1 E 70th St
between Madison & 5th Aves
New York, NY 10021-4967
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Opened in 1935, the Frick was once a private mansion and now houses numerous works by such greats as Rembrandt, Whistler, Vermeer, and El Greco, along with special exhibitions. While here, take a break in the indoor garden court and enjoy a quiet moment by the ornate fountain or gaze through the beautiful glass ceiling. The price of admission includes the ArtPhone audio guide. Children under 10 not admitted. TRAIN: 4, 5, 6 to 68th St.
Best for Museums Because: The first newbuild art museum to open in New York since 1966's The Whitney, the New Museum has big shoes to fill and moxie to spare.