New York Visitors Guide | New York Attractions

Our New York Visitor Guide provides you with a list of recommendations for some of the best New York Attractions and Things to do in New York during your visit to the city.

Our New York Visitors Guide features a partial list of New York Attractions  and other, 'can't miss' Things to do in New York including; Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Top New York Museums, the Empire State Building and more.

See our New York Attractions Guide below and start planning a most memorable trip to New York City.

No matter what you plan to do in the city, as a guest of Park Central Hotel, you will be close to all there is to do, see and experience in the city. 

Visit our New York Visitors Blog for entertaining and informative articles about how to make the most of your next visit to New York.

Should you have any questions about any of the New York Attractions listed below, please contact our Concierge Team via Email, or call us at: 212.371.4000.

Central Park

Central Park is a New York Attraction that draws 35 million visitors each year. With so many Activities and Events to enjoy at this historic park, it is no wonder that it is the most visited park in any U.S. city.

Central Park is an 840-acre patch of green located in New York City. The Park opened in 1857 making it the first public park in the country. This New York Attraction is a hugely popular destination...

U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

The U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is an NYC Museum that provides a look at historic vessels, video footage, and fascinating objects. 

The U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum includes several exhibits that allow visitors to explore historically important vessels. The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid is a National Historic Landmark....

United Nations Headquarters

The United Nations Headquarters is a popular Attraction in NYC. Stop by this international institution during your next stay at our NYC Hotel. 

The United Nations Headquarters is an Attraction in NYC that has graced the city’s landscape since 1952. Plan a visit during your next stay at our NYC Hotel...

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock is an Attraction in NYC that offers a bird’s-eye-view of the city. 

The city is beautiful from many angles, including the sweeping, sky-high views you can enjoy when you visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is the top venue for NY Events. Guests at Park Lane Hotel – A New York Hotel often attend Events at this popular venue.

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is the largest Event venue in New York City. It includes nearly 2 million square feet of space and the length of the building spans five city blocks. Several NY...

Hayden Planetarium

The Hayden Planetarium is a must-visit NY Attraction for anyone interested in space. Our NYC Hotel is located within walking distance of this Central Park Attraction.

The Hayden Planetarium is a must-visit NY Attraction for anyone interested in learning more about space and related sciences. Led by rock-star scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this facility offers...

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is an Attraction in New York that held the title of world’s tallest building for more than 40 years. A popular tourist destination, millions of people visit this iconic building each year.

It is not an exaggeration to say that pride built the Empire State Building. This Attraction in New York was built at a time where there was a race to see who in America could build the tallest...

High Line

The High Line is an NY Attraction that attracts more that 5 million visitors each year.

The High Line is an urban park located near top NY Attractions like the Javits Center. Stop by and relax in this urban oasis during your next stay at our Central Park Hotel...

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most well-known of all NYC Attractions. For some, it reminds them of their ancestors who came to this country in search of a better life. For most, it is a symbol of the opportunities and freedoms that are such an integral part of life in the United States.

The Statue of Liberty was given to the people of the United States. It arrived in 350 pieces, and the assembly process took 4months. Lady Liberty sits atop what was once Fort Wood, part of the system...

Louis Armstrong Museum

The Louis Armstrong Museum is a can’t-miss NYC Attraction for serious fans of jazz music.

A visit to the Louis Armstrong Museum is a must for any fan of jazz music. Add it to your list of Things to Do in NY during your next stay at our Central Park Hotel.

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is an NY Museum that tells the story of the recovery period following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop, not to be confused with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, is an opportunity to see some haunting, touching photographs along with remnants and artifacts...

NYC Attraction | Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is one of many popular NYC Attractions located a short distance from our NY Hotel.  

Radio City Music Hall is a popular NYC Attraction that offers something for the whole family...

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal opened to much fanfare in 1913 and continues to be a hub of transportation, a lovely architectural example and a much-visited New York City Attraction.

Grand Central Terminal, commonly called Grand Central Station, was the brainchild of Cornelius Vanderbilt. At the time the station was built, railway travel was at its peak, and Vanderbilt wanted to...

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is a New York Attraction and a National Historic Landmark that draws millions of visitors each year.

Rockefeller Center is a 22-acre compound that includes several buildings including Radio City Music Hall. Popular NBC TV shows, such as Saturday Night Live, are filmed here, and people come from all...

