A visit to museums and galleries in Manhattan tops the list of rainy day activities in NYC.
A getaway can be so exciting but if the weather is less than cooperative for travel, can add a certain amount of challenge to a trip. Cold or dreary weather is no reason to stop exploring New York City. With a number of museums, galleries and exhibits, a fascinating adventure awaits visitors to the Big Apple. Aspiring artists of all ages or those who appreciate creative skills will enjoy perusing the exhibits at museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its collection of world-renowned works from painters and sculptors in an ever-changing array of curated temporary exhibits. Focusing on recent innovations in design, the Museum of Modern Art is a colorful exhibition of talent. Combining art, dance, architecture and other forms of visual expression, The Guggenheim Museum is a fixture of the city and remains a forum for exploration. You can even take classes in poetry, movement and film, making art an interactive experience.
The somber events of September 11, 2001, are commemorated at the newly opened 9/11 Memorial housed at the Ground Zero site. A timeline of events, remnants of the World Trade Center and other important artifacts are displayed for the public with exhibitions ranging from historical to personal. History buffs will also enjoy the American Museum of Natural History, which has several floors of educational exhibits featuring indigenous cultures, fossils and exotic animal species. Space, ocean navigation and aviation are the focus of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum located on a decommissioned aircraft carrier.
After a day of fascinating exploration, relax in the plush and understated elegance of The Manhattan Club. Our comfortable hotel provides a midtown address, ensuring that you're never very far from the action in this city that never sleeps.