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Must-See Visits in New York City

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A travel journal to New York by airynfaerie

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Quote: There are endless things to do and see in the city that never sleeps. Here are a handful of my favorites, which top most people's must-sees as a first time visitor to the city.

Empire State Building

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Attraction | "Quintessential New York View"

Empire State Building Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
What do you think of when the iconic New York skyline comes to mind? Of course the tallest building in the city, the Empire State Building, is what most people picture. This famous Art Deco style skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in the world and offers one (if not the) best views over the Big Apple.Standing at an impressive 102 floors and taking just over 400 days to build between 1930-31, the Empire State Building is an engineering spectacle and one that people from around the world come to see. On clear days they say you can see up to 80 miles and around at 5 states. This unparalleled 360º view is one not to be missed. Located in lower midtown at 5th Avenue and 34th Street, thi...Read More

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Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York 10118
(212) 736-3100

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Attraction | "An Overwhelming Art Experience"

Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
One of the world's largest art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City is one of the premier collections of art on the globe. So large, it's said to be a collection of art museums under one roof, and spans almost 2 million square feet. Art collectors, appreciators, critics, and students travel from around the world everyday to see some of the masterpieces held here at the Met.Taking up a massive front along the eastern side of Central Park, along the section of 5th Avenue referred to as "Museum Mile", this museum is one of the city's most visited attractions each year. There are 19 sections of the interior spanning from ancient Egyptian and Renaissance, to Greek ...Read More

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Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028
(212) 535-7710

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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Attraction | "World's Best Modern Art Collection"

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
One of my most favorite museums in the world is the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. I'm not alone in thinking this as it's been long hailed by art critics around the globe as one of the best collections of influential modern art in existence. Not only is the art collection world-class, but the special exhibitions and building itself are totally worth a visit.Located in the heart of midtown on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, this museum went through a major renovation between 2002-2004 and was closed to the public during this time. Now reopened and better than ever, the MOMA now offers visitors over twice the original space and is housed in 630,000 square feet on six ...Read More

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019
(212) 708-9400

Central Park Zoo

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Attraction | "Pandas and Poetry in the Park"

Central Park Zoo Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
One of the New York sites for visitors of all ages is the Central Park Zoo. A beautiful setting in a beautiful city is a great place for families to enjoy a time away from the busy city streets. Offering animals from bird and seals to penguins and bears, this zoo is a great place for animal lovers or those just looking for a fun day outdoors.The zoo began in the mid 1800s and was redesigned in the 1980s. Now it's quite a collection of areas, including three main sections based on climate for the animals (arctic, temperate, and tropical). There's an indoor section for the rainforest birds, frogs, and other creatures, as well as a glassed in penguin display. Here you can see colonies of peng...Read More

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Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10021
(212) 439-6500

Statue of Liberty

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Attraction | "Lady Liberty and Her Island"

Statue of Liberty Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
Standing proudly in the harbor, the Statue of Liberty is one of the icons that most people think of when they picture the Big Apple. A visit to Liberty Island is an amazing treat during anyone's visit to New York and an icon that lives up to the hype. This monument, which was a give from France and dedicated in 1886 is a masterpiece of copper with symbols throughout. As one of the first sights to many immigrants arriving to Ellis Island in the past years, the Statue of Liberty is not just a visit for the aesthetic views and iconic semblance, but also for the historic significance. Standing over 305ft above ground level, the statue is a glorious sight for visitors walking just meters from t...Read More

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Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island
New York, New York 10004
(212) 363-3200

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St. Augustine, Florida