Historic NYC Attractions, NY Things to Do

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Browse these frequently-asked questions about historic New York Attractions near our Manhattan Hotel.

Visiting Historic New York Attractions is a top Thing to do in NYC, and there is something to interest visitors of all ages. During your next stay at our Manhattan Hotel, consider spending a little time exploring the past by visiting some of the City’s historic Attractions. Read through some of these frequently-asked questions about historic New York Attractions as you plan your stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan.

Q: We’re planning a family vacation to NYC, and we are staying at your Manhattan Hotel. We love history, and are wondering if there are any historic New York Attractions nearby?
A: Yes! Visiting historic New York Attractions is a top Thing to do in NYC. Many are located within a short distance of our Manhattan Hotel, and others can be found throughout the City. A few examples of popular historic Attractions in New York are Ellis Island, The Frick Collection, the Statue of Liberty, the Merchant’s House Museum, and the Tenement Museum.

Q: Could you suggest some of the can’t-miss Things to do in NYC for a history buff staying at your Manhattan Hotel?
A: We hope you’re staying at our Manhattan Hotel for a few weeks if you want to see all of the history New York Attractions that are located nearby. This is a City rich in history, so there are many such Attractions that our guests enjoy. When a history buff comes to town, especially for the first time, some of the Attractions in New York that we recommend are the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Chrysler Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Q: I visited the Statue of Liberty years ago, and I was able to pay extra for access to the crown. Is this option still available?
A: Visiting the Statue of Liberty is a top Thing to do in NYC, and many guests at our Manhattan spend a day exploring this historic Attraction. There is no admission fee to the Statue of Liberty, but there is a cost to ride the ferry to the Island. Currently, the cost of the ferry is $18 for those ages 13 and up. The crown access is still available. The cost for this additional access is $3 per person.

Q: I’d love to learn some details of my family’s emigration to the U.S. They entered through Ellis Island. Is the public allowed access to the records at Ellis Island? I’d love to have the chance to see what I can find during my stay at your Manhattan Hotel.
A: You’ll be pleased to know that Ellis Island does allow the public to access their records. For many of the guests at our Manhattan Hotel, a visit to this New York Attraction is similar to what you hope for – a chance to learn about their relatives’ journeys. When you visit this NYC Attraction, you will find photographs of ships, passenger lists, and much more that might help to shed more light on your family history.

Q: I’ll be staying at your Manhattan Hotel with my Downton-Abbey-obsessed wife. Are there any Things to do in NYC that will let her explore the Gilded Age?
A: Absolutely! Many such New York Attractions are located a short distance from our Manhattan Hotel. You can see a few examples of historic Gilded Age homes and visit museums housing interesting artifacts. Some Things to do in NYC, such as a visit to the Frick Collection, combine a museum experience with a visit to one of these former mansions.

Q: We’re taking a family vacation to NY, and we will be staying at your Manhattan Hotel. I like to infuse a little education into our trips, so I’m wondering if there are any nearby Things to do in NYC that my kids may enjoy that would be a good place to teach them a history lesson or two.
A: Many historic New York Attractions are located near our Manhattan Hotel including several that children enjoy. One such Attraction in NY is the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. For many years, this building was home to immigrants from around the world. Today, several of the apartments show how the immigrants lived and worked. A costumed guide will lead you through one of the Museum’s experiences, and the entire family will surely learn a thing or two.

Q: Is there a fee to visit the 9/11 Museum and Memorial? We’d like to include a visit to these New York Attractions during our stay at your Manhattan Hotel.
A: Paying a visit to the National 9/11 Memorial is one of the top Things to do in NYC. People from around the world come to pay their respects and to reflect of the events of that tragic day. There is no fee to visit the Memorial. This New York Attraction is open to the public without charge. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and there may be extended hours during certain times of year. Admission is $24 for adults, $18 for veterans and college students, and $15 for ages 7 to 17. Free admission is offered to all visitors each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to closing time.                                                                                                                                                            

Q: I am planning a short stay at your Manhattan Hotel, and I won’t have a lot of time to enjoy many Things to do in NYC. Could you suggest a tour that may allow me to see several of the top New York Attractions?
A: Yes! Several guided tours take place near our Manhattan Hotel. These Things to do in NYC are a great choice for someone who wants to see lots of what the City has to offer, but who don’t have a lot of time. Several different tours are available, and each will take you to some of the most popular New York Attractions. View our New York Attractions Guide for information about some of the top Attractions located near DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan. 

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