Six Best Things to do in New York City

New York. It really is the city that never sleeps. With a seemingly unlimited selection of restaurants, bars, exhibitions and shops, there's no shortage of things to do in the city.

Whether you’re visiting for a long weekend or stopping over to see a family member or your children, it's guaranteed you’ll find something that suits everyone's tastes.

We’ve rounded up a list of the six BEST things to do in the Big Apple, to make sure a great time is had by all.


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The Statue of Liberty

Dedicated to the United States from the French in 1886, it was used as a distinctive welcoming port for those who were arriving by ship to the city, throughout much of its history.

Today many tourists enjoy taking the ferry over to Liberty Island to enjoy the rich history behind the piece and also take advantage of the fantastic views of the city from Lady Liberty’s crown.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

Our second choice is the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Located at the site of the former centerpiece of the New York skyline, the World Trade Center.

This impactful attraction recounts one of the darkest days in recent US history in a series of moving and informative exhibits.

The Museum of Modern Art

New York is arguably home to some of the best museums in the country. Located in the Midtown area of the city, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) features collections that focus on more contemporary and diverse artistic productions. It’s home to many of the art world’s greats such as Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and many more. It also holds many important pieces of American architecture and design, such as the iconic, Eames chair. Released in the late ’50s, this amazing piece of furniture has become a statement to fine furniture design. Want to replicate the look in your home office? Check out eames.com for a selection of new, used and refurbished styles.

The Yankee Stadium Tour

A must for all sports fans, head over to the Bronx for a tour of the Yankee Stadium. A significant force in NYC culture, go beyond the sights you’ve seen on TV, for an immersive and informative experience with one of their tour guides.

Madison Square Garden

Another must-see destination in New York is Madison Square Garden. Named ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’ some of the world’s most loved concerts, events and exhibitions have taken place in this iconic venue.

Another one for the sports fans- The Garden is also home to the New York Rangers hockey league and basketball’s the New York Knicks.

Times Square

One of the most photo-worthy locations in the world, Times Square is a constantly bustling and full of energy and excitement. A mecca for all things American, it’s home to some of the best food, entertainment and shopping destinations on offer. Chocolate lovers can head over to the Hershey’s Store to get their sweet-tooth fix and music lovers can check out the MTV Studios, to see the latest in the music industry. There really is something for everyone.
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  1. I want to visit The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Also, I also want to see Central Park. I want to fall in love on that place!

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    1. New York City is hard to remove to my list because it gave so much influence to my travel lifestyle. I wish to visit MoMA as well!

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  2. Times Square is one of my favorite places. I have great memories of New York City for the most part.

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  3. Yet to visit New York. Although I know each of them, I now know which ones to visit first.

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  4. I am yet to visit New York City.
    Thanks for sharing these things to do in the city. It stir up my dreams to visit one day.

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  5. Would like to see The Museum of Modern Art in person for their diverse art collections 😍

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  6. artchee6:45 AM

    Time Square and the Madison Square Garden will be on top of my list if ever I visit New York. :0)

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  7. Toni | Boulder Locavore11:41 AM

    This is a great guide! We love visiting New York City as a family but haven't visited some part of it. Can't wait to go back soon!

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  8. I have always wanted to see the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. There was so much that happened in that very spot, and many people lost their lives. It is a place where I could pray and honor those whose lives were tragically lost.

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  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra2:25 PM

    New York is the most exciting city in the world. Times Square is a must-visit if you get a chance. If I get an opportunity to visit NYC again, I'd want to visit the 9/11 Memorial.

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  10. Great tips, next time I head back to NYC, I'll have to check out these locations. Thanks!

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  11. I've been to Times Square and loved it! I hadn't seen the other ones.

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  12. NYC is so amazing! Will definitely keep in mind next time we go!

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  13. This came right on time for my trip to NYC next month! Great post.

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  14. NYC is a great place to see. We would visit often when we lived in North Jersey.

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  15. My family loves to visit New York but there are part of the city that we haven't been. Thank you for sharing this helpful guide.

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