It receives nearly 35 million annual visitors check out the extensive walking trails, bridle paths, ice skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo and a wildlife sanctuary. If walking isn't your thing take a tour of the park and one of the many bike taxis that you can find leaving from Columbus Circle on the park's east side along Manhattan's museum mile, sits number 7 Metropolitan Museum of Art over 2 million works of art from all periods and cultures are part of the museum's extensive permanent collection. Entry to the museum is a voluntary donation head straight down Fifth Avenue to the Empire State Building and take in a view of New York from the city's highest observation deck. At number 6 this art deco masterpiece, an icon of the New York skyline is a must-see for any serious tourist experience a stunning panorama of the city and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Check vid tour comm for some tips on how to stay in budget while visiting the building and the famous sky ride show since you're already on Fifth Avenue, take advantage of what no trip to New York is complete without shopping. Browse the selections at Saks Fifth Avenue pick up a gift for the kids at FAO Schwartz or maybe have a little breakfast at Tiffany's head down south to Manhattan's fashionable Soho district and try on all the latest styles among the various shops' galleries and restaurants that dot this buzzing neighborhood Chinatown. Our number-4 attraction in New York City is both alluring and unorthodox Chinatown was already a big tourist attraction for out-of-towners as well as the city's residents in the early 1900s today remnants of the neighborhood's European American ancestry stand side-by-side with the more recent inspired Asian landmarks, grab a table among the many eateries for some of the best Chinese food to be found in the Western Hemisphere, New York's Brooklyn Bridge just a few steps away from Chinatown connects lower Manhattan to the bustling revitalized borough Brooklyn. At number 3 the Brooklyn Bridge soaring over the East River is one of New York City's most famous routes, both for tourists and born-and-bred.