The reconstruction of the boyhood home of the 26th president of the United States—the first president to be born in New York City (Donald Trump, the nation’s 45th president, is the second president to be born in the city; Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens)—includes period rooms, museum galleries and a bookstore. The period rooms can only be seen on guided tours, which are available every hour 10 am-4 pm (no tour at noon).
Hours: W-Su 9 am-5 pm; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Open 365 days a year, the observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center welcomes visitors with panoramic vistas some 70 floors above the ground.
Hours: Daily 8 am-midnight (last elevator ascends at 11 pm).
Admission: $36 adults, $34 seniors (62+), $30 children 6-12.
The “Sun & Stars” combination ticket allows visitors to enjoy Top of the Rock twice in one day: $54 adults, $43 children 6-12.
Dubbing themselves the “Uber of the tour guide business,” this new app allows visitors (and New Yorkers) to find a professional tour guide in minutes, in virtually any part of the city. You can custom-build a tour with the tour guide and arrange the meeting place—no advance booking required. See sights, attractions, specific neighborhoods and more, on your timetable and according to your interests. For more information, download the app or visit the website.
Housed in a Lower Manhattan church that held its first service in 1698, this museum presents historical artifacts and replicas relating to the gothic church’s past.
Hours: M-Fr9 am-5:30 pm (closed during 12:05 pm.service), Sa-Su 9 am-3:45 pm
Trinity Churchyard: M-F 7 am-4 pm, Sa 8 am-3 pm, Su 7 am-3 pm
Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleum: Daily 9 am-4 pm
Enjoy two-hour walking tours of Manhattan’s Financial District or Midtown, and experience some of the finest street food the city has to offer. Each tour includes five to six generous tastings from trucks and carts that offer a rotating menu of dishes such as falafel and lamb off the bone, halal chicken and rice, Korean short ribs, Belgian waffles and other items. You will also learn what it takes to run and maintain a food cart in NYC. Prices/schedules/locations vary.
This cultural institution, housed in the imposing turn-of-the-last-century Fletcher-Sinclair mansion on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, promotes the art, music and literature of the Ukraine through exhibitions, concerts, screenings and children’s programs.
Hours: Tu-Su noon-6 pm
Suggested admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students
The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House is a Dutch-style farmhouse built in 1709 and is the oldest Colonial stone house in the city. The home is now a museum that is home to a permanent exhibit on the archaeology of the site and changing exhibits that showcase different arts, culture and history. Family-friendly events are also held on the grounds. A suggested donation for the tour is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Open Saturdays from 1 pm to 5 pm.