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NYC Attractions

City Center

As Manhattan’s first performing arts center, New York City Center has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. City Center is especially known as a performing home for several major dance companies, as well as the Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series and the Fall for Dance Festival.

Carnegie Hall

This world-famous concert venue is a New York City landmark and must-see music attraction. Since opening in 1891, this concert hall has become the emblem of musical achievement around the world, and has showcased the world’s finest artists—from Tchaikovsky to Mahler, Horowitz to Callas to Bernstein, even Judy Garland and the Beatles.

MoMA

One of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world, MoMA is home to a number of iconic works such as Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World and Henri Matisse’s Dance, among many others. MoMA’s collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.

Central Park

Within the 843 acres of Central Park you will find a zoo, trails to hike, bike or run, a lake for boating, and two ice skating rink. There are also tennis courts, a historic carousel and an outdoor theatre, where you can enjoy free plays. All these activities are sure to make you hungry, so while you are there, enjoy a meal at the Boathouse or Tavern on the Green.

Rockefeller Center

A wide open plaza, located between 48th and 51st St and 5th Avenue, featuring the 1934 sculpture of Prometheus, is home to the infamous Rockefeller Christmas tree every December. The three observation decks at Top of the Rock showcase the City’s spectacular skyline. There are a number of stores, selling everything from French books to Swiss chocolates to souvenirs of the city. In addition to the famous ice skating rink, NBC Studio is also a big draw for tourists at the Rock.

NBC Studios

Located in the historic 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the building houses the NBC television network headquarters. The Tour at NBC Studios has been re-imagined to provide an all new, exclusive experience. Guests will learn about the TV production process and will interact with the entire production process first hand as they produce and star in their own television segment.

Times Square

Best known for flashing neon lights and giant digital billboards, costumed characters and musicians, Times Square is a main junction filled with popular retailers, themed restaurants and the TKTS booth for discounted theater tickets. It is also the spot for the famous and ever-popular Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve.

Radio City

An entertainment venue recognized for the brilliance of the hall’s art Deco design, Radio City Music Hall is located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Since 1932, over 300,000,000 people have attended its innumerable events, concerts and shows, the most famous of which is the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous dancers, the Rockettes.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Located on Fifth Avenue, across from Rockefeller Center, this sanctuary is the largest Gothic Catholic cathedral in the US. Spanning the length of an entire city block, the building is made of brick, but entirely overlaid in marble. Inside, through the bronze doors, stand in admiration under the vaulted ceiling, as you gaze at the giant organ with 7,855 pipes, a bevy of stained-glass windows, more than 20 altars—two of which were designed by Tiffany & Co.—and a marble Stations of the Cross. It is truly a magnificent work of art.

Statue of Liberty

As a gift to the United States from France in 1886, the Statue of Liberty is recognized around the world as a symbol of peace, freedom and democracy. The enormous cooper statue stands at 305 feet and attracts visitors from all around the world. Spend the day at Liberty Island and take in the rich history or scale the statue and take in the breathtaking view from the crown. This iconic landmark is not to be missed.

Empire State Building

This 102 story skyscraper is located between West 33rd and 34th Streets I Midtown Manhattan. Get a great view of the city from the 86th and 102nd floor observatories. No trip to NYC is complete without a trip to the top of the Empire State Building.

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