The Prime Panoramic Views in the Big Apple: A List from Arlo NoMad

At Arlo NoMad, we understand the importance of a great view. Seeing that Manhattan skyline is part of what makes New York City so wonderful. We’re excited to welcome guests to our A.R.T. NoMad rooftop bar and lounge area, which is reopening in the spring of 2021. It features a “sky walk” glass floor that’s perfect for Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. It features great views of the Empire State Building and surrounding skyline.

Besides our amazing rooftop, we’re sharing some of the absolute best viewpoints in the city.

Many of us at Arlo NoMad find the views at Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza the finest in the city. The observation platform is just a smidge shorter than the one at the Empire State Building, but it’s positioned extremely well in the city. To see the eastern and southern sides of Manhattan, cross over from the Brooklyn Bride. We suggest our guests take an uber or use the subway to Brooklyn, and then walk across the bridge to soak in some magnificent Manhattan views.

Another way to experience the skyline is on a boat. We don’t mean a private yacht (although those are nice), but on a ferry. The iconic Staten Island Ferry is an inexpensive way to see the Manhattan skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty in one quick trip.

To get a very elevated view of the city, head to the Financial District for the Freedom Tower, which boasts a 102-story One World Observatory. This viewpoint towers above all the others and features audio-visual exhibitions and interactive displays to help you learn more about the city’s unique cultural and historical highlights. Don’t forgot to scare yourself with the Sky Portal, where you can look down 100 stories through the glass.