Some top places to visit in New York include Central Park, American Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Bryant Park, as reported by US News and World Report. Metropolitan Museum of Art, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty round out the list.
One of two parks not to miss, Manhattan's Central Park features playgrounds, fountains, sculptures and, in winter, an ice-skating rink. The other, Bryant Park, makes the list for its stunning beauty.
Museums of special interest to tourists are The American Museum of National History, with its interactive exhibits of space, land and sea, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which honors victims of the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks in the city. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an opportunity to view masterpieces from around the world.
An ice-skating rink and NBC Studios are two of the attractions of Rockefeller Center. The Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers a view of the city, as does New York's second tallest building, the Empire State Building.
For visitors who appreciate fine architecture, St. Patrick's Cathedral is a spectacular place of worship and a highly recommended sight to see. Grand Central Station offers an example of classic architecture and a glimpse into the city's past.
An American symbol, the Statue of Liberty is a top attraction. Whether one views it from the ferry or climbs into the statue's crown, it provides a moving experience for all who visit.