Highest-rated things to do in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

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October 10, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

Every destination has reasons to visit, be it a nationally recognized landmark or a hometown favorite restaurant. Museums, parks, libraries, historic sites, performance venues—there’s always something to do, and no matter where you live or where you want to visit, you can find plenty to keep you busy. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated things to do in New York City on Tripadvisor.

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#30. The Roosevelt Island Tramway

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3666 reviews)
- Type of activity: Trams
- Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue Tramway Plaza, New York City, NY 10022
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#29. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17956 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 11 West 53rd Street, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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#28. Gulliver's Gate

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2816 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Science Museums
- Address: 216 W 44th St Located between 7th and 8th avenue, New York City, NY 10036-3906
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#27. Chelsea Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9579 reviews)
- Type of activity: Flea & Street Markets
- Address: 75 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7006
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#26. Greenwich Village

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3795 reviews)
- Type of activity: Neighborhoods
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#25. American Museum of Natural History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25640 reviews)
- Type of activity: Natural History Museums
- Address: 79th Street Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
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#24. Times Square

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56043 reviews)
- Type of activity: Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Address: Broadway, New York City, NY 10036
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#23. Broadway

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30576 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Address: 599 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-3235
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#22. Madison Square Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9068 reviews)
- Type of activity: Arenas & Stadiums
- Address: 4 Penn Plaza, New York City, NY 10121-0078
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#21. St. Patrick's Cathedral

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14955 reviews)
- Type of activity: Churches & Cathedrals
- Address: 50th Street & 5th Avenue Wheelchair accessibility located off the corner of 51st Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6863
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#20. Ellis Island

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (7219 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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#19. The Oculus

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2542 reviews)
- Type of activity: Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues
- Address: 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003
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#18. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9354 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 12th Avenue & 46th Street Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036
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#17. New York Public Library

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14370 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
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#16. Staten Island Ferry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22656 reviews)
- Type of activity: Ferries
- Address: 4 South Street, New York City, NY 10004
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#15. Bryant Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23505 reviews)
- Type of activity: Parks
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#14. Radio City Music Hall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9228 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Theaters
- Address: 1260 6th Avenue Between 50th and 51st Streets, New York City, NY 10020
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#13. Rockefeller Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25304 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
- Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza Rockefeller Centre, New York City, NY 10111-0100
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#12. The Met Cloisters

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5103 reviews)
- Type of activity: Religious Sites, Art Museums
- Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
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#11. Grand Central Terminal

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44281 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
- Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
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#10. One World Observatory

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28260 reviews)
- Type of activity: Architectural Buildings, Lookouts
- Address: 285 Fulton St One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089
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#9. The High Line

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62362 reviews)
- Type of activity: Parks, Scenic Walking Areas
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#8. Manhattan Skyline

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (21288 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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#7. Brooklyn Bridge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25254 reviews)
- Type of activity: Bridges
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#6. Statue of Liberty

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43466 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
- Address: Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004
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#5. Top of the Rock

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79086 reviews)
- Type of activity: Lookouts, Observation Decks & Towers
- Address: 30 Rockfeller Plaza Enter on West 50th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City, NY 10111
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#4. Empire State Building

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (91961 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
- Address: 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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#3. Central Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (132960 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks
- Address: 59th to 110th Street Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
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#2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (54657 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Art Museums
- Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198
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#1. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95399 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 180 Greenwich St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089
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