Popular Attractions: Legendary New York
The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art—famous attractions that inspired your New York trip. These are the icons that evoke the spirit of New York City.
From towering buildings to breathtaking parks and world-renowned museums, you'll find a lifetime of exploring at hand. And Hotel Penn's prime location puts you in the middle of it all, which means less time traveling and more time sightseeing. You'll appreciate our heart of Midtown location, just steps away from landmarks and adjacent to Penn Station and its many transit options.
On a Tour or On Your Own
New York's Hotel Pennsylvania makes it easy. We have a sight-seeing, theater, and travel reservations desk right in the Main Lobby. Stop by for more information and help making plans.
Statue of Liberty
A gift from the people of France in the 1880s, the statue commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It is one of the most recognized icons of New York City, the United States and Americans' commitment to liberty, equality and freedom.
Now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island served from 1892 to 1954 as the main point of entry for immigrants coming to the United States. Today, the American Family History Immigration Center at Ellis Island houses an archive of immigration documents and information that allows visitors to examine their own family histories. Ellis Island's buildings are being gradually restored.
An easy walk from Hotel Penn, this famous intersection at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue is a symbol of American popular culture and larger-than-life advertising. Restaurants and famous stores make it a tourist destination for shopping and dining, while the presence of publishing, media and financial firms make Times Square a business center.
Empire State Building
Completed in 1931, the 102-story Empire State Building was for many years the tallest building in the world. It is a celebrated icon of modern architecture the world over, with classic Art Deco architecture and interior. Enjoy 360 degree views of the city from the two observation decks open to visitors. Just one block from New York's Hotel Pennsylvania.
No trip would be complete without a visit to New York's legendary park in the center of Manhattan. Occupying a stunning one square mile plus, the park was opened in 1859, and includes lakes, ponds, walking trails, ice skating, an outdoor theater and of course, the Central Park Zoo.
Radio City Music Hall
Part of the Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall was for many years the leading tourist attraction in New York City. Over the years, it has hosted feature films and live stage shows. Today, visitors come for its historic significance, live performances and Art Deco design.
5th Avenue runs through the center of Manhattan, and is host to some of the most high-end shopping in the world. It's also known as “the most expensive street in the world” for its high-dollar retail spaces. Fifth Avenue has always functioned as shorthand for wealth and social prestige. In addition to a number of well-known apartment buildings on the street is the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum is a landmark of modern architecture, and houses a renowned collection of modern and contemporary art.
Broadway refers to the forty professional theaters that make up the Theater District in Manhattan. Visitors come from all over the world to see premier Broadway shows, from classics to future classics. Elaborate sets, sublime music, riveting choreography—the amazing spectacle of a Broadway show is definitely not to be missed.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Located on the east side of Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the cathedral is a fine example of neo-gothic architecture, and was completed in 1878. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Rockefeller Center / Top of the Rock
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings originally completed by John D. Rockefeller in 1939. The Art Deco buildings include Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building. The Center was the largest private development project of its time. Top of the Rock is a recently-renovated observation deck that features a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.
Since the destruction of the World Trade Center in the September 11 terrorist attacks, the site where the towers stood has become a memorial space as well as a construction zone. In addition to the 5 new towers being built on the site, there is also a memorial center that pays tribute to the loss of life and acts of heroism that took place. The temporary center will ultimately be replaced by a permanent museum and memorial.
The Metropolitan Opera (the Met)
The Met is the largest classical music association in the United States. It presents more than 220 opera performances each year on the Metropolitan Opera House stage, one of the preeminent venues in the world.
Columbus Circle is a major New York landmark named after Christopher Columbus. The traffic circle was completed in 1905 and renovated in 2005.
The New York Public Library
The Library has a dual emphasis as both lending library and non-lending research library. Together, the collections total more than 50 million items, with more than 20 million books.
Grand Central Station
The largest train station in the world was built at the height of American passenger train travel, and first opened in 1871. The terminal serves travelers going on to destinations in New York State and Connecticut.
The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum that includes a WWII aircraft carrier, a submarine and a number of aircraft. The museum recently reopened in 2008 after extensive renovation.
Brooklyn Bridge is one of the longest expansion bridges in the world, stretching over the East River to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan. Opened in 1883, the bridge is a landmark of neo-gothic architecture. At the time, it stood as an icon of technology and optimism.
Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment complex includes television studios, and a number of sports facilities, including basketball courts, an ice skating rink, rock climbing wall and training facilities. The complex is built on the site of historic piers once used as a passenger ship terminal.
MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA contains the world's finest and most comprehensive holdings of 20th-century art, including an unsurpassed collection of photography. The midtown museum recently reopened after several years of renovation and expansion.
American Folk Art Museum
Right next door to MoMA is the American Folk Art Museum which celebrates traditional craft-based work. The range of decorative, practical and ceremonial folk art encompasses pottery, trade signs, delicately stitched log-cabin quilts and wind-up toys.
See Hotel Pennsylvania’s sight-seeing, theater, and travel reservations desk for more information and help making plans.