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Coney Island

Coney Island

Popular Attractions in New York (1657.3 km from Florida)

A seaside neighbourhood famed for its old-school amusement park, Coney Island is an accessible and popular refuge for city folk, who flock to its beaches and ride its classic rollercoasters during warmer months. Having fallen prey to neglect after World War II, recent efforts have been made to revamp the area, which still attracts visitors from...

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

Popular Attractions in New York (1658.6 km from Florida)

A passenger ferry that runs between Manhattan and Staten Island, the Staten Island Ferry is a city institution, and over the years has evolved into a tourist draw card. Running 24 hours a day and free of charge, it’s become a prime attraction, particularly with budget travellers, offering sweeping views of the city and close-up sightings of Lady...

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Popular Attractions in New York (1664.6 km from Florida)

Originally a gift from the French, this colossal copper, wrought-iron and steel structure, which overlooks Manhattan, has since become an icon of freedom and America itself. A National Monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lady Liberty attracts over 3 million tourists a year, many of whom opt to ascend to her crown for dazzling views of the...

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Galleries and Museums in New York (1665.7 km from Florida)

Once the US’s biggest immigration station, Ellis Island now hosts a museum of immigration, and forms part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Home to a library named after one of its most famous inspectees, Bob Hope, the island falls into both New York and New Jersey, and has featured in a number of films like X-Men and Hitch.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

Popular Attractions in Financial District (1668.2 km from Florida)

This historic Episcopal Church in lower Manhattan became a symbol of hope and freedom after the 9/11 attacks, its perimeters adorned with messages and trinkets for those who lost their lives. The current Gothic version of the church was completed in 1846, and was once the tallest building in the city, although it’s now dwarfed by the skyscrapers...

Wall Street

Wall Street

Popular Attractions in Financial District (1668.2 km from Florida)

A 1.1km stretch in Lower Manhattan that has become synonymous with America’s financial interests, Wall Street is home to the New York Stock Exchange as well as a number of other trading institutions like NASAQ and the New York Mercantile Exchange. The street was named for a protective wall that shielded the New Amsterdam settlement, and is now a...

National September 11 Memorial Museum

National September 11 Memorial Museum

Galleries and Museums in Financial District (1668.3 km from Florida)

Occupying the World Trade Centre site, once the home of the iconic Twin Towers, this is the principle museum commemorating the terrorist attacks of 2001 and 1993, which resulted in the deaths of over 3,000 people. The memorial, which features two tranquil pools where the towers once stood, was opened in 2011, while the museum opened in May 2014....

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Popular Attractions in New York (1668.9 km from Florida)

The first steel-wire suspension bridge ever created, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn via the East River. Completed in 1883, it’s one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US, its distinctive neo-Gothic design one of the indelible symbols of the city. It’s free to cross for both vehicles and pedestrians, making...

Little Italy

Little Italy

Popular Attractions in Little Italy (1670.1 km from Florida)

A small neighbourhood in lower Manhattan known for its Italian population and associated eateries, Little Italy was the setting for all three Godfather movies. Despite being one of many Italian districts in the city, this area has found fame thanks to its time on the silver screen, and continues to be a pilgrimage point for many visiting Italians...

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Popular Attractions in Union Square (1671.6 km from Florida)

Fondly known by locals as ‘The Village’, this neighbourhood in lower Manhattan is renowned for its liberal, bohemian community, and is home to a number of historic brownstones, as well as some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. The area is steeped in history, and lists NYU and Washington Square Park among its many attractions.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Big Event Venues in Midtown (1673.3 km from Florida)

New York’s most famous sporting arena, ‘The Garden’ is primarily an ice hockey and basketball venue, but is regularly used for concerts and various other special events. One of the ten most expensive stadiums ever built, and the third busiest in the world in terms of music ticket sales, Madison Square Garden is one of the main pillars of the...

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Popular Attractions in Midtown (1673.6 km from Florida)

Once the city’s tallest skyscraper, the Empire State Building remains the most iconic feature of the New York skyline. The 443m, 103 story building was completed in 1931, and boasts the distinctive Art Deco style of the period. The setting of countless romantic films, the building’s 86th floor Observation Deck attracts swathes of tourists, who...

Bryant Park

Bryant Park

Popular Attractions in Midtown (1674.2 km from Florida)

A privately managed public park located behind the New York Public Library, this 9 acre space is a haven for Midtown workers, and the most densely occupied urban park in the world. Synonymous with New York Fashion Week, and featured in numerous films and TV shows, this peaceful park is home to a lush lawn in summer and a popular ice rink in the...

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Popular Attractions in Midtown (1674.2 km from Florida)

Established in 1895 and home to almost 53 million works, the New York Public Library is the second largest in the US, and third largest in the world. The main branch in 5th Avenue was built at a cost of $9 million, and houses over 121 km of shelves. Its main reading room, with its 15m high ceilings, draws visitors and locals alike in their droves.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Popular Attractions in Midtown (1674.4 km from Florida)

This 48-acre train terminal at the intersection of 42nd Street and Park Avenue houses more platforms than any other in the world. The Grand Concourse is its most photographed area, thanks to its star-lined ceiling and iconic four-faced clock. Home to a famous dining concourse, and serving both suburban lines and the city’s subway, Grand Central...