Must See New York Visitor Guide

Must See New York - Travel Guide to NYC

Must See New York is the perfect business or vacation travel guide for the first time visitor to the Big Apple. We've made it easy to figure out what to see and do in New York by identifying the Must See choices to do and see. Many areas of the site are organized by neighborhood to make it easier to plan your trip to the most exciting and diverse city in the world.

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See the Best Shows on Broadway
Check out the Top Shows On / Off Broadway. Our 13 selections include lots of  musicals including dance, comedies, dramas and children-friendly choices. One is sure to be perfect for your next (or first) visit to the our renowned theatre district for entertainment.
Browse Our Map of NYC Hotels in All Five Boroughs.
With over 400 hotels to choose from, our map shows you the best ones in the area where you want to stay. Zoom in to see the sights and attractions near the property of your choice. Get step-by-step directions to your hotel.
Check out New York City's Most Popular Hotels by Neighborhood
If you know the area where you want to stay, but are not sure which hotel to choose, check out our list of the most popular hotels for the various Manhattan neighborhoods.
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Central Park Outdoor Sculptures, Statues & Memorials Guide & Map
Check out our guide and map of the numerous outdoor sculptures in Central Park. Among these statues, busts and other works of art are the creations of many world-renowned sculptors.
New York City Outdoor Sculpture
ver 300 sculptures are found on the streets and in parks across the New York metropolitan area. Some of the better known outdoor sculptures in New York City are included in our listings.
National Historical New York City Landmarks
Browse our list of the 111 National Historical Landmarks located in New York City.
The landmarks include: museums, churches, cemeteries, libraries, parks & gardens, bridges, tunnels, ships, memorials, neighborhoods, government, commercial, private buildings and more.
69th Regiment Armory
Adm. David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite
African Burial Ground
Lightship No. 87 - Ambrose
American Stock Exchange Building
Louis Armstrong House
Chester A. Arthur House
Alice Austen House
Bartow-Pell Mansion
Bayard-Condict Building
Bell Laboratories Building
Bronx Community College
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Heights Historic District
Brooklyn Historical Society Building
Ralph Johnson Bunche House
Carnegie Hall
Andrew Carnegie Mansion
Central Park
Central Synagogue
Chamber of Commerce Building
Chrysler Building
Church of the Ascension
City Hall
Conference House
Will Marion Cook House
Cooper Union
Daily News Building
Dakota Apartments
Dyckman House
Eldridge Street Synagogue
Duke Ellington House
Empire State Building
Equitable Building
Hamilton Fish House
Flatiron Building
Founder's Hall, The Rockefeller University
Governors Island National Monument
Grace Church
Grand Central Terminal
Green-Wood Cemetery
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse
Matthew Henson Residence
Hispanic Society of America Complex
Holland Tunnel
USS Intrepid
James Weldon Johnson Residence
King Manor
Lettie G. Howard (schooner)
Lorillard Snuff Mill
Low Memorial Library
R. H. Macy & Company Store (Macy's)
McGraw Hill Building
Claude McKay Residence
Old Merchant's House
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Tower
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pierpont Morgan Library
Morris-Jumel Mansion
National City Bank Building
New York Amsterdam News Building
New York Botanical Garden
New York Cotton Exchange
New York Life Building
New York Public Library
New York Stock Exchange
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
New York Yacht Club
Old Quaker Meeting House
Philosophy Hall
Players Club
Plaza Hotel
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
Pupin Physics Lab, Columbia University
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Paul Robeson Home
Jackie Robinson House
Rockefeller Center
Sailors' Snug Harbor
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church
St. George's Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Paul's Chapel
Margaret Sanger Clinic
Gen. Winfield Scott House
Seventh Regiment Armory
Harry F. Sinclair House
Alfred E. Smith House
SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District
A. T. Stewart Company Store
Surrogate's Court
Tenement Building at 97 Orchard Street
Third Judicial District Courthouse
Tiffany and Company Building
Samuel J. Tilden House
The Town Hall
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Trinity Church
Tweed Courthouse
Union Square
United Charities Building
U.S. Customhouse
Van Cortlandt House
Voorlezer's House
Wards Point Archeological Site
Woodlawn Cemetery
Woolworth Building
Wyckoff House
Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead
Current Broadway Shows Guide
See our listings of the most popular Broadway shows; browse show information, check out tickets and view theatre information, including maps, for all the currently running Theatre District
A Delicate Balance
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Avenue Q
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Book of Mormon
Chicago - The Musical
Cinderella - The Musical
Gazillion Bubble Show
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Honeymoon in Vegas
I-Luminate: Artist of Light
It's Only a Play
Jersey Boys
Kinky Boots
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Les Miserables
Lion King
Love Letters: Huston & Martin Sheen
Love Letters: Bergen & Alan Alda
Love Letters: Burnett & Brian Dennehy
Love Letters: Rigg & Stacy Keach
Love Letters: Farrow & Brian Dennehy
Mamma Mia
Matilda - The Musical
Motown - The Musical
On The Town
Phantom of the Opera
Rock of Ages
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I
Side Show
Stalking the Bogeyman
The Country House
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Elephant Man
The Illusionists
The Last Ship
The Real Thing
The River
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You
Calendar of NYC Event Tickets
Get tickets to a
Broadway Show, a Music Concert or a professional Sporting Event. Just browse our calendar of all the events that NYC has to offer.
Check out one of the options below, or see the entire outline of free options for your next visit.

