When you live in New York City, there are places that you've visited thousands of times. Why? Because whenever a family member or friend comes to visit, these places are must-sees on their list.
From the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Terminal to the quiet serenity of The Cloisters, there are sites and scenes in New York that make the city what it is. They've been featured in Hollywood movies, hit TV shows and in countless books, magazines and photographs for good reason.
But lest you think that all of these hot spots are tourist traps, rest easy. While it's true that popular locations often draw a crowd, going during off hours or during the cooler months will give you a better chance at beating the heat and the hordes. If that's not possible, buck up and go anyway. After all, when else will you have the chance to gaze upon Lady Liberty or take a walk through the famed Central Park?
Below, we cover the 10 must-see, can't miss, don't even think about skipping these sightseeing attractions in New York City. Even if you have to elbow drop a few people to get a good view, it'll all be worth it in the end.