The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

The story of the famed concert hall is told through historical documents and exhibits of treasured memorabilia.

Hours: Daily 11 am-4:30 pm

Admission: Free

The Skyscraper Museum

Stainless steel floors and ceilings reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases at this space, which celebrates the history of skyscrapers and skylines and also provides children’s workshops.

Hours: W-Su noon-6 pm

Admission: $5 adults, $2.50 seniors/students

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Dedicated to local, national and international artists of African descent, the permanent collection boasts more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Hours: Th-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm

Suggested donation: $7 adults, $3 seniors/students, children under 12 and Su free

After Jan. 15, 2018, the museum will be closed to construct its new home on its current site. Stay tuned.

The Tour at NBC Studios

The Tour at NBC Studios blends entertainment and education into a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the broadcasting world. A must-see for any television lover, The Tour lives in the heart of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, one of the most iconic buildings in entertainment history. Guests enjoy access to the studios of their favorite NBC programs, like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more.

The Ukrainian Museum

Honoring the cultural legacy of the Ukrainian people, this museum boasts the largest and most important folk art collection outside the Ukraine. Wed-Sun 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, children under 12 free.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

The reconstruction of the boyhood home of the 26th president of the United States—the first president to be born in New York City (Donald Trump, the nation’s 45th president, is the second president to be born in the city; Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens)—includes period rooms, museum galleries and a bookstore. The period rooms can only be seen on guided tours, which are available every hour 10 am-4 pm (no tour at noon). 

Hours: W-Su 9 am-5 pm; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: Free

Times Square

Known as "The Crossroads of the World," Times Square is the ultimate expression of New York City's commercial character. Previously a sleepy district called Longacre Square, the area exploded with activity in 1904, due to two momentous arrivals: the first subway, and the headquarters of the New York Times, for which Times Square is named.

Top of the Rock

Open 365 days a year, the observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above the ground.

Hours: Daily 8 am-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 pm).

Admission: $36 adults, $34 seniors (62+), $30 children 6-12.

The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day: $54 adults, $43 children 6-12.

Tourist App

Dubbing themselves the “Uber of the tour guide business,” this new app allows visitors (and New Yorkers) to find a professional tour guide in minutes, in virtually any part of the city. You can custom-build a tour with the tour guide and arrange the meeting place—no advance booking required. See sights, attractions, specific neighborhoods and more, on your timetable and according to your interests. For more information, download the app or visit the website.

Trapeze School New York

Classes in silks, trampoline, juggling and flying trapeze for beginners and more-advanced acrobats. Encouraging, skilled instructors. Flying trapeze classes from $55.


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