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NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art Entry Ticket

1. NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art Entry Ticket

Explore New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art at The Met Fifth Avenue with your pre-purchased admission ticket. Enjoy New York City’s most visited attraction and see the massive collection of one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Benefit from the flexible voucher redemption policy which allows you to make your visit whenever you like, within a month of your scheduled ticket date. Plan your visit according to your mood or the weather. Your admission ticket includes entry to exhibitions as well as same-day entry to both Met locations. Listen to the audio guide on the Met's free web app for your smartphone. Connect to The Met's free WiFi to access the audio guide during your visit. The Met is home to nearly 2 million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years, and representing the best of human creativity from around the globe. The collections are divided into several curatorial departments housed in the main building on Fifth Avenue and at The Met Cloisters in Upper Manhattan. The Cloisters is the branch of the Met that is devoted to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe.

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NYC: Guggenheim Museum Entry Ticket

2. NYC: Guggenheim Museum Entry Ticket

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is Frank Lloyd Wright's modernist architectural masterpiece housing its world-renowned collections of modern and contemporary art. The building was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site — one of two in New York — the other being the Statue of Liberty. Once you arrive at the Museum, skip the admissions line and head straight for the information desk to check-in. Your ticket gives you unlimited time to discover all that the museum has to offer. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.  Connect to the Museum's Wi-Fi and download the Guggenheim's Digital Guide, available for free on the Bloomberg Connects app. Access audio guides and downloadable exhibition texts for each exhibition on view, as well as information about the permanent collection and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. The audio guide is available in 11 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, and Arabic. Exhibitions on View: • Countryside, The Future - through Feb 14, 2021 • Guggenheim Collection: Brancusi - through Feb 28, 2021 • The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting - through Mar 14, 2021 • Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction - through Mar 14, 2021 • Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural - through Sep 19, 2021 • Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionism - through Sep 19, 2021 • Thannhauser Collection - ongoing"

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NYC: Empire State Building AM/PM Experience Ticket

3. NYC: Empire State Building AM/PM Experience Ticket

Soaring 1,454 feet (443 meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is one of the world's most famous buildings. The 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily from 8 AM-2 AM, offers the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. With this day and night ticket, experience the city from the 360-degree, open-air observatory both under the sun and the sparkling city lights the same night. Guests will also have access to the brand-new Observatory Experience complete with 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of interactive exhibits that invite you on a journey beginning with the building's construction to its current place in pop culture. The night ticket is redeemable after 9 PM or 10 PM, depending on the date selected.

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NYC: Statue of Liberty, Edge & Ground Zero VIP Tour

4. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Edge & Ground Zero VIP Tour

The Big Apple has a lot to offer. Experience the best of the city on a VIP tour with tickets to Edge Observation Deck, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island included.   Start your day by exploring Midtown with your expert local guide. Walk by famous NYC landmarks such as Bryant Park, 42nd Street, 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Hudson Yards. See the city from above with your entry ticket to NYC's newest observation deck, Edge. Your guide will then take you on the subway down to World Trade Center where you will have an opportunity to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial Pools and learn about the events of September 11, 2001. Your tour will end at the entrance to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry where you will be escorted to the security checkpoint. Your guide will give you an orientation of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. You’ll receive a detailed explanation about where to pick up your self-guided audio tours that are available in 13 languages. Take your time and explore these islands at your own pace. When you’re ready, hop back on the ferry to return to Lower Manhattan and enjoy the rest of your afternoon in New York City.

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Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

5. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique pedicab tour. Your tour guide will show you the sights of Central Park and tell you about its history as you travel at a leisurely pace. You'll make stops at key places of interest in the park, such as Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. No matter what the season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass.

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Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

6. Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Rediscover the charm of vibrant Manhattan on a private tour with a savvy local host. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there, as we all know the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it from a local's perspective. Travel through the best parts of Central Park, where New Yorkers go jogging and cycling. Go for a stroll downtown, stopping along the way at the best cafes loved by real New Yorkers. Or allow your local host to lead you towards the charming, old-style covered market in Greenwich Village, stopping to see the High Line. There are so many possibilities for your customized itinerary. After booking, you will be contacted about your preferences and interests. A like-minded New Yorker who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be assigned to you as your local host.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. During the tour, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a different sight or experience, they will suggest it to you. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. Let your private local host show you the New York you will love.

