Respected around the world for its massive collection of artworks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) attracts millions of visitors a year. Rent a New York City charter bus to begin your trip. Depending on the distance you will travel, a school bus or coach bus rental will accommodate your group’s needs.
Founded in 1870, the Met houses artworks that represent the last 5000 years of art history. Get lost in the Greek and Roman Sculpture Court, browse the priceless collection of Vermeer paintings, or stand in awe at the Temple of Dendur. The museum is also home to the Anna Wintour Costume Center, named for the editor-in-chief of Vogue and the chair of the star-studded Met Gala. Three buildings make up the Met: the Met Breuer, dedicated to modern and contemporary art; the Met Cloister, dedicated to the architecture of medieval Europe; and the Met Fifth Avenue, the museum’s main building and biggest tourist attraction.
Whatever brings you to the museum, be it the famous front steps or a little known niche collection, you will leave with a true sense of NYC’s place in the world. The Met is a Manhattan must-see, and worth not one, but many visits. If you’re traveling with a group, be sure to call ahead for tour group reservations.
Why charter a bus to visit the Met Museum
Despite there being millions of cars winding through its streets, New York is not a city best traversed by car. The traffic is notorious and the parking is nearly non-existent. Charter a New York City bus to drop off your group for a tour. Your bus rental can park elsewhere, leaving you to enjoy a day on the Upper East Side. You could spend hours browsing the Met, or step out onto Fifth Avenue for shopping and a view of Central Park.
The main building of the Met is located on a few blocks of Fifth Avenue locally called the Museum Mile. The Museum of the City, the Jewish Museum, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are all on this stretch that borders the east side of Central Park. Have your bus rental drop you off, and enjoy a full day of New York Museums. The surrounding neighborhood, the Upper East Side, is one of the richest areas in New York. It’s home to the NYC elite, and offers the shopping options to match. You’ll find a mix of designer flagship boutiques and luxury department stores. Wealth, sophistication, high-society, the glitterati—it’s all on display in the Upper East Side.
New York’s glamorous skyscrapers and streets that never sleep attract travelers from across the world – and with good reason! The city is also a go-to destination to discover the best in gastronomy, entertainment, performing arts, and sporting events. Rarely skipping a beat, New York will surely keep you busy during your stay.