New York is a vibrant city. You probably have heard, it never sleeps. And as Frank said again and again: "If you can make it here you can make it anywhere."

It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made. More than 8.5 million people from all over the world call the Big Apple home, and another 60 million or so visit it every year.

That happens for a good reason: no matter what you love or which are your interests – art, food, architecture, photography, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, romance, adventure, exploration – New York is the place where you can find it all and much more.

It's a new surprise on every corner, every day. It's a dream in every heart. Just have your eyes and sensibility open. In New York you can learn a new thing every single day. In New York you can make your dream come true. So, why not give it a try?

The Best Tourist Attractions That Locals Love (2/4)

The Best Tourist Attractions That Locals Love (2/4)

This is part 2 of our compilation with some of our favorite iconic tourist attractions. Take a virtual walk looking at the unique Chrysler building, enjoy the boardwalk and the amusement park at Coney Island; Ellis Island, a historic landmark in the middle of Hudson Bay; and the iconic Empire State Building. More: you will get to know the top secret stories of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Enjoy and have fun.

The Best Tourist Attractions That Locals Love (2/4)


Chrysler Building Spire, 2010 by James Maher

Triangle-shaped windows in its crown are lined with lights, creating a beautiful nighttime effect. The giant eagles on its crown are replicas of ones added to Chrysler automobiles in the 1920s. Explore more...


Visiting Coney Island? Then, no visit is complete without a ride on the Coney Island Cyclone, a fixture since 1927 that has spawned seven clones around the world. It was even declared a city landmark in 1988 and a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Explore more...


When you arrive at Ellis Island, you feel like you get back to the days when the first immigrants arrived in the USA. You can trace the history of U.S. immigration with a visit to the three floors of objects, photos and interactive displays housed on the famous island next door to Lady Liberty itself. The exhibitions are a moving tribute to the people from so many countries, who made the journey to the United States of America filled with dreams for a better life. You can find highly informative audio tour in 9 languages. The novelty is a children's audio narrated by animal characters, available in five languages.

You can check out info about the ferry to the Ellis Island here, and the ferry route on the map below.


The Empire State Building was built in 1931. Under the direction of architects Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, the framework rises four and a half stories per week. On March 17, 1930, the construction begins. On May 1, 1931, President Hoover presses a button in Washington, D.C. officially opening and turning on the Empire State Building's lights. It took only one year and 45 days to build, or more than seven million man-hours. The famous iconic building played a role in films such as King Kong, An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle. The building is open every day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. From the 86th-floor observatory, you have breath-taking views of all boroughs of New York.  Explore more...


Save money and time: get your Explorer Pass to access attractions, tours, and activities at a reduced price now.



The Top Secrets of Washington, D.C.

The Top Secrets of Washington, D.C.

Business Travelers and 'Bleisure'

Business Travelers and 'Bleisure'