Summer Sightseeing

Where to go for some of the best views of NYC!

Whether you’re a first time visitor or an established city native, there’s one thing in NYC you will never get sick of — our spectacular and absolutely breathtaking views. The secret is knowing the perfect places to go to admire them all properly.

The Met Rooftop Garden & Martini Bar

The Met Rooftop Garden & Martini Bar

The Met’s Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar, for example, allows its guests the opportunity to take in a stunning view of Central Park while sipping on a few refreshing cocktails with friends. Located on the fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries, this gorgeous outdoor setting transports its guests into an oasis of Manhattan paradise. You won’t be able to resist capturing the moment with a photo or two – or ten! (1000 5th Ave.)

View from Battery Park

View from Battery Park

For those looking to incorporate a bit of history into their scenic endeavors, a trip to Battery Park is just what you’re looking for. From there, you’ll get a perfect view of two of the city’s most beloved attractions: Ellis Island and the iconic Statue of Liberty. So if you don’t feel like dealing with the crowds, but still want to get a sense of that patriotic pride, this locale is the ideal spot to set up your own private photo op. (200 Liberty St.)

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

But if you’re in the mood for something with a little more height, it doesn’t get much better than the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. No other vantage point in the city offers the unobstructed, panoramic views you’ll find atop Rockefeller Center, which includes a straight-on shot of the iconic Empire State Building. Just one look at this glorious city from above will leave you feeling on top of the world. (30 Rockefeller Plaza)

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a true New York City experience without getting a proper glimpse of the Manhattan skyline. A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge would provide a unique perspective of lower Manhattan, with stunning skyscrapers towering in the distance and the East River glistening before you. Just try to not fall in love with this city… we dare you!

So it doesn’t matter if you decide to take in just one view or all four, by the time you’re finished you’ll come to appreciate the beauty of this city just as much as anyone. After all, we may be the city that never sleeps, but that’s only because we’re too busy taking in the magnificent sights.