We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Manhattan Skyline

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: New York City, NY
Today
10:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 19.00*
and up
New York City Skyline Cruise
More Info
US$ 75.89*
and up
Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City
More Info
US$ 289.00*
and up
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16,447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8447
    Excellent
  • 1284
    Very good
  • 148
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Gorgeous!

When you're in it, you don't see it. Be sure to take a moment to rise high above the city or travel to another borough to get the full effect. Breathtaking.

Reviewed yesterday
Kristin B
,
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

16,447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 9,928: English reviews
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you're in it, you don't see it. Be sure to take a moment to rise high above the city or travel to another borough to get the full effect. Breathtaking.

Helpful?
Thank Kristin B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
347 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's work planning your arrival (or departure) from the other side of Hudson River to enjoy the skyline views.

Helpful?
Thank vaclean
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
162 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The night view of Manhattan can be seen from Long Island, Gantry Plaza State Park over at Queens. You can see the lighted Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Wonderful view! The lighted up Queensboro Bridge is beautiful!

Helpful?
Thank SGNCF
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All that it's made out to be. Tall n inspiring, each building vying with each other for the sky! View from the ferries definitely gives you an overall idea.

Helpful?
Thank Usha K
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several locations to view the skyline: Empire State Building, Top Of The Rock, Circle Line Sightseeing Tours...but the most spectacular view is from the top of the OWO!

Helpful?
Thank Edge038
Fishing Point, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Manhattan skyline is best viewed from the Empire State Building or "Top of the Rock" (Rockefeller Building). We also did the "Best of New York" cruise with Circle Line Cruises. It was very good as we cruised right around Manhattan Island, under 21 bridges for 2 and a half hours!

Helpful?
Thank Maxine S
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
189 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seen it from a few different angles, it never fails to impress, Good view from Staten Island Ferry and Ellis Island ferry, even better standing at the foot of one of these amazing skyscrapers. It wasn't worth me trying to get a photo, as there are so many iconic ones around already.

Helpful?
Thank HubbleBubbleTrouble
Swanley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating. We walked the highline in the sun, and took a walking tour which took in part of the Highline. A wonderful use of a train line and well attended to. Another must do attraction. Iain and Sharon Chalmers

Helpful?
Thank Iainc65
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you cross into Brooklyn or go to Jersey city across the hudson river the spectacular sky line is a must to see, by day one vista by night twinkling lights. If you decide boat trip on river you can also see the panoramic view. A photo for the album

Helpful?
Thank Susan K
North Georgia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

See it by tour bus if you can! At least once! Each time it says something different to your senses...cloudy, rainy, clear and sunny, one view is worth a thousand words!

Helpful?
Thank RetiredMama1955

Travellers who viewed Manhattan Skyline also viewed

 

Been to Manhattan Skyline? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Manhattan Skyline and other visitors
28 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (28)

Questions? Get answers from Manhattan Skyline staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighbourhood