New York City
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New York City 

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Like most great cities, New York City offers an abundance of great attractions. However, tourists often spend too much time standing in line visiting the city’s popular attractions. This is often unnecessary, avoidable, and usually there are alternatives. For example, you may decide to avoid the crowd at the Empire State Building during the day preferring the less crowded evenings. You may also prefer to see the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry instead of going to Liberty Island. Stay away from the Guggenheim Museum on Mondays since it is one of the few museums that open on the day.
Statue of Liberty, New York City

Statue of Liberty by Tysto

Many of the city’s well-known and popular attractions are located in Manhattan. Major landmark buildings in Midtown Manhattan include the Empire State Building, United Nations (UN) Headquarters, and Grand Central Terminal. Major museums include the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Metropolitan Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. Central Park offers green open spaces, trees covered areas, and serene lakes. Manhattan is also a popular shopping destination with several shopping districts and unmatched range of retailers and merchandise.

Outer Boroughs
A popular destination in New York City’s outer borough is Coney Island, a beachfront resort in Brooklyn popular for its beach and amusement rides. Major museums in Brooklyn include the Brooklyn Museum and the New York Transit Museum. Chinatown in Queens is the second largest in the city after Manhattan and is a lively part of New York City with its typical Asian character. The Staten Island Greenbelt is three times larger than Central Park and an extensive area of woodlands popular with hikers and joggers. Other popular destinations outside of Manhattan include the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, and City Island.
New York Transit Museum, New York City
New York Transit Museum by Marcin Wichary

Discount Pass
A number of multi-attraction schemes offer reduced prices and line-skipping privileges. The New York Pass grants admission to over 50 top attractions in the city with line skipping privileges and passes are available for one, two, three, or seven days. The New York CityPASS offers access to six city attractions within nine days including the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Another is the Explorer Pass, which grants access to three, five, or seven top attractions within 30 days.

Empire State Building, New York City

Empire State Building by Daniel Schwen


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