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The Statue of Liberty
The trip to Liberty Island where lady liberty stands takes 15 minutes. Ferries operate 7 days a week.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave (At 82d St.)
New York NY
"The Met" is one of the greatest museums of art in the world. Its hundreds of collections make it a destination whose entire scope would take weeks to explore. The Museum offers walking tours in several languages, gallery talks, lectures, and films for adults as well as many activities for families and students.

American Museum of Natural History
79th St. and Central Park West
New York NY
The Museum's exhibition halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods. These illuminate the natural history of our planet and its myriad species, and bring the world's cultures to life.

Brooklyn Bridge
Directions: To get to the bridge, take the 4,5 or 6 subway to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station, the N or R subway to City Hall or the 2 or 3 subway to Park Place.
Admission Free
A monument to man's ingenuity and creativity, the world's first steel suspension bridge was designed by architect John Roebling between 1867 and 1883. On the Manhattan side, you can get some great views of this majestic bridge from the top of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport. From Brooklyn, Pier 1 at the Fulton Ferry landing provides a beautiful sunset view of the bridge and downtown Manhattan.

Going to the theater is one of the most popular events for visitors to New York City. Tickets should be purchased in advance of any show. While many Broadway shows are presented with adult audiences in mind, there are dozens of shows that teens and even younger children can enjoy and appreciate.

Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St.
Harlem, NY
Many well-known performers got their start at the theater's lively amateur nights, which still take place every Wednesday night.

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave.
Midtown West, NY
Once called the "Empty State," what was then the world's tallest building remained half-rented during the Depression. Today, it's host to millions of visitors a year, most of whom ride to the fenced-in Observation Deck just a short distance from the building's top.

St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fifth Ave. at 50th St.
Midtown East NY
This massive house of worship is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

Staten Island Ferry
Whitehall and South Sts.
Lower Manhattan
The city's most celebrated means of transportation offers unsurpassed views of the Manhattan skyline, and it's free.
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