When thinking of New York City, most visitors think of the non-stop, neon-infused energy of Times Square; the iconic, jaw-dropping views from atop the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center; the uber-fashionable shopping along Madison and Fifth Avenues. But the city has a quieter, cultural side that’s not to be overlooked.
One of the most popular museums in the U.S., this museum (affectionately known as the Met) is considered New York’s premiere museum. It’s conveniently located right on Central Park.
Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t just design a house, he designed Falling Water. Similarly, he didn’t just design a museum, he designed the Guggenheim. After you’ve marveled at the exterior of this architectural landmark, step inside to enjoy the renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA to New Yorkers) is often considered to be the most influential museum of modern art in the world. That’s quite an accolade, but the real thrill in visiting is getting up close and personal with Starry Night or inspecting the genius behind the brush strokes in a Picasso.
Whether dinosaurs tickle your fancy or you’re more of an outer-space person, the American Museum of Natural History will hold your attention for hours. Located next to Central Park, this is one of the largest museums in the world and displays everything from elephants to meteorites.