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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Located in Upper East Side, the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the largest collection of art. The Met, as it is commonly reffered to, showcases more than 2 million pieces of art including international work by artists from all styles, genres, and eras. The medieval art collection is one of the best in the United State. Housed in the cloisters, located in a separate building in northern Manhattan, these are some of the rarest pieces of art.

The Met also has an awe-aspiring collection of antiques. You can choose to see one or more exhibits depending on your time and interest.

When all the activity makes you hungry, rest your feet at the on-site gourmet café or dine at Sharz Cafe and Wine Bar, 35 E 86th St., (212-876-7282). Here you can have modern dishes with a Mediterranean twist and savor pasta plates and refreshing salads.

If you wish to see more art, visit the nearby Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Frick Collection. Those who like green spaces will love to take in the fresh air and tranquility of Central Park.
 
Quarter of a mile from the museum, boutique lovers can try The Franklin Hotel a quite hideaway from the city hustle and bustle. Those looking for a budget hotel will like Belnord Hotel located in the up-classy Upper West Side neighborhood.

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.  

Admission:
Adult $20
Senior (65+) and student $10

Address:
1000 Fifth Ave, New York,
NY 10028-0198

Tel: (212) 535-7710

Train: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street

URL: http://www.metmuseum.org