Center building complex, is one of our favorite viewpoints to visit in New York .
Located between the 67th and 70th floors of the Comcast skyscraper, this observation deck has impressive panoramic views of Manhattan, with the Empire State Building standing out on one side and Central Park on the other.
It is important to know that the entrance is included if you have any of the tourist cards of the city, which allow you to save time and money, such as the New York Explorer Pass , the CityPASS or the New York Pass . We will talk about all of them in the next point. If you don’t have any card, another good alternative to skip the lines isbook this ticket in advance .

It should be borne in mind that, even if you have one of these cards that include the entrance, you have to go beforehand to reserve the time, otherwise you may run out of seats, especially at times as crowded as sunset, a moment that according to In our experience, it is one of the best days of the day to climb the Top of the Rock. The first time we were there, we went an hour before sunset to see the change of colors over the city, the sunset and New York at night.
If you visit New York at Christmas, in addition to seeing the huge Lego store, the famous Ice Skating Rink and the great Christmas Tree are set up in the Rockefeller Center square. Do not forget!
For more information you can read this post on how to climb the Top of the Rock .

Visiting hours: every day from 8 a.m. to midnight (last access at 11:15 p.m.).

How to save money in New York?

New York is an expensive city, of that there is no doubt. But don’t worry as there are several cards that allow you to enjoy discounts and save a lot of time by being able to skip the lines of the most important tourist attractions to see in New York . These are some of the options you have to save in New York:

Book the New York Explorer Pass that allows you to enter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 of the main attractions with great flexibility, being able to choose tickets from more than 100 available attractions, up to the last minute, and saving up to 50%.
You can find more information in this post about the New York Explorer Pass: how it works, what it includes and prices .

Reserve the CityPass that allows you to enter 5 of the most visited attractions in New York, saving you up to 40% on the price of tickets.
Extended information in this post about the New York CityPASS: how it works, what it includes and prices .

Book the New York Pass that allows you free access to more than 100 attractions to see in New York, being able to choose the one for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 days.
You can find more information in this post about the New York Pass: how it works, what it includes and prices .

Remember that in order not to pay commissions and always have the current change, we recommend using the Revolut card and the N26 card . They are the ones we use, they are free and they will mean a great saving. You can find more information in this article about the best cards to travel without commissions .

5. Museum of Natural History

Another of the best things to do in New York is to visit one of its fantastic museums, most of which are free, although with a suggested price, which, if we take into account what you are going to see and enjoy, is quite reasonable.
Our favorite is the Natural History Museum, located among the best science museums in the world and which stands out for its excellent collection of dinosaur reproductions and a replica of a blue whale. It is important to know that in this case, although it was free before, now you have to buy this ticket in advance or at the box office.
And yes, here we are not going to forget about gastronomy either, so after visiting the museum we suggest you recharge your batteries with a hot dog from the nearby Gray’s Papaya. An entire institution in the city.

Visiting hours: every day from 8 a.m. to midnight (last access at 11:15 p.m.).

6. Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue is the most famous and commercial street to visit in New York. Crossing the city from north to south, there is a large avenue, full of shops, some luxurious like Tiffany & Co, known for the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” scene , and others more popular like the Apple store. Although you can see many of them along the entire street, the most exclusive are concentrated between 34th Street and 59th Street, which is the section that we recommend visiting, even if it is just to see the windows.
Among the most prominent buildings on Fifth Avenue, in addition to the Plaza Hotel and Trump Tower, is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located right across from Rockefeller Center and considered the largest Gothic Revival-style Catholic church in North America. It is worth going inside this white marble church to see its huge organs and the sculpture of the Pietà. You will take the best photo of this building from the Atlas sculpture in Rockefeller Center, where you can appreciate the architectural contrast of the Cathedral with the skyscrapers that surround it.

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One of the best ways to have a good first contact with this endless city and learn about its history is to book this free tour , considered one of the best free tours in New York , or this private tour , both with a guide in Spanish and with point meeting point located in this area.

