Your complete guide to Sightseeing in New York City by Public Transit


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Everything you need to know to get around New York City by public transit


Top of the Chrysler Building as seen from the Empire State Building
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Spend Less and See More Sightseeing in New York City by public transit


Fun things to do in New York City Save money touring New York City's many parks, museums, landmarks and other tourist attractions using public transit. Whether you are visiting the 'big apple' for just one day or several weeks, we have many suggestions for fun things to do in NYC.

Located on the central Atlantic coast of the USA, New York is one of the world's major financial and cultural centres. It is divided into five boroughs, each one a city in its own rite. In the centre of them Manhattan shows off its skyscrapers including the iconic Empire State Building, which, for decades was the world's tallest building. Surrounding Manhattan are the Bronx to the north, Queens to the east and Brooklyn and Staten Island to the south. Many world class museums, galleries and theatres exhibit their collections and talents in this exciting city, which is one of the top tourist destinations anywhere.

We feature many guided tours of NYC on our site which can be a great way to see the city, however public transit is also an excellent option for visiting the popular sites and attractions. Most of them are just a short walk from one or more subway stations.

You will find everything you need to know for sightseeing in New York City by public transit right here. All of the tourist attractions we feature on our site are easy to get to by public transit. We provide a detailed overview of each attraction complete with photos, videos, a map and directions including quick link to real time transit and walking directions.


Central Park NYCCentral Park Located in the centre of Manhattan, Central Park provides a pastoral refuge from the chaos and noise of New York City. Recognised as a National Historic Landmark in 1963, Central Park is the most ..... read more

Staten Island FerryStaten Island Ferry The free ride on the Staten Island Ferry is a favourite with visitors to New York City, as it provides excellent views of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. ..... read more

Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building Completed in 1930, the Empire State Building is a world-famous Big Apple icon and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. Standing 1,250 feet tall, the 102-story Art Deco skyscraper is ..... read more

American Museum of Natural History American Museum of Natural History Beyond the dioramas and the blue whale looming over the Hall of Ocean Life, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can experience interactive exhibits including a life-sized interactive ecosystem that engulfs you in the sights ..... read more

The Met and the Cloisters The Met and the Cloisters Nestled on eastern edge of Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most visited sites along New York City's Museum Mile. Known to ..... read more

Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty Located in the New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty was an international gift of friendship from the people of France and has become an icon of freedom, democracy and the United States ..... read more


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Recommended New York City restaurants near subway stations and attractions

Dining near the Subway If your looking for a great restaurant in your area while exploring New York City, be sure to check out our top recommendations for restaurants that are near subway stations and popular New York City attractions. We feature our top value picks covering a variety of price points and different cuisines along with a brief review on each one.


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