New York City is known for its sports, nightlife, and hustle and bustle, but when it comes to spending time in New York, it also boasts something else worth talking about: Some of the world’s best museums. Here are five of the best you HAVE to see when you are staying in New York hotels.
The American Museum of Natural History
If you like science, you need to go here. One of the most beloved museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and one of the most FUN. No forgets the first time they see the massive dinosaurs or the life-sized replica of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling. With 25 buildings (all connected) and over 45 exhibition halls, it is easy to spend an entire day or two here. For families especially, this museum should not be missed.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art aka The MET
Art lovers rejoice. This stately, elegant and historic location is also the largest museum in the United States. Located along Central Park and boasting over 2 million pieces in its permanent collection, this sprawling collection of art spans all of history and features some of the best pieces in the world. The history on display here is astounding! A must-visit for museum lovers.
Museum of Modern Art
Located in Midtown Manhattan, those interested in contemporary art will make this one of their essential stops. Often cited as the world’s most influential museum when it comes to modern art, it boasts a sprawling collection of photography, prints, film, sculpture, books, and much more. From Monet to Picasso, many of the most groundbreaking works of art of the last 100 years can be found here.
The Guggenheim Museum is as iconic for its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building as it is for its vast collection of impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. There are other sister Guggenheim Museums in the world, but none are located in the heart of New York. Essential for modern art lovers!
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The American experience is incomplete without the immigrant experience, and there is no better place to fully grasp the immigrant experience than on the grounds where so many entered this country. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is an educational trip through time that all those interested in America’s story should experience.
These five museums only scratch the surface. When you are looking for hotels in New York City, be sure to check for the nearest museums, too. You will be glad you did. In the meantime, come follow us 0n Facebook!