From the must-see tourist spots to offbeat places, New York city has things around every corner to do. Being home to some of the world’s best restaurants, museums, boutiques, and bars New York City is like the center of the Universe to some. The city is different every time you visit, so every one of you will need expert guidance to know where to go and what to see. From munching on pizza in Brooklyn, seeing world-famous art at The Met, there are many things to do in New York which will make you fall in love with the city.
1. Views of the Skyline from the Empire State Building
To understand the scope of New York City you must visit one of the skyscrapers. They make up the iconic skyline, especially the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building and alike. they offer you a view of gorgeous midtown as well as the pièce de résistance. From the 86th-floor deck, the views from 16 stories up on the 102nd-floor observatory are truly spectacular. Dining options, as well as panoramic views, are worth experiencing from the 101st floor of downtown One World Observatory.
2. Walk Via Brooklyn Bridge
Among the most iconic structures of the city is the Brooklyn Bridge, the prettiest in New York. A walk of about 40 minutes across the East River atop the wooden-planked structure delivers some of the best views of Lower Manhattan. You can also choose to walk across the Williamsburg Bridge instead of the Brooklyn Bridge if that part of the city seems inconvenient or too crowded for you. Williamsburg Bridge connects the two of New York’s hippest neighborhoods, even though it is lesser iconic that the former it offers great views of the skyline with a lesser crowd.
3. Visit the American Museum of Natural History
This is also one of the most impressive sights in New York. American Museum of Natural History has about 45 exhibition halls, 30 million artifacts from land sea and outer space.
4. Check out the Art at Downtown
The acclaimed Whitney Museum of American Art is housed in a beautiful and bright building in the Meatpacking District. The Museum designed by Renzo Piano is more than 50,000 square feet of gallery space and 13,000 square feet of outdoor space. This includes outdoor dining options, sculpture gardens with the hotbed of galleries such as Gagosian, David Zwirner. With a burgeoning art scene at the Lower East Side, it is something a little grittier, with a street art bent. You can check out the gallery 128, Invisible-Exports Gallery, and Chuchifritos.
5. Witness the choreography from commuters at Grand Central Terminal
With about 700,000 commuters and subway riders using it every day, this is the nation’s busiest, as well as the world’s largest railway station. This is also one of the world’s most majestic and magnificent public spaces. The jaw-dropping main concourse is 200 feet long, 120 feet wide, and 120 feet high which is modeled after an ancient Roman public bath. You can admire the glimmering chandeliers of the waiting room, a twinkling fiber-optic map of the constellations covering the robin’s egg-blue ceiling, during the hours that are not crowded.
6. Bedazzled by billboards in Times Square
One of the most frenetic parts of New York City, Times Square is a cacophony of flashing lights, shoulder to shoulder crowds that many New Yorkers studiously avoid. A chaotic mix of huge underwear billboards, on-location television broadcasts, flashing digital displays, naked cowboys, and Elmo clones will give you your fix.
7. Frolic in Central Park
This is an urbanized Eden giving visitors and residents a bite of the apple. It is a combination escape and exercise yard which is a busy southern section of Central Park. No matter how many people congregate around here you will find a spot to picnic, ponder, or just take in the greenery, especially on a sunny day.
8. Walk around the high Lane
Running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, this is an elevated space on a railroad track carrying freight trains that have been transformed into a wonderful retreat from the hubbub of the city. Landscaped walking path with plants, curving walkways, public art installations, picnic tables and benches, views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. The High line is now one of the most visited parks in New York City.
9. Go, Museum Hopping
Architecturally beautiful neighborhoods, Upper East Side houses some of the city’s most prestigious art museums. It is worth visiting The Frick Collection for the dutch masters and a walk through one of New York City’s most elaborate mansions. The collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art is impressive in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is designed by Frank Llyod Wright. Klimt’s Woman in Gold is the show stealer dedicated to German and Austrian art of the 20th century is a chic mansion Neue Galerie. An interactive experience at the intersection of art and technology is something beyond just fine art and is offered at the Cooper Hewitt the Smithsonian’s design museum.
10. Fly the Freak Flag at Coney Island
Ranked among the country’s preeminent seaside resorts, Coney Island is a recent economic resurgence, with new restaurants, bars, and a renewed amusement park opening up. The plenty of outsize characters, decades-old concessions keep Coney Island weird, especially at the circus sideshow and the annual Mermaid Parade. Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Luna Park, the New York Aquarium are some of the biggest attractions along with Nathan’s Famous and Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana some of the must-try eateries.
