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Experience New York City in virtual reality

Explore some of the city’s most popular and gorgeous attractions, and their history, in full 360-degree views

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Time Out New York editors

Just when you think you’ve seen most of New York City, it can still manage to surprise you. Time Out New York teamed up with Inception, a creator of virtual reality entertainment, to produce incredible 360-degree videos and tours of some of New York City’s most iconic institutions. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Guggenheim, travel through the decades in Times Square and discover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal. You can check out the videos right here, but to get the full virtual reality experience, head over to Inception, download the app and view the video on your VR device at home. And stay tuned for more VR experiences in the future!

Time hop in Times Square

Times Square hasn’t always been glittering billboards and retailers as far as the eye can see. The popular gathering spot has been through a lot over the years! Watch this to learn about an epic blizzard, a smoking billboard and that iconic kissing photo.
For the VR experience, download Inception

Explore the secrets of Grand Central

New York's Grand Central Terminal has got a lot more magic to it than your average train station. See the hub’s details—like the famed constellations painted on the ceiling, the whispering wall or the treasure hidden in plain sight—up close.
For the VR experience, download Inception

Step inside the gorgeous Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is beloved by New Yorkers, but it wasn’t so popular when it was first built. Join an expert on an intimate tour and learn about the history of these circular walls, as well as the works by famous artists housed within them.
For the VR experience, download Inception