Top 10 Must-See Beautiful Places in New York City

OT Staff

Central Park

Central Park, a lush 843-acre oasis in the heart of NYC, offers gardens, lakes, meadows, and more. Highlights include Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Strawberry Fields.

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The Cloisters, Washington Heights

Often described as a castle, the Cloisters is a museum housing stunning medieval art. Built using materials from French cloisters and surrounded by medieval gardens, it offers a timeless experience.

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Grand Central Terminal

NYC surprises with the stunning Grand Central Terminal, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece and a top city attraction. Its baroque interiors feature a vaulted ceiling with gold leaf constellations and 2,500 LED stars.

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Prospect Park

Spanning 600 acres in Brooklyn, this green oasis boasts historic memorials, stunning architecture, and sculptures. Highlights include the Beaux Arts Boathouse on Lullwater Lake and Concert Grove.

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The High Line

The High Line, an elevated park on an old rail line, offers a green escape with gardens inspired by wild plants. It's a haven for relaxing, socialising, and enjoying art, like Nina Chanel Abney's NYC LOVE mural.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The Met, is grand and spectacular. Explore a vast collection spanning 5,000 years, including nearly 26,000 Egyptian objects, such as the Temple of Dendur.

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DUMBO

DUMBO, one of Brooklyn's most beloved neighbourhoods, offers fantastic dining, lively nightlife, quirky art galleries, and a flea market with Manhattan Bridge views. Cobblestone streets and repurposed warehouses create a unique charm.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, one of NYC's most beautiful places, offers lush grounds with seasonal flowering shrubs and trees and vibrant fall colours. Springtime cherry blossoms are a highlight.

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Statue of Liberty

The greenish Statue of Liberty, framed by NYC's iconic skyscrapers, is one of the city's most enduring sights. To get a closer look, you can explore the 14.7-acre island and climb 354 steps to the crown.

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Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village, with its Bohemian vibe, buzzes with creativity. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Taylor Swift called this neighbourhood home. Enjoy top comedy clubs, delicious food, quaint boutiques, and live performances in Washington Square Park.

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