The "must-see" sights of New York City
If you are a first-time visitor, you might use it as your "check-list." If you have more time in the city and want to go beyond the most necessary sights, click here for a "5-day itinerary".
Washington Square Arch
Built to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as the nation’s first President, the triumphal Washington Square Arch was modeled on the Parisian Arc de Triomphe and decorated by two prominent male marble figures, both representing George Washington.
With typical modesty, the New Yorkers call Times Square 'The Crossroads of the World'. If it's not central to the whole world, it is pretty central to the island of Manhattan. Times Square is located in the heart of New York Theater District, hosting around 40 Broadway theaters. This is a good place to finish your day of sightseeing and catch a show or have a dinner in one of many restaurants. You might want to check out West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, known as the Restaurant Row.
Lower East Side
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
NYC Major Museums