Things to do in NYC
Explore all of the must-see attractions in NYC. Whether you enjoy visiting museums, shopping, or dining at unique restaurants, New York City has something for everyone. Take a stroll through Central Park or catch a broadway show in Times Square. Either way, you're sure to enjoy your time in the Big Apple.
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- 5th Avenue
- American Museum of Natural History
- Barclays Center
- Broadway Shows & TKTS Discount Ticket Booth
- Bronx Zoo
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Bryant Park
- Carnegie Hall
- Central Park
- Central Park Zoo
- Century 21
- Ellis Island
- Empire State Building
- Guggenheim Museum
- High Line Park
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Lincoln Center
- Macy's at Herald Square
- Madison Square Garden
- Museum of Modern Art
- New York Public Library
- Radio City Music Hall
- St. Patrick's Cathedral
- Statue of Liberty
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
- Times Square
- Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
- Whitney Museum of American Art
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Visit all of the exciting things to do in NYC:
- American Museum of Natural History, 4.3 miles - No matter which wing you wander through or where your curiosities lie (dinosaurs, gems or something else entirely), it’s hard to explore this Upper West Side fixture without being awestruck.
- Ellis Island, 4.7 miles - Take a step back into history and learn about the nation's busiest immigration inspection station from 1892 until 1954.
- Guggenheim Museum, 4.7 miles - The Guggenheim is as famous for its landmark building—designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and restored for its 50th birthday in 2009—as it is for its impressive collection and daring temporary shows.
- Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, 2.9 miles - The only museum where visitors can experience the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the first space shuttle Enterprise, a Cold War-era submarine Growler, a British Airways Concorde, and the world’s fastest jets.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4.4 miles - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Occupying 13 acres of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opened in 1880, is impressive in terms both of quality and scale.
- Museum of Modern Art, 2.9 miles - Spend a couple hours at the museum and enjoy its amazing collection of modern and contemporary American art.
- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, 1.5 miles - Pay tribute to the victims and commemorate the September 11 attacks of 2001 and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 at this great memorial and museum.
- Statue of Liberty, 2.0 miles - Tour the national monument that welcomed immigrants to the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. In order to climb the 377 steps to the top of the crown, advanced reservations must be made.
- Bronx Zoo, 11.0 miles - Located in the Bronx, this zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in North America with 6,000 animals representing 650 species and spans 265 acres. Take the 2 or 5 subway lines to get here.
- Brooklyn Bridge, 1.2 miles - Walk across the oldest suspension bridge into the borough of Brooklyn. This attraction is iconic to New York City and is surely not to be missed.
- Bryant Park, 2.2 miles - The site of winter ice skating at The Pond, free summer movies on the lawn, and endless meals and meetings at its tables, Bryant Park serves its role well as a centrally located Manhattan park. The park is an ideal resting spot for the thousands of tourists and residents who pass by its boundaries each day.
- Central Park & Central Park Zoo, 3.5 miles - One of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is nestled on 778 acres in the middle of bustling Manhattan. Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year. One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches. With recreational facilities abounding, the more energetic won’t have a problem finding a spot to skate, pedal, row, dribble, or climb to his or her heart’s delight. Also within the park is the Central Park Zoo which houses approximately 130 different species of animals ranging from snow leopards to tropical birds, and a variety of penguins to red pandas. It's a place the entire family can enjoy.
- Chelsea Market, 1.4 miles - Explore this indoor marketplace, and enjoy the many eateries and shops.
- Empire State Building, 2.0 miles - Feel the heart of New York. From its spectacular lobby all the way to its majestic observatories, the iconic Empire State Building is the centerpiece of the city’s skyline, as well as a testament to the ingenuity, vision, and spirit of New York. Enjoy 360-degree, panoramic views of Manhattan. It's a sight you won't want to miss.
- High Line Park, 1.1 miles - A 1.45-mile long park built on an elevated section of an abandoned railway before it was repurposed.
- New York Public Library, 2.4 miles - The New York Public Library is another famous attraction in Manhattan for its beautiful architecture. Housing up to 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the 2nd largest library in the United States.
- Saint Patrick's Cathedral, 2.8 miles - The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City.
- Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, 2.8 miles - Top of the Rock Observation Deck is New York City’s top sightseeing attraction! Located in midtown Manhattan at historic Rockefeller Center, the views from the 70th-floor observatory are unmatched.
- Wall Street, 1.9 miles - Venture down Wall Street and explore the financial capital of the world. Don't forget to take a picture with the Wall Street bull.
- Barclays Center, 3.8 miles - Arena for the Brooklyn Nets and the new home of the New York Islanders, this indoor arena situated in Brooklyn also hosts many concerts, boxing matches, and other sports.
- Broadway Shows & TKTS Times Square, 2.5 miles - While in Manhattan, you have to take advantage of your convenient access to all the musicals and plays at an arm's reach. From Jersey Boys to Wicked to Of Mice and Men to Gazillion Bubble Show, you and the family are sure to delight in many of the on and off Broadway shows. During your stay, be sure to visit the TKTS booth in Times Square and buy 50% off select shows. Go early as there is limited availability!
- Carnegie Hall, 3.0 miles - Enjoy on of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.
- Lincoln Center, 3.5 miles - Home of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies.
- Madison Square Garden, 1.8 miles - Home to the New York Knicks, catch a home game while you're in town. Or catch a concert, boxing match, ice show, circus and more! There are unlimited possibilities at the Garden.
- Radio City Music Hall, 2.7 miles - Home to the Radio City Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City.
- 5th Avenue, 3.0 miles - Shop to your heart's content at many brand name stores including Burberry, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ugg, American Girl Place, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Apple, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Ferragamo, The LEGO Store, and more!
- Century 21, 1.3 miles - Shop for designer fashion for less at this downtown department store.
- Macy's in Herald Square, 2.2 miles - Visit Macy's flagship store right in the heart of Herald Square. A true New York City icon, Macy's was built in 1902 and featured the first modern elevator. It is America's largest department store and covers an entire city block and has ten and a half floors of latest fashion for you and your home.
- Times Square, 2.3 miles - You won't want to miss some of the mega stores in the Times Square area not limited to Forever 21, M&M's World, Hershey's, Toy's R Us, Sephora, Disney Store, and more.