Plan Your Trip to Manhattan, New York

Below you find resources that will help you plan your trip to NYC. Use these websites to find out about great deals, events taking place during the period of your stay and much more.

NYC Visitor Information

NYC Visitor Information is the primary tourist information center. They are able to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your stay in New York City.

NYC & Company
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212-484-1200 phone
212-245-5943 fax
General Inquiries: info@nycvisit.com
Tourism-related inquires: nytourism@nycvisit.com
Website: www.nycgo.com

Other phone numbers related to NYC Tourism Information:

  • Better Business Bureau: 212-533-6200
  • Time Square Visitors Ctr: 212-869-1890
  • MTA Information: 718-330-1234
  • Cultural Affairs: 212-513-9300
  • NY State Travel Info: 1-800-225-5697

NYC Web sites – Quick links

  • TimeOut New York
    New York Timeout is a website that provides you with a lot of information and things to do in New York City. You can also see every day offers and much more.
  • TheatreMania
    TheaterMania.com is your source for getting Broadway tickets, Off-Broadway tickets and theater tickets across the U.S. at great prices. TheaterMania has theater news, reviews and discount tickets for your favorite Broadway shows as well as the other major theater markets across the country.
  • NY Nightlife
    Gives you an overview over the NYC nightlife.
  • NY.com
    New York City is home to top-notch museums in art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Check out this site for more information.
  • ALLNY
    NYC Antique Dealers and Auctioneers
  • New York Show Tickets
    Discounted Broadway Tickets and Free TV Show Tickets in New York City.
  • Major League Events  
    Find information about tickets and game schedules for your favorite baseball team.
  • StubHub 
    Find tickets for concerts, sport events and more around the city.

New York State Travel & Tourism

Iloveny.com

To speak with a travel counselor, call during regular business hours (Eastern Standard Time) at 800/CALL-NYS (U.S., territories, possessions and Canada) or 518/474-4116 (all other areas).

212-484-1222

City Passes

The New York Pass is a ‘smart card’ - like a credit card with a computer chip inside - which allows you completely cash free entry to over 70 New York tourist attractions. It’s a bit like an ‘all you can eat’ buffet - once you’ve bought your New York Pass you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions covered by the pass and the more sights you see, the more money you save.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building's Observatory is the highlight of New York's skyline, reaching 1,250 feet above the city. Experience stunning views of the city and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

Rockefeller

The Top of the Rock Observation Deck has one of New York’s most breathtaking views!

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. These exhibits are a tribute to the people who created her, to those who built and paid for her, to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires.

http://statueofliberty.org/default_sol.htm

Museums

New York City is home to top-notch museums in art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Click on the links below for more information.

  • American Museum of Natural History

    The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

    Central Park West at 79th Street
    New York, NY 10024-5192
    212-769-5100

  • Asia Society 

    Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

    725 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10021
    212-288-6400

  • Brooklyn Museum

    The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the premier art institutions in the world. Its permanent collections include a wide range of objects from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, representing almost every culture in the world. It is housed in a 560,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts building.

    200 Eastern Parkway
    Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
    718-638-500

  • Guggenheim Museum

    An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents

    1071 5th Ave
    New York, NY 10128
    212-423-3500

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at "The Cloisters" in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.

    1000 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10028
    212-535-7710

  • Museum of Modern Art

    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) is home to oneof the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art.

    11 West 53rd Street
    New York, NY 10019
    212-708-9400

  • Click here for a complete list of New York City museums.

Christmas Tree Lightening

The Christmas tree lightening at the Rockefeller Center is one of NYC's big winter highlights. The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013. Click here for more information.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade travels down Central Park West from 77th Street to Columbus Circle along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street and along 34th Street to Macy's Herald Square (34th Street).

New York City Marathon

The ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually.

US Open

The tournament comes to New York City's National Tennis Center each August/September.

NYC Events Calendar

Visit the NYC.gov site for a list of events throughout the city.

Emergency Information

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance: 911
  • Crime Hot Line: 212-577-777
  • Poison Control: 212-340-4494
  • District Attorney: 212-335-9000
  • Legal Aid Society: 212-577-3300

NYC Government Information

NYC 311 - City of New York directory assistance covering events, attractions and other citywide information.

Dial 311 in Manhattan (NYC), Staten Island, Bronx, Queens and Long Island.

Dial 212-639-9675 outside of Manhattan (NYC), Staten Island, Bronx, Queens and Long Island. This is a toll call.

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