Metropolitan Museum of Art

View on Map Address: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Art lovers, history buffs and culture vultures in general should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art while staying in New York hotels, as it is one of the city's best such attractions and houses a wealth of fascinating exhibits.

Located on Fifth Avenue, it dates back to 1866 and is the largest art museum in the entire United States. It houses more than two million works from all over the world in its permanent collection and also welcomes in artefacts from across the ages as part of its schedule of temporary exhibitions.

For example, there are exhaustive sets of musical instruments, costumes, weapons and armor that visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy looking around, as well as paintings by all the well-known masters.

Tickets for The Met are available online or at the ticket desk and the recommended price is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors and $17 for students.

It is open every day except Monday and major public holidays.