About NYC: Landmarks

Explore New York's and America's great history with a tour of some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Here are some of the most visited and talked about landmarks within NYC.

Federal Hall

26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
212-825-6888

Located on Wall Street, Federal Hall is where our first president, George Washington took his oath into office. You can see a statue of him on the front steps where he still encourages millions of Americans. The hall was once home to the first Congress, Supreme Court and Executive Branch offices. Now the building is a museum and memorial to the first president and the start of our Nation.

Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004
New York, NY 10004

One of the most iconic landmarks in the United States is the Statue of Liberty. Given to us from the French in 1886, lady liberty is made of pure copper and steel except for her torch, which is coated in gold leaf. Her crown with seven spikes represents the seven seas and continents around the world. For millions of immigrants, the Statue of Liberty was there first sight of the United States. She represented freedom, liberty, opportunity, justice and friendship - and still does.

General Grant National Memorial

122 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10024
212-666-1668

Uptown, In Riverside Park, overlooking the Hudson you can find General Grant National Memorial. The memorial is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, and is the largest mausoleum in North America. At the memorial you can find out more information about the Generals life and his accomplishments.

Carnegie Hall

881 7th Avenueere
New York, NY 10019
212- 247-7800

Carnegie Hall is located in Midtown Manhattan and is named after Andrew Carnegie, who paid for the construction. Carnegie hall has been housing concerts since 1891. It has 3 halls and is considered one of the most prestigious concert halls in the U.S. The hall presents around 250 performances each season that range from classical to popular music. It is most famous for its beauty, history and acoustics.

Central Park

14th East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
212-31-6600

Located in the heart of New York City, Central Park is an 843 acres public urban park. The park is the most visited city parks in the United States with about 25 million visitors annually. Most of the park looks natural and is almost entirely landscaped. It has several lakes and pounds, walking paths, ice-skating rinks, swimming pool, zoo and an amphitheater.

Empire State Building

350 5th Avenue Between 33rd and 34th Street
New York, NY 10018
212-736-3100

This 102-story building is located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. The building was complete in 1931 and used to be the world's tallest building until 1954. There is an observation deck on the 86th and 102nd floor of the building where you can set your eyes on a beautiful 360-dregree view of the city.

Flatiron Building

175 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Located on 5th Avenue, the Flatiron Building is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers in NYC. What makes this building unique is that it sits on a triangular block at 23rd street, 5th Avenue and Broadway. The building is a great place for photographers and tourist alike and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1989. The building is a functioning office building, but due to recent real estate investments, the Flatiron building might be turned into a world-class luxury hotel in the near future.

Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
212-340-2583

Opened in 1871, this terminal station offers access in and out of New York City to Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York and Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut. Located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue the terminal offers 75 tracks with 48 platforms and covers 48 acres of Midtown. The main concourse is where the ticket booths are and if you look up you can get a glimpse of an elaborate decorated astronomical ceiling. The terminal has about 500,000 visitors and 125,000 commuters a day.

Macy's

151 West 34th Street
New York, NY
212-695-4400

The Macy's on 34th Street and Broadway in Herald Square is one of the most famous department stories in New York City. It is the headquarters for all Macy's department stores in the country. The Macy's in NYC is most famous for its appearance in the movie a Miracle on 34th Street and its hosting of the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the City's annual Fourth of July fireworks.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
212-535-7710

The Met is located at the eastern edge of Central Park on 5th Avenue. It has a permanent collection of more than 2 million pieces of work that are divided into 19 departments. The collection of art contains work from Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from all European masters and also a collection of American and modern art. The museum also houses musical instruments, costumes and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Along with its permanent collection, the Met also presents traveling shows throughout the year.

Plaza Hotel

5th Avenue At Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
212-759-3000

Located at the South end of Central Park on 5th Avenue is the 20-story Plaza Hotel. The hotel offers beautiful architecture along with an array of quest services such as baby-sitting and butler service. The Plaza was home to one of The Beatles first visits to the U.S. The hotel has been featured in many movies such as Home Alone and Almost Famous and in shows such as Sex and the City.

Rockefeller Center

West 49th Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10020
212-332-6868

Between 48th and 51st Streets of New York City is Rockefeller Center, a complex of 19 buildings covering 22 acres. The area includes the Radio City Music Hall which is home to NBC studios and The Rockettes. The most visited part of Rockefeller Center is the ice skating rink along with the annual holiday Christmas tree. The tree is normally between 75 to 90 feet tall and holds over 5 miles of lights.


After you've gone around New York City to visit some of these wonderful landmarks, it's now time to get something to eat. Here are some of the best places in New York City to eat, as well as a few if the top places to grab a drink.