New York is a city with soaring skyscrapers & monuments, and
flourishing arts, food, fashion & nightlife scenes. While here, spend
entire morning browsing Fifth Avenue’s designer racks & afternoon
catching stunning city views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Or,
if you’re an art lover, you can admire the striking works on display at the
MET & the Guggenheim before feasting on ethnic fare in Chinatown or
Little Italy. If you still have some energy (and cash) left over, don’t
miss the chance to grab tickets to an award-winning Broadway show or hop
over to one of the low-key rooftop bars and jazz clubs illuminating the
Meatpacking District at night. Some come here simply to see its renowned
sights - the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge,
Central Park, historic neighborhoods, & museums. New additions in
recent years, like the High Line and One World Observatory, offer unique
perspectives of the city. Any time of year and any time of day there are an
endless array of things to see and do in New York.
Things to Do in New York City
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is one of the most famous landmarks in the city.
There are 2 observatories on top of the building offering mesmerizing views
of the surroundings. On clear days, you can see up to 80 miles, looking
into the neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and
Massachusetts. The 86th Floor Observatory (1,050 feet) is the city’s
highest open-air observation deck. The queue to go up the Empire State
Building is almost always long.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal, often called Grand Central Station, is a fantastic
Beaux Arts building. The building first opened in 1913 as a terminal for
the subway and train stations. Inside, you can’t miss the Grand Staircase,
where you can stop to gaze out over the concourse. You’ll also find an
extensive selection of retail shops and restaurants inside.
Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera House features spring performances by the American
Ballet Theater and fall and winter performances by the Met Opera Company.
Show times & ticket prices may vary by performance & seating so
check the Met Opera’s website for additional details. Stroll through the
courtyard of the Metropolitan Opera House even if you are not going inside
for a performance. Every element of this building - from the limestone
architecture to the lobby’s glittering chandelier, to the acoustics in the
concert hall is gorgeous.
Best Time to Fly to New York City
You can book cheap flights from Tel Aviv to New York City any time in the
year. It is a year around destination. Book flights from TLV to NYC in
advance to ssave big!