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Located at the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the country’s principal institution exploring 9/11.
Opened in 2014, the venue honors those who were killed in the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks as well as first responders and others who risked their lives to save others, and all who helped and demonstrated compassion during and after the attacks.
There are two pools at The Memorial, representing the Twin Towers. The names of the all the men, women, and children killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the pools.
The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through artifacts, imagery, personal stories, and interactive technology. Exhibits include the Historical Exhibition: September 11, 2011; the Memorial Exhibition: In Memoriam; Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden; and K-9 Courage among others. Educational programs, events and live, interactive virtual tours are offered, too.
No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty, America’s most iconic landmark. Accessible solely via ferry, Liberty Island offers a beautiful park, a Statue of Liberty Museum and of course, the statue itself. The museum houses incredible exhibits and Lady Liberty’s original torch. The Liberty Vista at the top of the museum offers sweeping views of the Statue and New York Harbor.
Ellis Island is accessible via the same ferry service as Liberty Island, making it easy and convenient to visit both sites on the same day. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which visitors can explore on their own or via a guided tour, provides the experience of immigrants landing at Ellis Island through curated collections of belongings left behind, photo galleries and more. Curious visitors can review the intake records to look for potential relatives.
Created by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux, Central Park in Manhattan covers 840 acres offers a plethora of visuals, including statues, monuments, landmarks, gardens, exhibits, meadows, wooded areas, bodies of water, fountains and more.
So much to do! There’s an endless list of activities such as tours, events, bike rentals, concerts, sports, yoga and fitness classes, the Central Park Zoo, an ice skating rink, attractions and more to entertain residents and visitors of all ages.
Favorites include the blooming of the Cherry Blossom trees (April – May); Strawberry Fields, which pays tribute to the late Beatle John; Belvedere Castle; Delacorte Theater; the Great Lawn; the Turtle Pond; the Ramble; the Blockhouse; the Women’s Rights Pioneer Monument and the oldest public monument in North America, The Obelisk.
Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, referred to as “The Met” is the largest art museum in the U.S.
The institution actually lives in two sites: The Met Fifth Avenue, which sits along the Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and The Cloisters located at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan
The main building houses a permanent collection with art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum also hosts rotating and special exhibits, events and educational programs.
The Cloisters contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe
In 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side to house its growing modern and contemporary art program.
For 360 degree views of New York City visit the One World Observatory located at the top of the One World Trade Center, which has three levels to explore and family-friendly interactive exhibits and restaurants.
Take the SkyPodTM Elevators and climb 102 stories in 47 seconds. Once there, experience the Step Out onto the Sky Portal, a 14-foot wide circular glass disc that delivers an unforgettable perspective, using real-time, high-definition footage of the streets 100 stories below. Take an interactive guided tour with Skyline Concierges and don’t miss the See Forever Theater for a thrilling audiovisual experience.
Top the visit off with something to eat at One Dine or a beverage at One Mix.
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