7 Must-See Sites in Manhattan

May 2, 2018

There are a million things to see and do in New York City. You and your students could run in circles trying to see it all. How do you know what’s important?


Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge has linked the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn since 1883. The bridge’s construction took 14 years, involved 600 workers and cost $15 million—more than $320 million today. It provides transport for roughly 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians every day.

Empire State Building
The Empire State Building was constructed in the late 1920s, during a race to construct the world’s tallest building. The Empire State Building won and remained the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, until the completion of the first World Trade Center tower in 1970.

George Washington Bridge
The George Washington Bridge connects the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey. When it was first built, the main span of 3,500 feet doubled the record for suspension bridges. Today, the bridge extends 4,760 feet.

Manhattan Bridge
The Manhattan Bridge was built following the success of the Brooklyn Bridge, which created so much growth for Brooklyn that another bridge was necessary. The Manhattan Bridge connects Canal Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown to downtown Brooklyn.

One World Trade Center
At 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center is a beacon of renewal and hope for New York City. It sits adjacent to the 9/11 Memorial.

Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. It was dedicated to the United States from the people of France on October 28, 1886.

Williamsburg Bridge
The Williamsburg Bridge connects Brooklyn’s Williamsburg area to Manhattan’s Lower East Side. When it was built in 1903, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises are a fun, efficient way to see all of Manhattan’s iconic sites. Learn more about their available cruises at circline.com.

Photo courtesy of Dez Santana.