Whether you're entertaining out-of-town guests or simply want to revisit iconic NYC spots, make sightseeing easier by consulting our definitive guide to New York’s best sights and top attractions. We've compiled our favorite sights in the city, featuring the NYC parks, art museums, culture spots and historical venues. Sights like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty are perennial favorites, but we’ve also highlighted newcomers and lesser-known New York City attractions such as popular flea markets and BLDG 92.
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New York City attractions
The best free attractions
You don’t have to spend a lot to have a great time in New York City. Save money and check out these free attractions that are guaranteed to impress.
The best NYC tourist attractions that locals love
Our roundup of the best gardens, historical sites and museums that we adore just as much as the out-of-towners
The top attractions in Manhattan
Check out the borough’s best sights with our guide to Manhattan’s top attractions
The top attractions in Brooklyn
Our favorite Kings County sights also include some up-and-coming attractions
The top attractions in Queens
The top attractions in Queens are as diverse as the borough itself
The top attractions in the Bronx and Staten Island
The oft-overlooked Bronx and Staten Island are both home to cool venues and historic sights
The best NYC parks
There are more than 1,700 parks in New York City—an urban jungle, indeed
The best beaches in NYC
A visit to one of NYC's beaches is a great way to cool off during the city's sticky summer
New York City is home to plenty of historic landmarks and links to the city’s past