Your Summer of a Lifetime in New York

Lauren Voges

June 30, 2021

Reignite your soul this summer with unforgettable experiences at some of the best museums and attractions across New York. Go on a date at an iconic museum. Scream ‘til you’re hoarse on an epic rollercoaster. Snap a selfie in front of a historical landmark.

These classic New York activities are a wonderful way to reconnect with the city, or get acquainted with it! From stunning views from atop the Empire State Building to a whirlwind sightseeing experience with Hop-on Hop-off New York, here's what you cannot miss this summer in the city.

Empire State Building

For breathtaking views

Why you'll love it: This New York classic offers some of the best views of NYC! Nothing compares to looking down on the maze that is New York from atop its most famous skyscraper. With ongoing exhibitions and two observation decks, there’s plenty to enjoy on a visit to the Empire State Building. See for yourself!

9/11 Museum and Memorial

For remembering the past 

Why you'll appreciate it: A well-told reminder of a devastating moment in recent history. While it’s tough to revisit the events of September 11th 2001, the 9/11 Museum and Memorial has preserved this moment in history respectfully and beautifully. Revisit the day that changed the world forever, with well crafted museum exhibits detailing life before, during, and after America's most deadly terror attack. Then, visit the symbol of freedom that rose from the rubble of 9/11, the breathtaking One World Observatory. 


For a contemporary art feast

Why you'll love it: It's the world's most famous modern art museum.

A paradise for modern art lovers, MoMA hosts one of the most impressive collections in the contemporary art world. From Van Gogh's The Starry Night to artworks by Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock and Salvador Dali – the museum is packed with must-see masterpieces. MoMA's temporary exhibitions won't disappoint either; right now you can enjoy Cézanne's drawings and Alexander Calder's sculptures when you visit.

American Museum of Natural History

For a glimpse into how wild and wonderful our world really is!

Why you'll love it: It's one of the world’s largest natural history museums. Containing over 34 million specimen and artifacts, the American Museum of Natural History is brimming with things to see and explore. Learn about the dinosaurs, go on a deep-sea expedition or visit the edge of the Milky Way – all within the confines of the museum.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus New York

For avid sightseers

Why you'll love it: A chance to see the best of New York City's sights from a comfy seat. From Uptown to Downtown, Brooklyn to Harlem, take in the top sights in New York with the Hop-on Hop-off Bus. Explore some of these amazing sights on-foot or settle in for a seated adventure through this iconic city.

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