This 77-story celebration of Art Deco is one of Manhattan’s most famous office buildings and was the world’s tallest skyscraper until it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. Although no organized tours are offered, the building’s lobby is still worth a visit.
Home to baseball’s New York Mets, the open-air Citi Field welcomes sports fans to New York. Opening in 2009 to replace Shea Stadium, this stadium honors Jackie Robinson with the entry rotunda. During baseball season get to the park between the time the gates open up until an hour before game time and head to the field level railings for a chance to get autographs. Times and prices of tickets for home games vary. Click here for a schedule of the Mets' home games.
Founded in 2005, City Running Tours offers personalized, group, corporate and brewery running tours tailored to the needs of both tourists and runners. You can customize the experience based on the day, time, distance, pace and desired sights, or join the daily, casually-paced running tours. Try a fun, social experience with the “Taste of the City” Running Shoes & Brews tour. Get a workout while simultaneously experiencing New York City’s history, culture and urban myths. Schedules and prices vary. Check website for information, or call 877.415.0058, ext. 11.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean in Brooklyn, this historic and family-friendly area boasts a sand beach, boardwalk, Luna Park (home of The Cyclone, one of the world’s oldest roller coasters), Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, the New York Aquarium, Ford Amphitheater and Nathan’s Famous (for hot dogs and fries).