I absolutely love New York City and even though I live here now, there is still so much I want to see and do (or have done, but want to do again)! Below is a list of five great NYC attractions that are super fun and are a ‘must see’ if you’re visiting, or even if you live here like me. If you don’t live near the City, then scroll down to the bottom of this post and you can enter to win a trip to the Big Apple courtesy of BestofNewYork.com! Good luck and happy sight seeing!
1. See the entire city from the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above the busy streets of midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building offers spectacular 80-mile views and is the most photographed landmark in the world. Be sure to visit the Empire State Building Observatory on the 86th floor for a view you will never forget.
2. Mingle with celebs at Madame Tussauds New York
Your friends will be shocked by your latest Facebook pictures with President Barack Obama and Lady Gaga—and only you will really know that the celebrities in your photos are actually wax lookalikes. Madame Tussauds gives you the chance to size up the celebrities outside of the tabloids while getting some really memorable pictures.
3. Become an art connoisseur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Spanning five city blocks on the east side of Central Park, the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest art museums. Its massive collection spans 5,000 years of art — from an ancient Egyptian temple to modern American Pop Art
4. Go wild on THE BEAST by Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
The Beast is a 30-minute thrill tour that gives you great views of the amazing New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty at exhilarating speeds of up to 45-miles per hour, an incredible and different way to get a Manhattan rush on the fastest speed boat ride around!
5. Get your history fix at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Offering a first-hand look at life inside an aircraft carrier, New York City’s only sea, air and space museum will be a dream come true for history buffs. The Intrepid served in World War II, housing more than 3,000 sailors, officers and Marines. The ship later served as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, and did three tours of duty in Vietnam, as well as submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War. The museum also recently welcomed the space shuttle for the first time ever.
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