New York is the largest city in the United States as well as serving as the financial, business, and cultural center of America. New York City was also the first capital of the United States under the Constitution from March 4, 1789 to December 5, 1790. With it’s incredible history and importance to America there are a lot of New York destinations on the must see list. We’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best, the top 5 must see destinations in the Big Apple.

The Statue of Liberty Nothing says New York quite like the Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island was a gift from France to the United States and opened in 1886. Standing 305 feet tall, “Lady Liberty” has become a universal symbol for the United States. Visitors can get to the Statue of Liberty on the Liberty Island Ferry.

9/11 Memorial Museum Located on the former site of the World Trade Center towers, which were destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors the victims that died on that fateful day.

Times Square Local New Yorkers love to brag about never going to Times Square. For the rest of us looking for a great New York Destination, Times Square is one of the must see spots. Located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square is noisy and crowded, but that’s exactly what you want when visiting New York.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art The most famous art museum in the United States and is home to some of the most amazing works of art stretching back into antiquity. The Met hosts guided tours in English as well as a number of other languages. The best part of the tours is they are almost all free with museum admission.

Central Park The most famous park in the country, if not the world is a must visit New York destination. Flanked on the East by the Met and the Guggenheim, and on the West by the American Museum of Natural History. Central Park provides both New Yorkers and visitors a natural an beautiful oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle.