New york Empire state Building
No visit to New York City would be complete without a stop at this masterpiece of Art Deco design, and perhaps the most famous office building in the world. From its magnificent lobby — now sporting a re-creation of its original spectacular ceiling mural — to the 86th-floor observatory perched more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the city streets, this National Historic Landmark gives visitors plenty to admire.
What to Do
Open past midnight 365 days a year, it’s a romantic spot for a late-night kiss. Take the audio tour tolearn more about everything you can see from the observation deck. The 80th floor is home to the Dare to Dream exhibit, featuring original documents, sketches, reproduction photos and other artefacts that capture the building’s history.
What to See
On a clear day, the view encompasses five states. You’ll get a clear view of many famous New York landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, The Hudson and East River, and more. It’s no wonder why this is one of the top places to visit in New York.