Time Out New York presents readers with a look at the best New York City tourist attractions that locals love. Let’s face it; New York City has always been the place to be. With its endless variety of museums, historical landmarks, restaurants and first class shopping destinations, it is impossible not to find something to do. But perhaps boundless options can prove to be too plentiful for the average tourist? Luckily you’ve found this nifty list giving you an insider’s view on the attractions those in the know, aka the locals, love. There are 10 options on the list all of which will be sure to enhance your time in New York City. We recommend heading down to South Street Seaport, located on the former Fulton Street Fish Market building at Pier 17. Not only can you check out the largest privately owned fleet of historical ships in the country, you can also do some high end shopping and eating along the way. Don’t forget to bring your camera as South Street Seaport is a perfect location to take pictures by the Hudson River.
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At a minimum of 65 feet tall and covered in over five miles of lights, it’s easy to see why Rockefeller Center‘s Christmas tree is one of New York’s most visited holiday decorations. But it isn’t the only tree worth admiring.
Bigger isn’t necessarily better: Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s blue spruce is only twenty feet tall. This indoor tree is adorned with fifty angels and surrounded by over 200 crèche figures, all of which are over 200 years old. The crèche figures depict the traditional Nativity scene, the procession of three Magi, and a large gathering of peasants, townspeople, and all kinds of animals – even an elephant!
Like a little mood music with your tree? Stop by South Street Seaport’s fifty-foot Douglas Fir. The Big Apple Chorus, an 85-member men’s a cappella group, delights visitors with two evening performances on Fridays and two afternoon performances on Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Eve.
Dubbed The Peace Tree, one thousand paper cranes trim the tree at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Bring the kids for a crane-making workshop, or learn about the pre-Christian origins of the holiday on a walking tour of the Cathedral.
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