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Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session. Important notice: Because of the new public access regulations and limitations starting June 2013, please also note that tour...more
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Didn't know what to expect, but after taking on board advice from fellow travelers to visit the UN, I did. It was well worth it. You realise the power and influence the UN has, to do many great things. The tours, which I recommended, take...More
I found it interesting, but my teenagers were so happy and excited to visit the UN headquarters; they are engaged in debating and MUN and just loved it. We couldn't see a lot of the rooms because it was just before the big assembly. But...More
Do NOT visit when employees are arriving in the morning. There is one line to get in. Security is poorly trained and in over their heads. Hospitality is not required but civility would be appreciated. What a shame that this organization which is meant to...More
We booked a Wednesday morning English-language tour. Check-in for ticketholders actually occurs across the street from the main gate, and only one party member needs to go through that process. There is also a security check to gain access to the premises. Following that, you...More
I have always wanted to experience the United Nations in person versus the news paper, TV or a magazine. We finally found time on our last visit to New York this time. We found out that you have to check in across the street with...More
We were lucky to be able to visit the UN during our stay in NYC. We had an absolutely excellent guide (I think called Manuera? who was Spanish). She was a gifted linguist.
Knew her stuff so well and able to answer all questions thrown...More
I'm quite interested in politics, so I dragged a reluctant wife to see the UN Headquarters (with English tour). It was interesting to a degree; the politics the UN is pushing in the building is certainly liberal, and we visited the General Assembly Hall. It...More
Purchase tickets online. Download to phone or print. Show up at UN an hour before tour. Go across the street for security clearance and to get name badge for leader and wrist bands for others. Enter main entrance and go through security x-ray. Then go...More
My guide for the English tour did indeed speak American (not British) English but sadly her German/Austrian accent was so strong it was not easy to follow what she was saying. Very superficial commentary and a forced stop in the basement to visit the souvenir...More
The United Nations Building is truly an iconic building. It has featured in many movies.
The security process is very thorough - and you need to arrive an hour before your timed tour slot.
Tickets are very popular and sell out a couple of months...More
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.