Cathedral visiting hours: every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

7.Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is the most famous skyscraper in the world, as well as being the tallest building on the planet for many years, and another of the most essential places to see in New York .
This 102-story building with a height of 381 meters has two of the best viewpoints in New York , one on the 86th floor and the other on the 102nd, both with fantastic views of Manhattan.
To avoid the long queues that form at the entrance, especially at the rush hour of sunset, we recommend you book this ticket in advance .
Another option is to have one of the tourist cards that we have mentioned above, in which the entrance is included.
For more information you can consult this post on how to go up to the Empire State .

Visiting hours: every day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

8. Harlem, one of the neighborhoods to visit in New York

Crossing all of Central Park you will arrive at the Harlem neighborhood, a multicultural neighborhood that over the years has become another of the best places to visit in New York .
With a large African-American community and a somewhat tumultuous history, the neighborhood’s tourist area is today very quiet and safe, so you can walk around it without any problem. In addition to completing this list of the best things to see and do in Harlem, we recommend you listen to a good live jazz concert in a traditional venue such as American Legion Post 398 or the Shrine and attend a Gospel mass in one of its many churches. Also, don’t forget to try Southern food like fried chicken with waffles at the highly recommended Amy Ruth’s and Sylvia’s Restaurant and the delicious cookies at Levain Bakery.

An interesting way to attend a gospel mass and learn about the history of this neighborhood is to book this tour with a guide in Spanish or this offer that also includes the tour of contrasts .
For more information you can consult this post on how to see a Gospel Mass in New York .


Broadway , with almost 33 kilometers, is the longest and most famous street next to Fifth Avenue , to see in New York. The best known part is the one that crosses Times Square, where the vast majority of theaters are concentrated, where many Hollywood actors began their careers and where some of them still perform.

Musicals are their star show and one of the things to book in New York , especially if you want to ensure a good seat and, on many occasions, take advantage of good offers. The most famous are: The Lion King , The Phantom of the Opera , Hamilton , Moulin Rouge , Wicked or Chicago and Aladdin , which was the one we saw and that left us impressed, so we can’t do anything else but recommend it.
For more information you can consult this list with the best musicals in New York .

10.The Summit

Although the Top of the Rock is wonderful, in October 2021 The Summit viewpoint was inaugurated in the One Vanderbilt building, located next to the Grand Central Terminal station, which has even more spectacular views, something that has made it a another essential to visit in New York.
At 427 meters high, this skyscraper that stands out from the New York skyline, has The Summit viewpoint between floors 57 and 59, the newest viewpoint in New York that offers unique views of Central Parkand buildings like the Empire State and the Chrysler. But not only that, since you can also enjoy a unique experience: walking on a transparent glass floor at more than 330 meters high. You can buy the ticket in advance from this page .

For more information you can read this post on how to get on the Summit One Vanderbilt .

Visiting hours: Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

11. New York Soho

SoHo, short for “South of Houston Street” , is one of the most charming neighborhoods to see in New York .
This area, where former freed slaves lived, has become over the years one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city, dominated by art galleries, charming shops such as MOMA, restaurants and cafeterias of the latest design and cast-iron lofts at the price of gold.
Thanks to its old architecture of low buildings with colorful facades and fire-fighting stairs on the outside, without any skyscrapers nearby, it is widely used as a setting for movies and television series.
During our last stay in the city it was one of our favorite neighborhoods and we came several times to walk through streets like Spring Street, Prince Street or Broadway, look for some original gift and try the delicious cheesecakes at Eileen’s Special Cheesecake.
If you have time, you can walk to neighboring Tribeca, one of the most expensive and fashionable neighborhoods in the city with a bohemian feel and numerous art galleries.

An interesting way to get to know various New York neighborhoods is to book this recommended tour of Upper and Lower Manhattan with a guide in Spanish.

12. Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the best-known monuments in the world and the most famous to visit in New York.
At 46 meters high and located on a small island south of Manhattan, this was a gift from the French in 1886 to commemorate the centennial of the United States Declaration of Independence and has become an icon of freedom.
Although you will be able to see it from different points, the best views of the statue are obtained from the Hudson River with one of the many cruises that surround it.
In case you want to visit it, you will have to take the subway to Battery Park, where the departure dock for the boats that take you to the Statue of Liberty and to Liberty Island is, an island that was the gateway for millions of immigrants and that it has an interesting museum.
Before starting the visit, you have to take into account that it is one of the most visited attractions in the city and it is advisable to arrive at the pier first thing in the morning or book this tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in advance.
If, in addition to seeing the statue from the island, you want to go up to the crown, you have to book this ticket in advance , as they usually sell out quickly.
Other good and romantic options to see the statue from the river are to book this cruise through New York at night that includes dinner or this boat trip at sunset .

For more information you can read this post on how to visit the Statue of Liberty .

13. Ferry to Staten Island

If you want to have good views of the Statue of Liberty and the city’s skyline, we advise you to take a free ferry to Staten Island , considered one of the best free things to do in New York .
These boats that leave every 15-20 minutes from the Whitehall Terminal dock make a journey of about 25 minutes offering spectacular views if you situate yourself in the back. We advise you to take the ferry at sunset to see the city during the day and illuminated on the way back.

If you have more time you can go shopping at the Empire Outlets, located on the island of Staten Island, a few meters from the arrivals terminal, considered one of the best outlets in New York .

14. Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is one of the most iconic buildings to see in New York .
Located next to Madison Square Park, this 97-meter-tall centennial building has an architecture that will not leave you indifferent with its triangular shape and with one end only 2 meters wide. Also the setting for scenes from movies like Spiderman or Armageddon, New Yorkers dubbed it “the flatiron” , due to its resemblance to the plates of the time.
In addition to taking several photos from different perspectives, this area is also a good place to eat since you have Eataly right next door, an Italian shopping center full of quality products and restaurants.
Also, a few meters from the Flatiron is 230 Fifth, one of the best rooftops in New York and perfect for having brunch with views of the Empire State Building.

15. Greenwich Village, one of the neighborhoods to see in New York

Greenwich Village , also known as The Village, located between Broadway Street and the Hudson River, is another of our favorite neighborhoods to visit in New York .
In this neighborhood you will feel like you are in a small city thanks to its low-story buildings and wrought iron stairs on the façade, which hide all kinds of shops, cafes, art galleries, restaurants, theaters and bars to listen to music in its basement. live as in the historic Café Wha?.
Among its essentials are strolling through its cobbled streets such as the beautiful Gay Street and Washington Mews or the commercial Bleecker Street, enjoying the good atmosphere in Washington Square Park or finding the apartments of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in New York (number 66 Perry Street ) and Friends (corner of Bedford and Grove streets).
If hunger strikes you can eat a good pizza at John’s of Bleecker St. or Joe’s Pizza and for dessert, the delicious cupcakes from Magnoly Bakery and Molly’s Cupcakes.

16. 9/11 Museum in New York

The area of ​​the old World Trade Center building complex with its two famous Twin Towers, has become a tribute to the victims of the savage attacks of September 11, 2001 that caused the death of more than 3,000 people, 2,753 in this place.
At the 9/11 Memorial, located right where the towers used to be, you will find two large fountains inscribed with the names of the deceased, as well as a tree that survived the fall of the towers.
In the 9/11 Museum you can see objects from the victims, material that was recovered from the towers, parts of the planes, testimonies from survivors, among many other details and objects, as well as explanations.

Although we understand that it is an overwhelming place, we believe that it is one of the most essential places to see in New York , so as not to forget history and pay tribute to the victims.
If you do not have a tourist card that includes the ticket, you can save yourself from the longest queue by reserving this ticket in advance .
To get to this area, there is nothing better than taking the metro to The Oculus, a futuristic station and shopping center designed by the Spanish Santiago Calatrava.

Museum hours: every day from 9am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday it closes at 9pm.

17.One World Observatory

When you leave the 9/11 Museum, we advise you to go up to the One World Trade Center skyscraper, the tallest building to visit in New York at 541 meters, built on the site of the twin towers, to enjoy the views from its observation deck.
On floors 100, 101 and 102 of this skyscraper is the One World Observatory, a 360-degree panoramic viewpoint with incredible views of Manhattan Island and the bay. On our last trip we went up to this viewpoint and we can confirm that it is well worth it.
To go up to the viewpoint it is advisable to book this skip-the-line ticket in advance so as not to run out of space.
For more information you can consult this post on how to go up to One World Observatory .

