The Guggenheim

#23 in Best Things To Do in New York City
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Key Info

1071 Fifth Ave.

Price & Hours

$25 for adults; free for kids 12 and younger
Fri-Weds 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Details

Museums, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, or simply, "The Guggenheim," is one of the most well-known art museums in the country, and it's just as renowned for its cutting-edge design as it is for its pieces. The coiled building (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) stands out on Fifth Avenue at 89th Street. Inside, the halls are chock full of some of Norman Rockwell's, Pablo Picasso's and Wassily Kandinsky's best work.

Travelers agree this museum "never fails to impress." Visitors loved the building's design and architecture, and the variety of works housed within.

Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, at Fifth Avenue and 88th Street, you can reach the Guggenheim on the 4, 5 and 6 trains to 86th Street. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except on Tuesdays and Saturdays, when it closes at 8 p.m. Admission costs $25 for adults, $18 for students and seniors with an ID; children younger than 12 get in for free. Plus, on Saturdays, the museum features a "pay what you wish" policy (though $10 is suggested, cash only) from 5 to 8 p.m. If you purchased the New York CityPASS, you get discounted access to this museum. You can visit the museum's website for more information on current events and featured exhibitions. 

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#1 Central Park

This part-park, part-museum, part-concert hall swallows central Manhattan, and many of the city's most notable attractions are situated next to it or within its limits (the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, to name a few). But travelers insist that you shouldn't just pass through Central Park on your way to another place. This 843-acre green space is a favorite of New Yorkers and tourists; you can come here to exercise, dine, go to the zoo and more.

“Central Park is fantastic year-round, and is a must-see for anyone coming to New York," says Josephine Danielson, head concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel New York. "People may not realize Central Park has several hidden treasures. If you’re looking for something different, I tell guests to visit the Conservatory Garden." 

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