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New York City Tourist Attractions


Hands down, the most diverse and exciting city in the United States. New York is the financial and the media center of the US. With a culture that was built with its diverse, large population – well over 8 million people – New York City is a tourist’s heaven on earth. There are over 56 million visitors to New York annually with over 90,000 hotel rooms in New York City, there is something for everyone. The top 10 tourist attractions in New York City are:

  1. Empire State Building
  2. Statue of Liberty
  3. Grand Central Terminal
  4. Rockefeller Center
  5. 9/11 Ground Zero
  6. Staten Island Ferry
  7. American Museum of Natural History
  8. Guggenheim
  9. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  10. Museum of Modern Art

New York Tourist Attractions page is part of the United States Tourist Attractions. We have our own comprehensive exclusive directory of tourist attractions located across the United States that are searchable by States, Regions and Categories. Just click on the Search our Exclusive Directory button and you will be able to search all of New York City’s tourist attractions sorted by category from our database on United States Tourist Attractions. While you’re there, you can search the other areas around New York City if you want to expand your trip.

About New York City New York City has literally thousands of tourist attractions. From the Museums, to sporting events, to theartre, New York can really offer something for everyone. Other popular attractions in NYC include Broadway, Wall Street, The Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, Coney Island; Macy’s (the world’s largest store); Central Park (843 acres); the United Nations; the 9/11 Memorial; Radio City Music Hall; and Madison Square Garden.

Three major airports support the city with the largest number of visitors coming form the United Kingdom last year. (just over 870,000). On any given day, there are between 60-90 film productions of some sort being shot in NYC. Look for yourself in the next movie you see! A little trivia to prepare you for your visit… New York City is known also as the Big Apple because in the 1920s, a sportswriter for the Morning Telegraph named John Fitzgerald overheard stable hands in New Orleans refer to NYC’s racetracks as “the Big Apple.” He named his column “Around the Big Apple.” Later, jazz musicians adopted the term to refer to New York City, and especially Harlem, as the jazz capital of the world. One musician was quoted as saying, “There are many apples on the trees of success but when you pick New York City, you pick the big apple”.
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