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Viewpoint hours: every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Travel insurance for New York

When traveling to New York, there is nothing better than having good travel insurance, especially in a destination like the United States, where health services are very high, and a simple visit to the doctor can cost $500 and several thousands for any operation.
We always travel insured with Mondo , with whom we carry an insurance that is fully adequate to the needs that we are going to have on the trip.
Hiring your insurance with Mondo here , just for being a reader of Viajeros Callejeros, you have a 5% discount .

18. Queens in New York

Queens is not the most touristy neighborhood or district to see in New York, but it is worth spending some time if you want to get to know one of the essences that characterize this city: multiculturalism.
Here you can see with the naked eye how the inhabitants of each area of ​​the neighborhood are from different parts of the world and coexist naturally. In addition, the neighborhood is full of good restaurants and shops of all these nationalities, so that, in addition to walking, it can be a perfect destination to taste good gastronomy and do some shopping. Some of the areas to visit in Queens are Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, Rockaway Beach, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Jamaica and Astoria.

If you don’t feel like getting here by subway on your own, one of the best ways to get a feel for this neighborhood is to book the famous New York Contrasts Tour or this VIP Contrasts tour which takes place in a minibus with a maximum of 15 people , in which in addition to knowing Queens with a guide in Spanish, you will get closer to the Bronx.

After doing the New York contrasts tour on our first trip, we believe that it is the best way to get to know the other, less touristy side of the city, learning its history and most curious anecdotes. We recommend booking the tour in advance as it is the best-selling tour in New York in Spanish.

19. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) , located on Fifth Avenue, inside Central Park, is one of the most important and most visited in the world and another of the places to visit in New York .
A tour of its main rooms such as those of the Ancient Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt, in addition to seeing paintings by great masters such as Picasso and Van Gogh, will take you between 2 and 3 hours, which you can culminate by going up to the terrace to enjoy the views. to Central Park.
The entrance is included in all the tourist cards or you can buy it from this page .

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 9:00 p.m.

20.China Town

China Town is a neighborhood that has been growing since the first Chinese immigrants arrived in the 1850s in search of gold, absorbing a large part of other neighborhoods such as Little Italy, which was the great victim of this excessive growth and which has been reduced to Mulberry Street, lined with Italian restaurants.

Once you enter the neighborhood you will be surprised by entering a small China where the signs labeled in Chinese, red lanterns, Chinese food restaurants and shops with imitation products of dubious quality such as watches or fake bags stand out. Among its streets with the most atmosphere are Canal Street, Mott Street, Doyers St and Columbus Park, full of older people playing board games.

To get to know and understand the history of these two neighborhoods, it can be very interesting to book this tour with a guide in Spanish .

21. Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, a mythical stadium where the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New York Rangers of ice hockey play, is another essential place to see in New York .
To see a game in this five-story stadium with a capacity of more than 20,000 people, it is best to book tickets in advance . Just to see the spectacle that takes place at the beginning and in the timeouts is already worth the money spent and that is that in the end, even if you are not a big fan of this sport, the experience in general, we assure you that you will not forget it. Also, with a bit of luck you will always be able to see a famous actor or singer watching the game in the main stands.
For more information you can read this post on how to buy NBA tickets in New York .

22. Hudson Yards

Packed with svelte skyscrapers, food markets and futuristic monuments, Hudson Yards is the new neighborhood to visit in New York.
A route through this neighborhood begins at The Vessel, a futuristic monument full of stairs and in the shape of a vessel 45 meters high and 2,500 steps. After looking at this monument from the outside, which remains closed due to several accidents, we recommend you go up to The Edge , the highest open-air viewpoint in New York (opened in 2020) and which has areas of glass floors that produce a lot of vertigo. You can book tickets in advance from this page .
To end your visit to Hudson Yards, you can try good Spanish food and quality products at the Little Spain Market, run by renowned chefs José Andrés and the Adrià brothers.

23.High Line

A few meters from The Vessel, is the beginning or end of the two-kilometer walk on the High Line, a park built on an old elevated railway line and which is another of the things you must do in New York .
In addition to taking a pleasant walk, here you will find several points with good views of the city and the possibility of sitting down to have a picnic in one of its designated areas.
You can also take advantage of the visit to the High Line to visit Chelsea Market, a beautiful covered market with very good restaurants such as Los Tacos nº1, Very Fresh Noodles and Cull and Pistol, as well as shops with quality products.
After lunch you can take a walk on Little Island, a new floating public park on the Hudson River that will surprise you with its futuristic design.

