5. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
|Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York [Photo/Wiki Commons]
Any visitor to the Big Apple should spend at least a couple of hours at this vast museum, as suggested by the museum on its website. The largest art museum in the United States hosts more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history, from Islamic, Egyptian, Greek, and Indian to European arts. Besides in-house exhibitions, the museum also holds regular traveling shows.