New York's Top Museums Walking Tour, New York

New York's Top Museums Walking Tour, New York

New York is an amazing city, that offers something for everyone. It is home to top-notch museums of art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Take this tour to explore the most visited museums in New York City.
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New York's Top Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: New York's Top Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Author: doris
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Museum of the City of New York

1) Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York is a repository of exhibits and an art gallery dedicated to the history and evolution of the city. Everything relevant to New York City is showcased at the museum, including its buildings, streets, sights, sounds, neighborhoods, people and cultures that give the city its colorful exuberance.

The Museum of the City of New York forms part of Manhattan’s museum mile and is housed in a Neo Georgian style brick and limestone building. The design was by...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

2) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is well known not only for its collection of contemporary art but also for the architectural splendor of its building. The museum has a vast collection of permanent modern art collections and always runs temporary exhibitions featuring innovative and interesting modern art displays.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum houses the art collection of its founder and his art adviser, German artist Hilda Rebay. In 1939, they opened the first museum displaying works of...   view more
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

3) Metropolitan Museum of Art (must see)

Popularly known as the‘Met’, this museum has one of the largest art collections in the world. The exhibits consist of collections acquisitions and donations from collectors and benefactors with a common goal to bring art to the American people.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a repository of artwork from all over the world and from every age in history. It has collections from prehistoric ages to recent times. It was founded in 1870 by a group of citizens including artists, financiers,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hayden Planetarium

4) Hayden Planetarium

The Hayden Planetarium is one part of the Rose Center for Earth and Space in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The aim of the planetarium is to give the public a ‘lively and sincere appreciation of the magnitude of the universe and for the wonderful things that are daily occurring in the universe.’

Architects Trowbridge and Livingston designed the Hayden Planetarium and it opened its doors in 1935. The construction was funded by the Reconstruction Finance...   view more
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American Museum of Natural History

5) American Museum of Natural History (must see)

The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in New York City is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. From the date of its institution, the American Museum of Natural History has made cutting-edge anthropological and natural history information available to the public. Calvert Vaux and J Wrey Mould designed the first structure in 1877 in Victorian Gothic style. Later the South Range building by J Cleveland Cady...   view more
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Sony Wonder Technology Lab

6) Sony Wonder Technology Lab

This technology and entertainment museum offers an interactive trip through the world of media for visitors of all ages. It forms part of the Sony Tower that was formerly the AT&T building.

The Sony Wonder Technology Lab occupies four floors of the Sony Tower. It replaced Wonderquest, a previous technological museum by AT&T. The Lab has a 73 seat high definition theater that can be rented separately for events and shows. It is a popular place of visit for parents and children A Sony...   view more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

7) Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (must see)

Well known as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, this museum is a storehouse of the finest Western modern masterpieces. It also has an impressive library with over 300,000 books.

In 1929, three wealthy ladies rented space in the Heckscher Building in 5th avenue and established the first Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Later, the husband of Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller, one of the ladies, donated the land and gave the funds to build the present structure. Her sons...   view more
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Walking Tours in New York, New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Creating your own self-guided walk in New York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Chelsea Nightlife

Chelsea Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave New York without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to New York, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Shopping Tour in New York City

Shopping Tour in New York City

New York is considered to be a shopper's paradise. It features some of the best shopping centers in the world. Each of these places, like Manhattan Mall, Brook Shopping Center or Rockefeller Center offers a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops. Take this tour to explore the most famous shopping centers in New York City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan

Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan is the largest commercial, entertainment, and media center of the United States. The area is a home to some of NYC's most iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, as well as the world-famous Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Check out this orientation walk and explore Midtown, NY for yourself!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York

Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York

New York is often defined by the word skyscraper. But this city also offers a beautiful collection of religious buildings. Each of these buildings feature spectacular architecture and design. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous religious buildings in New York.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km
Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

Brooklyn, one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, occupies the western tip of Long Island and is connected to neighboring Manhattan via the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The area is known primarily these days for its ethnic diversity; it also abounds in a variety of recreational, cultural and historic attractions. The most notable landmarks include Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and the Central Library overlooking Grand Army Plaza. For a more detailed view of Brooklyn and its key attractions, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km

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