24.Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal, the main train station in the city, is another of the architectural wonders to see in New York .
With one of the most beautiful halls in the world, which has also been the scene of some famous Hollywood movie scenes such as “Near Death” or “Superman” , this more than 100-year-old station will make you fall in love.
Some of its most outstanding elements are the emblematic clock located in the central part and surrounded by screens with the routes of each train, the three large windows, the vault in the main hall and the marble floors.
Downstairs are all kinds of fast food restaurants like Shake Shack and coffee shops like Magnolia Bakery.

25. Public Library

Bryant Park is one of the most beautiful parks to visit in New York and also one of the most central.
On one side of this green space full of atmosphere, where an open-air cinema is set up in summer, is the New York Public Library and, of course, it is worth a visit in silence. Its beautiful Astor Hall welcomes us with white marble walls, ceilings and stairs and the Rose Main Reading Room, the main reading room that has appeared in numerous films, surrounded by bookshelves, tables and oak chairs, is one of those places that you cannot miss and where you would stay for hours and hours.
Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by their store, one of our favorites in the city, next to the MOMA.

Visiting hours: every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

26. Other museums to visit in New York

In addition to the Museum of Natural History and the MET, other of the best museums in New York are:

MoMA – is the world’s leading museum of modern art with masterpieces by Picasso, Dalí, Van Gogh, Pollock and Andy Warhol. Open from Saturday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; on Fridays it closes at 8:00 p.m. and is free for the last 4 hours.

Intrepid Museum – This museum is located on the massive aircraft carrier USS Intrepid and allows you to see historic aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise, and the Growler Submarine.

Solomon R. Guggenheim : this cultural space with works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Kandinsky, stands out for its original architecture.

Madame Tussauds : this museum will leave you speechless with its more than 200 wax figures of famous people such as Woody Allen or Johnny Depp.

27.Wall Street

In the area of ​​the financial district is Wall Street, one of the most touristy and well-known streets to see in New York.
This area includes the building of the Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve and a little further away the famous Wall Street bull or Charging Bull, which they say you must touch to bring you good luck. During the midday hours on weekdays, you may see some suit-suited brokers rushing out of the buildings to grab a hot dog and eat it while chatting in small groups. And it is necessary to take into account that the large amount of money that moves there does not rest.

After the experience you can go to Luke’s Lobster to try their delicious lobster sandwiches and to Pier 6 to enjoy an epic  helicopter ride and see New York from another perspective.


To finish this list of places to visit in New York, we suggest you take the subway to the Bushwick neighborhood, located in Brooklyn and where you can find the best urban art and graffiti in the city .
A street art route through this neighborhood includes Meserole, Troutman, St Nicholas Avenue, Waterbury, Bogart and Irving Avenues, as well as visiting designer cafes and independent art galleries.
If you feel like having breakfast or lunch in this area you have Dun Well donuts, Champs brunches and Roberta’s pizzas.
A few blocks from Bushwick is Williamsburg, a former industrial neighborhood where its warehouses and factories have been converted into designer cafes, art galleries and bars with live music. In this neighborhood you’ll find Orthodox Jews, hipsters, graffiti, parks with great lookouts like Domino Park and East River State Park, and markets like Artists & Fleas.

New York Itineraries

To get to the city from any of the New York airports, we advise you to read this post on how to get from JFK airport to Manhattan or this post on how to get from Newark airport to Manhtattan

Where to sleep in New York

Our recommended accommodation in the city is the Holiday Inn Times Square , located a few minutes walk from Times Square. In addition to its magnificent location, if you take one of the rooms on the high floors, you will have incredible views of the Empire State from your bed.
Other well-located hotels with one of the best quality/price ratios in the city are the Arlo Midtown , the Pestana CR7 Times Square , La Quinta by Wyndham Time Square and the MOXY NYC Times Square .

Depending on the days you have, visits to New York can be combined with some of the  best tours and excursions in New York such as the excursion to Washington DC, Boston or the impressive Niagara Falls.
Among the most recommended by travelers visiting the city are:

Excursion to Washington D.C.

Excursion to Niagara Falls

Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour

Boston excursion

If you have more days you can get to know other of the most essential places to visit in the United States .


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