You Can’t Beat These 10 Best NYC View

There are countless places to take awesome photos on street level in Manhattan and endless perspectives of the city that never sleeps, but these are a few of my favorite places to get stunning NYC views from all around the Big Apple. 

Top of the Rock

It’s located squarely between the Empire State Building and Central Park, and the 70th floor offers an excellent perspective on both. To avoid lines at Top of the Rock (or the Empire State Building or One World Observatory), buy a timed ticket online in advance of your visit. 

Empire State Building

It’s the most famous skyscraper in the New York City skyline, and because of that, the view from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building can almost seem a bit eerie – the 360-degree views all seem to be missing an important piece. 

One World Observatory

Although it’s all indoor (you might struggle with fingerprints or flash bounces on the glass if you’re taking photos), it offers a stunning view of Lower Manhattan and beyond, especially the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. 

Roosevelt Tram

For a neat perspective of the Manhattan grid, head to Tudor City on the far East Side: the quiet collection of stately apartment buildings and tree-lined squares has a lovely overlook on 42nd Street. 

Tudor City Overpass

There is nothing planned specifically with the Globus tour itself in San Francisco so use this opportunity to plan a few extra days on either end of the tour to explore what is one of my favorite cities in the USA.