Things to do in New York City

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    Central Park

    Central Park

    Ranked #1 overall in New York City things to do
    869 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    An oasis in the midst of the city that never sleeps. Hidden paths, beautiful bridges, and all sorts of activities from tai chi to salsa to drum circles and roller ...

  • 2
    Times Square

    Times Square

    Ranked #2 overall in New York City things to do
    933 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Entertainment, Landmark
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureFoodies

    You've seen the same photo of it on instagram, TV, films, and NYE. Well, it's much less exciting in real life. It's a genuine nightmare to navigate through as it's ...

  • 3
    Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

    Ranked #3 overall in New York City things to do
    537 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    A stunning institution of NYC buildings. Remember the 2 entrances so you aren't stuck behind the massive crowds! A must-visit for all visitors and locals :) Steer clear of the ...

  • 4
    Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

    Ranked #4 overall in New York City things to do
    415 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryStudents

    Exceptional collection of works. The lines are lpng, especially when their are high-press special events. Show up early and be prepared to queue for some time. They dont advertise it ...

  • 5
    Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    Ranked #5 overall in New York City things to do
    408 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    I've done this a few times now so take my advice don't go from Battery Park! during peak season. You will be waiting on line for hours! Instead, jump on ...

  • 6
    High Line Park

    High Line Park

    Ranked #6 overall in New York City things to do
    386 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyArtsyFamilies

    Great walk seeing things from a higher perspective - the apartments with full window bathrooms on the route .... interesting!

  • 7
    American Museum of Natural History

    American Museum of Natural History

    Ranked #7 overall in New York City things to do
    311 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    I LOVE the AMNH, one of my favourites. We spent about 3.5 hours here but I could have stayed longer . The space auditorium experience was amazing,never experienced anything like ...

  • 8
    Rockefeller Center

    Rockefeller Center

    Ranked #8 overall in New York City things to do
    345 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryArtsy

    It's an iconic place, be aware tourist congestion can be really awful. Try the rock, best sunset ever on NYC.

  • 9
    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    Ranked #9 overall in New York City things to do
    296 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    This was one of the most emotional experiences I’ve had while traveling. I loved this museum and I think everyone should experience it at some point. It brings you back ...

  • 10
    The Museum of Modern Art

    The Museum of Modern Art

    Ranked #10 overall in New York City things to do
    246 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryStudents

    I actually prefer this to the Met! If you are a fan of more modern art, I HIGHLY suggest visiting the MoMa. You can't go wrong.

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