5 Must See Places in New York for College Students

No matter the subject, you’ll be sure to find many relevant places to visit in New York City. This city is a hub of history, culture, art and so much more. It offers a number of incredible learning experiences for your students, from historical landmarks to inspiring galleries and intriguing museums. We’re here to recommend our top 5 must see places in New York! So let’s get started. 


Places to visit in New York City

Central Park

Central Park is nestled among the towering skyscrapers of New York City. It’s a wonderful place for a brief escape from the hustle and bustle, but it’s also a fantastic location to show your students, especially if any are studying environmental sciences. 

Take a look at the many monuments, memorials and statues that are dotted around Central Park, ideal for your Art students looking for some inspiration. Some of these include:

  • Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial)
  • Alice in Wonderland Statue
  • Cleopatra’s Needle
  • Hans Christian Andersen Statue

This picturesque city park is the perfect learning landscape for your students!

Empire State Building

This is one of the must see places in New York. It simply can’t be missed, and we’ll make sure to include a trip here if you booked a school trip with us. With so much history, including its creation during the Great Depression and its architectural influence on skyscrapers across the world, there’s so much to unpick.

To top it all off, you’ll get extraordinary panoramic views of New York City!

Times Square

If your students are studying business then invite them to explore Times Square. This real-life classroom shows your students all about advertising and entertainment, as they stand surrounded by bright billboards filled with advertisements. It provides great insight into marketing strategies and how businesses look to connect and communicate with their consumers. 

The Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty is a significant landmark in New York, symbolising freedom and democracy. Your students can learn about its history as a gift from France, and how the U.S.A. welcomed immigrants from all over the globe. All of this can be found at the museum on Liberty Island, allowing you and your students to explore its fascinating history. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Here’s one for your Art & Design Students. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Americas and the fourth largest in the world! It features art from over the last 5,000 years such as Asian art, European sculpture and decorative arts, medieval and Renaissance art, drawings, prints, antiques from around the ancient world, modern and contemporary art and more. Some of the most famous artworks in the Met Museum include:

  • Queen Mother pendant mask
  • The Death of Socrates
  • The Starry Night


Other must see places in New York

The list certainly doesn’t end there. Not when you come to New York! Here’s a list of some of our other recommendations for top things to do in New York City:

  • Broadway
  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • The High Line
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Top of the Rock
  • Grand Central Terminal


Book a New York trip for college students today

There are many places to visit in New York City, and we can organise trips to locations like these on your student trip when you book with us. We offer many different college trips to the Big Apple, including:

Here at NST, we have years of experience planning compelling educational trips for all ages! including organising fantastic itineraries so they can make the most of every moment. Request a quote or get in touch today to learn more.