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is a historic New York Attraction that attracts visitors from all over the world. 

Then next time you stay at our New York City Hotel take a walk on the wild side with a visit to Greenwich Village...

SoHo | NYC Attractions

SoHo is a historic NYC Attraction that attracts tourists from around the world. 

SoHo is a historic neighborhood in New York City that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is a New York Attraction that gives visitors the chance to see the exterior and the lobby of one of the most celebrated Art Deco buildings in the country.

Designed by William Van Alen, the Chrysler Building is one of the most recognizable in the New York skyline. It is considered one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the country. The...

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the heartbeat of arts and culture in New York City. During your next stay at Park Lane Hotel – A Central Park Hotel, take a Lincoln Center tour or enjoy one of the many other Things to do in New York that take place here each month.

Enjoying the many arts and cultural offerings in the city is a top Thing to do in New York. Some of the top cultural offerings in NY can be seen at one place: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts....

Cathedral of St. John

The Cathedral of St. John is an NYC Attraction steeped in history and admired the world over.

The Cathedral of St. John is one of the most-photographed NYC Attractions. They offer several tours, so guests at our Hotel in NYC can learn about the history, architecture, and other features of this...

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum, located near Park Lane Hotel, is not only home to a massive collection of art but is also housed in a building that is itself a work of art. 

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was opened in 1939 under the name Museum of Non-Objective Painting. As a way to honor his memory, the name of the museum changed in 1952 when its founder died. A few...

New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange is an American institution and a popular NYC Attraction.

The New York Stock Exchange is an American institution that was born under a Buttonwood tree on Wall Street. Today, the NYSE is located near many top New York Hotels, including Park Lane Hotel, and it...

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge changed the history of NYC, and it has connected Brooklyn with Manhattan for more than 130 years. Consider enjoying a scenic walk over this NYC Attraction during your next stay at Park Lane Hotel – A New York Hotel.

The opening of the Brooklyn Bridge did more than provide a method of traveling between Brooklyn and Manhattan; it helped to permanently change the city of New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art Museum in the country. The New York Museum is home to more than two million objects spanning 17 categories.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was established in 1870, and it is the largest art Museum in the country. The two million square foot New York Museum is also one of the ten largest in the world. More...

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a New York City Attraction that is a beautiful example of Beaux Arts style architecture, and it has been serving the people of New York – as well as visitors – since 1911.

The main branch of the New York Public Library is the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. This Beaux Arts building was the largest marble building of its kind in the U.S. at the time that it was built. It...

Museum of Sex

The Museum of Sex is unlike any other NY Museum. The Museum’s permanent collection, along with its interesting temporary exhibits, paints a picture of sexuality from many viewpoints.

The Museum of Sex is an NY Museum that features artifacts from all over the world. This adults-only Museum is an opportunity to see artwork, clothing, costumes and historical objects. The Museum’s...

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral has served New York’s Catholic community for more than 150 years. It is also an NY Attraction that draws visitors of all faiths who come to admire the beautiful architecture, stained glass windows and opulent interior.

Construction on St. Patrick’s Cathedral began in 1858, but due to delays caused by the Civil War, it didn’t hold its first mass until 1879. The gorgeous neo-gothic style exterior is one of the most...

The Frick Collection

When you stay at Park Lane Hotel, a visit to some of the best NYC Museums is a popular choice. Add The Frick Collection to your list of can’t-miss Attractions. 

The collection of Old Masters is not the only reason to be impressed by The Frick Collection. This NYC Museum also plays host to some of the best temporary exhibits in the City. Master paintings that...

New York City Fire Museum

The New York City Fire Museum is a popular NYC Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of fire-related artifacts and documents in the world. Visit this NY Attraction during your next stay at our Central Park Hotel.

The New York City Fire Museum is an NY Attraction that boasts one of the largest collections of fire-related artifacts in the world. This Museum has been in its current location since 1987, and it is...

Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo is a popular NYC Attraction that is located just a short stroll from our New York Hotel. 

A visit to the Central Park Zoo is just a few steps away when you choose our New York Hotel. Our ideal location is within walking distance of this popular NYC Attraction.

Madison Square Garden

Guests at our Central Park Hotel enjoy close proximity to Madison Square Garden and other top NY Attractions.

