New York

Flights And Sights

Flying to New York City With American Airlines

Hit the Big Apple with one of American's flights to New York City. Sail past the Statue of Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry and see the glow of Manhattan's lights from the top of the Empire State Building when you fly to New York with American Airlines.

Explore Grand Central Station, a Beaux Arts masterpiece of civic architecture

Gaze at its star-studded sky ceiling, chow down at one of the Oyster Bar's U-shaped counters, or relax with a drink at the posh Campbell Apartment bar—while thousands of New Yorkers commute to and from work all around you.

Stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York's biggest and most eclectic art museum

Don't miss the light-filled room which houses the Temple of Dendur, seen in When Harry Met Sally. The American Wing's Tiffany stained-glass panels and cozy, Prairie-style Frank Lloyd Wright living room are pinnacles of American design.

Window shop along Fifth Avenue, one of New York's ritziest retail strips

Start out across the street from the Plaza Hotel, where Apple's subterranean shop sits out in front of famous toyseller FAO Schwarz's digs—remember Tom Hanks' piano scene in Big? Tiffany's elegant flagship location is only a block away; across the street sits the luxurious Bergdorf-Goodman department store.

See the city at night from the top of New York's most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building

The ribbons of light that are New York's famous avenues stretch both north and south from its panoramic 86th-floor viewing platform. After coming back down to earth, stroll through the uber-bright lights of Times Square, where night magically seems to turn back to day.

Book your flight to New York with American Airlines today to see some of New York's best attractions.

More Things to Do In New York City

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in New York City. Eat like a local in Chinatown, steep yourself in immigrant history on the Lower East Side, and soak up the bright lights of the city. American is with you every step of the way.

Dine on sumplings in New York's famed Chinatown

Brave the lines for unbelievable crab soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai on Pell Street. Experience the hustle and bustle of street vendors along Canal Street, Mott Street, and East Broadway. Finish with a walk through Chinatown's Columbus Park to spot tai chi masters, Chinese musicians and mah-jongg players.

Explore NYC's rich immigrant history at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Where you can tour six tenement apartments that have been restored to evoke the New York immigrant experience and afterwards, enjoy a heaping corned beef or pastrami sandwich with a visit to famous Jewish delicatessen Katz's.

Soak in breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge when you head out to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

A romantic walkway that sits directly above the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the East River, the promenade is in the backyard of one of New York's most beautiful neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights.

See the city in miniature at the Queens Museum of Art

There's no better way to get a sense of the enormity and complexity of New York City than by visiting the vast and intricately detailed Scale Model of New York City at the family-friendly Queens Museum of Art. The nearly 900,000 structures were initially created for the 1964 World's Fair.

Walk the High Line, New York's elevated urban park

Grown on top of a former railway line, its lush landscaping of wildflowers and thick grasses sits 30 feet above the streets of New York. Build your own gourmet picnic from nearby Chelsea Market, then gaze out over the posh shops of New York's fashionable Meatpacking District and Chelsea's hundreds of contemporary art galleries.

Book flights to New York with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in New York City.

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