New York City Featured Attractions

American Museum of Natural History offers permanent and changing exhibits. Cultures explored include American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islanders, South American and the Aztec and Mayan empires. The dinosaur halls feature nearly 100 specimens including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Apatosaurus.

Battery Park was the site of a fort established by the first Dutch settlers in 1624. The park affords views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

The Bowery was once the city’s liveliest district and later the habitat of the homeless.

Cathedral of St John The Divine The world's largest gothic cathedral is located at 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. Built entirely of stone, including Maine granite and Indiana limestone, St. John’s is two football fields long and 17 stories high.

Central Park contains 840 acres of wooded and landscaped grounds, lakes, two outdoor skating rinks, a swimming pool and a carousel. Among the more popular stops in the park are Strawberry fields and the Alice in Wonderland statue.

Chinatown. It’s difficult to tell New York’s Chinatown from China itself. Chinese restaurants, shops, and signs line these streets. You’ll never forget the sites, sounds and smells when your group walks the busy sidewalks here.

City Hall Near this spot, in the presence of Gen. George Washington, the Declaration of Independence was read to the Army on July 9, 1776.

Ellis Island was the nation’s main point of entry for millions of immigrants 1892-1924. Exhibits chronicle the history of the processing station and the island. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor is a series of stainless steel panels engraved with the names of nearly 400,000 immigrants.

Empire State Building is one of the world’s tallest office buildings. The 1931 Art Deco building, soaring 1,454 feet, has 2 million square feet of office space. Elevators run to the observatory on the 86th floor (1,060 feet) where visitors can see approximately 50 miles. Another elevator takes visitors to the circular glass-enclosed observation tower on the 102nd floor (1,250 feet).

Garment District accounts for one-third of the clothes manufactured in this country. During working hours this is one of the busiest areas of the city, with workers pushing racks of clothes down the street and transporting bolts of cloth between factories.

Greenwich Village Known for many years as the city’s Bohemian center, “the Village” is famed for its restaurants, curio shops, bookstores, art shows, coffeehouses and nightclubs.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 14-acre complex of educational and artistic institutions.

Madison Square Garden In 1874 this complex replaced the canvas-covered railroad shed that served as 
the original Garden. The Garden contains convention space and facilities for seven simultaneous major events. It is the home of the city’s basketball and hockey teams.

Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the great museums of the world. Among the collections are Egyptian, Greek and Roman art; Near Eastern art and antiquities; European and Oriental paintings and sculpture; arms and armor; musical instruments; arts from Africa, Oceania and the Americas; 20th-century art; ancient glass; and European and American decorative arts.

NBC Studio Tours gives 1-hour behind-the-scenes tours of the production areas of several television shows.
New York Stock Exchange Outside stands a tree that symbolizes the buttonwood tree where traders once gathered to exchange stock. A visitor’s gallery and self-guiding tours are available.

Radio City Music Hall This 1932 Art Deco theatre presents musical stage spectaculars with the Rockettes, theatrical productions and live concerts. Also, one hour behind-the-scenes tours are given.

Rockefeller Center is a model of urban planning and design, housing 24 acres of underground shops and restaurants.

South Street Seaport Museum is a 12-block historic area. Robert Fulton once docked his steamboat in the vicinity. The Fulton Market, Schermerhorn Row and Museum Block offer shops and restaurants.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the largest churches in the United States, with a seating capacity of 2,400. The rose window is 26 feet across and the pipe organ has more than 7,380 pipes. Twin spires 330 feet high grace the 14th-century-Gothic-style structure.

Statue of Liberty National Monument The statue was presented to the United States by France in 1884 in commemoration of the two countries’ alliance during the American Revolution. Measuring 151 feet high on a 154-foot-high pedestal, it is the tallest statue of modern times.

Trinity Church was originally built 1696-97, in 1754; it was the first site of King’s College (now Columbia University).

United Nations Headquarters consists of the majestic Secretariat Building, the domed General Assembly Building and the Hammarskjold Library. Each building was designed and decorated by celebrated architects and artisans.

Wall Street the financial keystone of the country, takes its name from the wooden wall erected by the Dutch burghers in 1653 to protect the colony from attack.

Enjoy Your Art Focused New York City Tour

  • Hotel accommodations (in quads)
  • Security Provided Nightly
  • Complete Sightseeing of the Area
  • Professional Tour Escort
  • 4 meals - 2 breakfast/2 dinner (3 day/2 night trip)
  • 6 meals - 3 breakfast/3 dinner (4 day/3 night trip)
  • All entrance fees and admissions
  • All taxes, tips, and gratuities
  • Coverage under E.T.C.'s Liability Insurance Policy

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