Top 5 Tourist Attractions in New York


New York attracted around 65 million tourists in 2019, according Statista. It’s one of the most desired cities globally. Maybe your travel plans include New York as the next destination that you want to visit.

If that’s the case probably you want to go to the places which are important landmarks of the Big Apple. There are many sources and lists that recommend different New York attractions and sometimes it could be difficult to decide where you should go first.

We reviewed different sources of information (Planet Ware, Touropia, TripAdvisor, Loving New York, Holidify, TripSavvy, TravelTopList) to see what are the top five recommended New York tourist attractions in each of their lists.

Planet WareTouropiaTripAdvisorLoving New YorkHolidifyTripSavvyTravel Top List
Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty9/11 Memorial MuseumEmpire State BuildingStatue of LibertyStatue of LibertyEmpire State Building
Central ParkEmpire State BuildingMetropolitan Museum of ArtBrooklyn BridgeTimes SquareStaten Island FerryCentral Park
Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observation DockCentral ParkCentral ParkTop of the RockEmpire State BuildingEmpire State BuildingFifth Avenue
Metropolitan Museum of ArtTimes SquareEmpire State BuildingOne World Trade CenterMetropolitan Museum of ArtMetropolitan Museum of ArtBrooklyn Bridge
Broadway and the Theater DistrictBrooklyn BridgeTop of the Rock9/11 Memorial MuseumCentral ParkMuseum of Modern ArtStatue of Liberty

There are thirteen attractions in total mentioned in the above reviewed sources. The summary of the results show that:

  • Empire State Building is listed six times out of seven.
  • Statue of Liberty and Central Park are mentioned five times out of seven.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art is listed four times out of seven.
  • Top of the Rock and Brooklyn Bridge is listed three times out of seven.
  • Times square and 9/11 Memorial Museum two times.
  • Broadway, One World Trade Center, Museum of Modern Art, State Island and Fifth Avenue only once.

This list helps you prioritize your choices when you visit New York. If you don’t have enough time or budget, it will help you to decide easier.

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