If you want to visit one of the most popular tourist sites, the Empire State Building is probably the safest choice. The view from the 86th floor is breathtaking. You get a 360 degree view of the New York City. Surely you will not be the only ones visiting this magnificent building, so be prepared to wait in line. To avoid the crowds, perhaps it would be best to come at half past eight in the morning or at lunch or dinner, from Monday to Wednesday. Tickets are expensive, but really, what you see is worth every cent invested.
The building is lit up with different colors to honor the special occasion or someone. To check today’s lights, visit their website. To get a nice night view, you can take round trip to Staten Island aboard the free Staten Island ferry. The views from the decks of the ferry are breathtaking, something not be missed.