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The Big Apple

New York City has a seemingly endless variety of offerings—giving visiting groups a well-rounded take on the Big Apple. Below are just some of the countless ways students can explore this concrete jungle.


Central Park: Whether cycling, ice skating or simply enjoying the view, Central Park is a scenic must-see in the heart of New York City. Visit Strawberry Fields—a tribute to John Lennon, the iconic statue of sled dog Balto, and more.

One World Observatory: Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the 1,776-foot tall One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most recognizable sites and surrounding waters.

Radio City Music Hall: The largest indoor theatre in the world, Radio City Music Hall is an iconic venue perfect for students to enjoy various stage shows, movies, concerts and special events. They can even go behind the scenes with a guided tour!


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers interactive exhibitions and educational programming for visitors of all ages.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Students can enjoy over 5,000 years of art from around the world at The Met’s three sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Tens of thousands of objects are on view at any given time in the Museum's two-million-square-foot building.

9/11 Memorial Museum: The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. Students can reflect on the events of that day, while exploring exhibits showcasing interactive technology, archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts. 


Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Located in the heart of Times Square, students can grab fresh seafood while enjoying amazing views of Broadway in additional to all the billboards and marquees. From Shrimp Shack Mac & Cheese and Old Fashioned New England Clam Chowder to the Shrimper’s Heaven and Steamed Crab Legs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Planet Hollywood: Students can dine among the stars! Movie blockbusters and memorabilia truly take center stage at Planet Hollywood alongside a delicious international menu. Gaze around at props from movies like Top Gun, Independence Day, Terminator, Hunger Games and Austin Powers.

Broadway Theater and Broadway Classroom Workshops: See world-class Broadway productions or even take part in a customized workshop! Theatre professionals give student the opportunity to explore their creativity through disciplines of acting, singing and dance in a supportive and positive environment.

Courtesy of Hemisphere Educational Travel.