Top Things to Do in New York City

The list of entertaining and educational things you can do in New York is endless. The city that welcomes over 60 million visitors each year has a lot to offer to everybody, from exquisite museums and galleries and metropolitan culture to delicious and diverse cuisine and tough-to-top nightlife. New York City inspires everyone, locals and foreign visitors alike. A short guide through the list of most popular attractions is what follows, so stay tuned.

New York City Sightseeing Tour

The best way to start a trip around New York is to book a city overview tour. For instance, make a reservation for the Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and visit all of the well-known landmarks of the city. Each bus tour features live narration, so you’ll be able to hear many amazing stories and facts along the way.

Museums & Galleries

No matter if you are a fan of fine arts or not, visiting one of the art museums in New York is a must.  It will give you an insight into different cultural aspects of this city, so don’t miss it. MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim, each features the most important artworks definitely worth seeing. Also, New York is home to one of the biggest Natural History Museums – the American Museum of Natural History, where you can learn fascinating things about animal and plant life. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum offers reflections on the events of that day, so you may decide to pay tribute to the tragedy and see the display of the restoration efforts made after the attack.

Waterfront Attractions & Cruises

A New York cruise is probably the most popular thing to do for those visiting the city for the first time. There are many cruise options you can opt for, from the one which gets you close to the statue of Liberty (the Liberty Cruise), to the Best of NYC Cruise that offers magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline.

View of the Skyline.

Everyone claims that the view of the city skyline is one of the most thrilling things they have ever experienced. Climb to the top of either the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock. Once you reach the top, you certainly won’t regret the effort. The best way to start is to visit the exhibition before boarding an elevator so that you are able to recognize all the landmarks and the buildings once you reach the top. The 86th floor of the Empire State Building is an open-air observatory that offers amazing 360-degree views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and many other sights. In the indoor observatory on the 102nd floor, you will be able to get the view of the whole of Central Park.

The Central Park

Talking about the Central Park, the world’s most popular green area, the best place to enter the park is from 72nd Street and Central Park West. From there, you can head east and visit all the attractive parts, including The Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, Strawberry Fields, the Bethesda Fountain, the Hans Christian Andersen Monument and Alice in Wonderland Statue. Don’t miss it! The park is worth entering, if nothing, to enjoy some peace and quiet after all the hustle in the city.

Broadway!

Millions of people come to New York to see some of the world-famous Broadway shows. The Lion King, Wicked, Chicago, Hamilton, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and many other long-running incredible musicals and plays.

Time Out Market

Under the roof of this market, located inside Empire Stores in Dumbo, Brooklyn, you will find some of the city’s best restaurants. Stroll around and pick what appeals to you most at the moment: Middle Eastern delicious cuisine in Miss Ada, soft and fluffy pancakes in Clinton Street Baking Co., cookie dough scoops in DO, Japanese comfort food, famous pizza, and many more incredible dishes you won’t be able to resist.

Nowadays

Here’s what party animals have been waiting for all along – the top-flight sound system, chill vibes during the whole night (and/or day), and the delicious menu – Nowadays is a place to visit if you don’t mind starting Monday with a slight hangover. Opened by Mister Saturday Night cofounders Justin Carter and Eamon Harking, it regularly hosts some of the best parties in the world. In 2018, an indoor venue was added to the outdoor one, an astonishing 5000-square-foot-space where DJs spin some great stuff long into the night for all of those in love with dancing till sunrise.

The Staten Island Ferry

This ferry ride will take you from Manhattan to Staten Island and back, for free. Have a can of Bud for no more than $4, sit back and enjoy the hour-long trip that will take you past the Statue of Liberty. A stylish experience, for sure.

Before setting off on the journey through this amazing city, we warmly recommend you to sit down, make a list of all the attractions, sights and activities, check the dates and the hours, calculate the costs and add reservations to your itinerary. Once you do that, you’ll be able to enjoy the visit much more. The list of things to be seen, experienced and be amazed at is truly remarkable. The same goes for all the stories you’ll be able to tell after your visit.