11. Check out the modern art at MoMA
This is among the world’s most recognizable modern masterpieces from artists like Warhol, Calder, Picasso, and Van Gogh. The museum is a must-visit dedicated to art, sculpture, and photography. Avant- grade contemporary art is showcased at a converted schoolhouse. Art at this place is like how everything else should be – provocative, confusing, shocking.
12. Discover your immigrant past with the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty was the first glimpse of America for millions of immigrants. This grows from a vaguely defined figure on the horizon into a towering, stately colossus. Liberty Island on the ferry from Battery Park is an experienced sense of wonder. The neighboring Ellis Island National Museum tells the story of immigration from the colonial era to the present day and not just the story of Ellis Island. The numerous galleries contain artifacts, photographs, and taped oral histories.
13. Pay respects at the 9/11 memorial
30-foot waterfall sits on the footprint where the Twin Towers once stood. Said to be the largest man-made waterfalls in North America, the pools which are nearly an acre in size. Nearly 2,983 people who were killed in the terror attacks at the World Trade Center site, in Flight 93’s crash in Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon, and the six people who died in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
14. Ride a Ferry to Staten island
One of the city’s outer boroughs, every day 70,000 people ride the free ferry to Staten Island. You will get phenomenal views of the Lower Manhattan skyline without paying a cent. During a 25-minute boat ride across New York Harbor without paying a cent.
15. Opera at Lincoln Center
Travertine-clad complex contains 23 theaters, massive and somewhat fortress-like, as well as the Juilliard School, the New York City Ballet. A branch of the New York Public Library, the Film Center of Lincoln Center is one of the most concentrated places for the performing arts in the nation. The Metropolitan Opera House is notable for its dramatic arched entrance, the largest hall for a dramatic arched entrance as well as its lobby’s immense Swarovski crystal chandeliers and Marc Chagall paintings which can be seen from outside later in the day.
16. Food from Far Corners of the World
Famous for bagels and pizza, New York City gets from the city. Something is truly authentic, from this city of immigrants, venture off the beaten path. From all over the world in New York City, if you are traveling to the outer boroughs. You can feast on vegan Ethiopian food, Yemeni cuisine at Yemen Café, Brooklyn Heights, or try hot pot at Mister HotPot in Sunset Park. You can still try Szechuan cuisine at Hot Kitchen, Afghan cuisine at Khyber Pass If you don’t have time to make it to Brooklyn or Queens. If you are an adventurous eater, have no fear, you can find world-class French, Italian, and Japanese in every neighborhood.
17. African American Culture and History in Harlem
At the heart of African American culture in the 20th century, writers like Langston Hughes and James Baldwin in the Harlem Renaissance made this neighborhood a haven for artists and writers. It’s a cultural and dining destination despite massive modern real estate developments. Still with a sense of neighborhood charm Only brunch spot in the city worth your time. Harlem institution, and it’s also home to the world-famous Apollo Theater, sort of talent show that will have you laughing, crying, and dancing in your seat. Visit Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market stalls selling traditional crafts and textiles from throughout Africa.
18. See New York City by Boat
A couple of easy ways to get out on a boat on a sunny day ranges from free to glamorous and expensive. Manhattan with hip Brooklyn neighborhoods, the east river ferry like Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Jazz Age Lawn Party is one of the best-dressed events in New York City where you can get a little more adventurous with art studios, an organic farm, and festivals throughout the summer. For a tour around Manhattan or celebrate a special occasion, you can charter a private sailboat. You can book a touristy Circle Line Cruise, a little more expensive wine and cheese sailing.
19. Get Lost in a good book store
As most publishing houses are located in New York, the force of Glitterati is strong here. There are very high chances that your favorite writer has lived in New York City. There are a surprisingly high number of awesome independent bookstores in the city. With a cafe, author readings, events, most of these stores are more than just them. Pick up a souvenir from Classic NYC institutions like the Strand.
20. Sing Karaoke and BBQ in Koreatown
34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York’s Koreatown stretches for one block. Michelin starred restaurants, karaoke clubs, and stores selling cosmetics and gadgets are always jam-packed. You will find a barbecue restaurant every few feet on this street and all of them are equally good. With the views of Midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building, two of these options are the best -Gaonuri, Kang Ho Dong Baekjong. For an unbridled, large group fun karaoke bars up and down the block are your best option. Order drinks, book a private room and sing your heart out.