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    Central Park

    Central Park

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

    Central Park is so fun to stroll around. We were there during the first snowfall of the year this past year and it was so pretty! We were pretty much ...

  • 2
    Times Square

    Times Square

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

    Granted you can't visit New York without at least walking through Times Square. Let's face it though once is enough! It's always super crowded so it can be impossible to ...

  • 3
    Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

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

    Certainly worth a trip up! The lines are long, of course, but definitely worth a visit to see a view of new york.

  • 4
    Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

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

    The Met is so large and there is so much amazing stuff to see it can be overwhelming. It’s a good strategy to pick a few areas to focus on ...

  • 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

    Take the Staten Island Ferry for free and you will get a nice view of the city and of the Statue of Liberty.

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    High Line Park

    High Line Park

    Ranked #6 overall in New York City things to do
    384 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!

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    American Museum of Natural History

    American Museum of Natural History

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

    The museum that is a time machine. Expertly curated, gorgeously designed, and full of adventures for everyone's interest. From the planetarium to the dinosaurs, you'll truly feel transported when visiting ...

  • 8
    Rockefeller Center

    Rockefeller Center

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

    Wandering through Rockefeller Center while in New York is a must. Even more so during Christmas! It’s really pretty but always crowded. So you’ll be fighting for pictures... but that’s ...

  • 9
    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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

    A truly powerful and sobering memorial of the events from September 11, 2001. Our family lost a dear friend in that tragic event.

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    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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