Five Amazing Things to Do in New York City
New York City never sleeps because there are so many amazing things to do all day, every day. With so many incredible boroughs, each with its unique flair, it would take you years to truly take in all that New York has to offer – only then, you’d have to start all over because new restaurants, shops, and things to do will have cropped up when you weren’t looking.
For short-term visitors, this can make visiting the city very daunting and even expensive. The good news is that you can get a New York Pass that gives you access to over 100 activities in a short period. This way, you can do more with less.
1. Visit the Top of the Rock
One of the most iconic buildings in New York City is the Rockefeller Plaza. At the top, you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city at any time of the year. It offers both indoor and outdoor observation decks, so that you can get a great view no matter the weather. As it can be a very busy experience, it’s recommended that you get skip-the-line Top of the Rock tickets. You can even bundle your ticket to get two or more experiences out of the deal. For example, you can get two skip-the-line tickets that get you to the top of the One World Trade Center’s The Edge and the Top of the Rock observation deck.
2. Explore Central Park
Central Park is full of activity, and it’s a beautiful park to sit back and relax in as well. During the summer, you’ll find performances like outdoor movies or theater shows. Any time of the year, however, you’ll find some amazing performers and street buskers showing their art, so bring lots of change with you to show your appreciation.
3. Wander Through Greenwich Village
One of the most picturesque areas in New York City is Greenwich Village. Here, you’ll find stunning historical brownstones, Bleecker Street, and the Whitney Museum, where you’ll be treated to cozy dining options, upscale shops, and a great stroll.
Other top neighborhood contenders include SoHo, Hell’s Kitchen, Little Italy, and Chinatown.
4. See the Art at the Met
If you love art, you must go to the Met. It’s infamous for its yearly gala, its artwork, and even for its steps. It houses one of the world’s best art collections, with works spanning over 5000 years. With over 2 million objects ranging from Egyptian tombs to expressionist paintings, you’re sure to find art that speaks to you.
Other top museums to visit include the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
5. Attend a Show on Broadway
Broadway is a famous district full of theaters that perform the best shows in the world. Even if you don’t go to a show on Broadway, you need to make time for at least an off-Broadway show. The production value is high, the shows vary from serious to family-fun, and there is something for everyone.