New York City

New York City Travel Guide

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum is located in lower Manhattan on the site of the World Trade Center.

With the shores of the Hudson River as a backdrop, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park is one of the city's most picturesque gathering spots.

A triumphant symbol of New York's resilience, One World Trade Center has reshaped the city's skyline. The tower stands 1,776 feet tall—in honor of the year the Declaration of Independence was signed—making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Sheltered from the bustle and traffic of upper Broadway by a row of trees, the Dyckman Farmhouse sits in the middle of Inwood, Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood. The Dutch colonial farmhouse offers hints at life in 19th-century New York and can be toured for only $1 per person.

Listed in the National Register of historic places, the Trinity Cemetery sits above the Hudson River on upper Riverside Drive.

Set within lush Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, the Cloisters museum and garden offers visitors an in-depth look at European medieval art, architecture, and culture.

The oldest house in Manhattan was originally built in 1765 as a summer house for a British army colonel, who was forced to leave the home during the American Revolution.

One of Manhattan's little known but most lovely parks is set right in the heart of Turtle Bay, accessible via a series of steps off 51st Street. There's a dog walk, gazebo, chess tables, and an overpass which takes you across the FDR to the river walk.

Difficult though it may be to believe, when the Mount Vernon Hotel was built in 1799 it served as a "country getaway" for well-to-do New Yorkers looking to escape the city, which at the time stretched only as far north as 14th Street.

The Whitney Museum's highly anticipated new home at the end of the High Line lives up to the hype. Renzo Piano's airy new building features greatly expanded galleries and balconies with excellent views.

Most famous as the setting of Jay-Z's Picasso Baby video, Pace has been producing groundbreaking shows since its founding in 1960. At Pace's three Chelsea locations (508 W. 25th St.; 510 W. 25th St.; and 534 W. 25th St.) you can expect to see shows by leading contemporary artists.

To see cutting edge work at the intersection of music, pop culture, style, and art, head to Milk, which operates a photography studio and a ground-floor gallery. Past shows include photographs of Madonna from the 1980s.

A visit to Chelsea's galleries would be incomplete without a trip to Gagosian, one of the top power players in the art world. Past shows have featured blockbusters like Damian Hirst and Jeff Koons. Check their website to see what's on.

Founder Eleanor Langston, a former beauty editor, is taking nail art to a new level by including runway trends (hello polka dots and silver foil–covered pastels) in Paintbox’s extensive menu of 25 designs in 50 shades (both traditional polish and gel are available).

America’s preeminent center for the arts counts 11 resident organizations, among them, the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Juilliard School, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.