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Manhattan: Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Manhattan: Sightseeing Bus Tour

Tour vibrant Manhattan aboard a comfortable coach whilst your expert guide narrates stories and interesting facts about the major sights of the city. Explore the different facets of the city and its various neighborhoods. Discover the most famous landmarks such as Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State Building. See Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Head to Greenwich Village, the artsy SoHo district, the bustling streets of Chinatown, Little Italy's sidewalk cafes and the busy Wall Street area. Finally, you will visit the charming Battery Park to enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty - one of the icons of New York and the United States.

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NYC: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

8. NYC: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

See the rising sun from the top of the Empire State Building. Join an intimate VIP group to watch dawn break over a waking New York City. Begin in the new lobby, where a Building Ambassador will greet you. Enjoy exclusive access to the 86th Floor observation deck before the crowds arrive. Watch the sunrise over the city as it transitions from night to day. Marvel at the changing view as the morning sun rises and lights up the city's famous landmarks. The Empire State Building soars 1,454-feet (443-meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. Atop the 86th Floor observation deck, you’re at the highest 360-degree open-air viewpoint in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. You can also enjoy the sights from within the cozy climate-controlled viewing galleries. After greeting the sun, head down to the new interactive galleries on the 2nd Floor. Start at the awe-inspiring new entry and walk through the museum experience. Benefit from a state-of-the-art air purification system that regulates the air quality inside the building. Go back in time from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture with hands-on exhibits. Explore the galleries before heading back out onto the city streets to start your day.

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New York: 5-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings

9. New York: 5-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Your 5-hour walking tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire some of the city’s most iconic buildings that line the street, pass by the sombering Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Head to Greenwich Village next and walk through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Feel immersed in the unique and truly vibrant atmosphere of these vastly different New York neighborhoods. From your informative guide, learn about the fascinating history of these areas and the people that live here. Continue the tour onto the iconic Flatiron Building then head across to the High Line and Hudson Bay Yard. Afterwards, take the subway to Times Square and then explore 5th Avenue. From here, marvel at a selection of sights including the NBC Studios, Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and more. Throughout the tour, stop at 4 local eateries and taste the very best food that New York City has to offer. Immerse yourself in the traditional flavors of the city including a hot dog with all the trimmings, an authentic New York pizza slice, delicious dumplings from Chinatown, and a tasty Italian cannoli.

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NYC: Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Guided Tour

10. NYC: Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Guided Tour

Join a unique tour of the Rockefeller Center at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM that runs daily. Dive into the rich history and breathtaking artistry of New York's most famous Art Deco landmark. Learn about John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s vision for a cultural center in Midtown Manhattan. Discover the great works of art and architecture that comprise the Rockefeller Center today. A fun, expert guide will lead the way through the famous streets, buildings and artworks that make up this wondrous “city within a city”. Hear the guide clearly via a Bluetooth speaker as you learn the inspiring stories behind these sights. Unveil the treasured and inspiring stories behind them. Follow your guide and listen with your own personal headset to ensure that you have a clear, uninterrupted experience. This closed-circuit connection makes the tour unique amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. With such a wealth of ground to cover, it would be impossible to see it all in just over an hour, therefore each tour differs slightly from the next. Tour Highlights: - World-famous skating rink at the heart of Rockefeller Center - Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara and Paul Manship including his iconic Prometheus statue - The heroic statue of Atlas, just steps from St. Patrick’s Cathedral - The Channel Gardens, offering cool fountains in summer and dramatic views from 5th Avenue of the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in winter - The Eastern Airlines Building, current home of the Today Show Studio - The International Building with relief sculptures by Lee Lawrie, Gaston Lachaise, Attillio Piccirilli and Leo Lentelli - The exquisite mural paintings of Jose Maria Sert and Sir Frank Brangwyn in 30 Rockefeller Plaza (“30 Rock”) - also known as the Comcast Building

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What people are saying about Fifth Avenue

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 137 reviews

The MET is an amazing museum. Reserved a 10:00 time slot because they said to do that online, but when we checked in with our tickets they didn’t care about the time. There is SO much to see and not enough time. My friends and I tried to see as much as we could in 2 hours but it barely scratched the surface!

Debi was an amazing tour guide that loves NY and was full of information about the architecture around Rockefeller Center. Also she loves to slip in little side stories especially about Abby Rockefeller ( his wife )

The exhibition’s were fabulous. The Guggenheim is a very safe environment. Patrons and staff were very respectful of Covid guidelines and restrictions. Go see these amazing artists.

Went online, paid the fees (missed the opportunity, if it was present, to get the seniors rate), went to the museum. Grand huzzahs.

Too much to see! Pleasantly surprise. Exceeded expectation.