Free Tickets to NYC TV Shows
Get free tickets to attend one of the many popular New York television show tapings. You could be in the audience of one of your favorites.
Free Museum Days in New York
New York museums come in many varieties: big & small, and many different types. Here we present a list of the free museums and find out how to do it.
Free Guided New York City Tours
You can tour diverse neighborhoods, historical landmarks, parks & gardens, even New York Harbor, and you can do it both guided and free!
Additions to our NYC Museums Collection
We have added 18 new museums listings tour listings of local options for cultural, scientific and historical exploration. See our Map of New York City Museums.
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What's Playing on Broadway
Performances, engagement dates and access to premium tickets.
Purchase "Wicked" Tickets
Don't miss the most popular show in years!
Purchase "The Book of Mormon" Tickets
See the highly-rated musical that lampoons organized religion and traditional musical theatre from the creators of South Park.
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Looking for a top quality choice to experience the city? Check out these "best in class" NYC tours and activities:

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Check out our Travel Articles and Visitor Guides.


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Our maps can help you find a hotel. attraction or a concert venue.

Map of New York City Museums
Manhattan Hotels Map
  NYC Luxury Hotels Map
  Popular NYC Attractions Map
  TOP SIGHTSEEING TOURS   More NYC Sightseeing Tours
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
1. Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour
The museum features stunning images, artifacts and video from the Recovery at Ground Zero.
Rated the 3rd most popular tour in NYC by Trip Advisor. The biggest little museum in New York.
2. Foods of NY Tours - NY's 1st Food Tour! (OUR TOP FOOD TOUR!)
Since 1999, Foods of New York Tours has been giving food tasting and cultural walking tours. Offering a non-touristy experience so you feel like a native New Yorker! Each tour includes food tastings from specialty food shops, ethnic eateries, and one local restaurant.
3. New York in One Day Sightseeing Tour (OUR TOP SIGHTSEEING TOUR)
You'll see New York City's major sites on this tour, including Times Square, the World Trade Center Site, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Strawberry Fields. You will also see the Statue of Liberty up close from the Staten Island Ferry, and have wonderful photo opportunities of the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.

This is not a hop-on hop-off tour. The tour operates as a shuttle between the major New York attractions, and you are accompanied by your experienced guide when you get off the bus to visit each famous sight.

See the 10 Most Popular New York City Tours.

 New York Full-Day Coach Tour
Manhattan by Land, Sea & Sky!

Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

9/11 Images & Artifacts Tour
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
2-Hour Tour "Incredible"-Fox News
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 Sex & the City Hotspots Tour
 New York Dinner Cruise
 Guided Food-Tasting Tour
 Top of the Rock Observ. Deck
 NYC Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Foods of NY Greenwoich Village Tour
Food tasting & cultural walking
tours thru NYC's most
 delicious neighborhoods
Visit Foods of NY Tours


Budget Choices
Try a Hotel Specials.
Where to Stay?
Most Popular NYC hotels
List of Hotels A-Z
Hotels near Landmarks
Manhattan Luxury Hotels.

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