Madison Square Garden bills itself as the World’s Most Famous Arena. Whether you’re in town for a concert, sporting Event or family show, our Central Park Hotel is conveniently located near this and...

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is a popular NYC Attraction and is the largest metropolitan Zoo in the country. Consider spending a day viewing the Zoo’s 6,000 animals during your next stay at our Central Park Hotel.

The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in all of North America. The NYC Attraction spans 265 acres and the zoo’s 6,000 animals represent about 650 species. The Zoo is run by the Wildlife...

One World Observatory

One World Trade Center is a can’t-miss New York City Attraction that is home to the 9/11 Memorial and the One World Observatory.  

One World Observatory is a New York City Attraction that offers a bird’s eye view of New York City. Stop by during your visit to explore this and other NY Attractions at the World Trade Center Complex...

Madame Tussauds

A visit to Madame Tussauds is a fun way to spend a day during your stay at our Central Park Hotel. Mingle with realistic likenesses of royalty, Hollywood A-listers and others with a visit to this NYC Attraction. 

Located in Times Square, Madame Tussauds is home to amazingly realistic likenesses of hundreds of celebrities and political leaders. When you visit this Attraction, you’ll stroll among Presidents,...

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building is an NYC Attraction that is recognizable all over the world. Visitors can walk around the building during a stay our nearby Hotel in New York City. 

The Flatiron Building is one of the most famous buildings in the NYC skyline. Many guests at our Hotel in New York City visit to enjoy this landmark that has stood for 114 years...

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall is an NYC Attraction where you can enjoy concerts from top performers.

It’s hard to imagine New York City without Carnegie Hall but had a group of developers had their way, the iconic concert venue would have been demolished to make room for a skyscraper. Happily, the...

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is an NYC Attraction that is a can’t-miss for baseball fans.

To some hard core baseball fans, Yankee Stadium is more than just an NYC Attraction – it is a destination of pilgrimage. While the new stadium may not have the iconic status of the old Yankee Stadium,...

Whitney Museum of American Art

Guests at Park Lane Hotel – An NY Hotel will find that the Hotel’s convenient location puts them close to top Attractions in New York such as the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Whitney Museum of American Art was born out of the efforts of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Whitney saw the difficulties that artists had in selling their works and she wanted to support them. She...

American Museum of Natural History

During your next stay at Park Lane Hotel – An NYC Hotel, spend a day or two exploring the American Museum of Natural History. This New York Museum is one of the largest in the world, and has something to interest every visitor.

The American Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1869, is one of the most popular New York Museums.  Visitors of all ages love to come and explore the Museum’s 27 interconnected buildings which...

September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center

New York City Museums: The September 11 Memorial and Museum is a New York Attraction that provides a place of somber reflection as well as a way to pay tribute to the victims of that tragic day.

This New York Attraction is one that everyone wishes did not exist.  The Memorial opened on September 11, 2011, the tenth year anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 2001. The September...

Times Square

Times Square is a vibrant, electric part of the city. It is here that you will see a Broadway Show and enjoy one of the city’s most popular annual Events: the New Year’s Eve ball drop. Spend some time exploring this New York Attraction during your next stay at Park Lane Hotel.

Times Square is a well-known area in Midtown Manhattan that is the most visited New York Attraction. Home to Broadway’s Theatre District, dozens of NY Restaurants, Museums and Clubs, it is easy to see...

Ellis Island and the American Family Immigration History Center

Ellis Island and the American Family Immigration History Center is an NY Attraction that attracts both the casual visitor and those in search of answers about their own families. Consider a visit during your next stay at our New York City Hotel.  

Millions of immigrants entered the United States via Ellis Island. Today, Ellis Island and the American Family Immigration History Center is a place where families can go to learn more about their...

The Merchant’s House Museum

Our Central Park Hotel is located near many popular NYC Attractions such as The Merchant’s House Museum. 

Want to step back in time and see what life was like for wealthy New Yorkers in the 19th century? Pay a visit to The Merchant’s House Museum – a home built in 1832 and occupied by the Tredwell family...

Museum of Modern Art

Park Lane Hotel – A New York City Hotel is located near top New York Attractions including the Museum of Modern Art. This NYC Museum boasts one of the largest modern art collections in the world, and is a must for any lover of contemporary art.

To say that the Museum of Modern Art is home to an impressive collection is a bit of an understatement. The NYC Museum boasts one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world, and its...