Things to do in New York City

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    Central Park

    Central Park

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

    Great place to relax, explore, or meet people (weather permitting). You can spend a whole day here and still not see the whole thing.

  • 2
    Times Square

    Times Square

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

    We went to Good Morning America early one morning so I got to see Times Square very quiet. Then later in the day we went back and it was a ...

  • 3
    Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

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

    Best view in the city. If you want to see New York from every angle, be sure to ride to the top of the Empire State Building!

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

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

    There is tonnes to see here. I actually feel that it can be quite daunting. There's always something to see that you hadn't gotten a chance to see previously

  • 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

    How awesome is the Statue of Liberty?? The answer is VERY. So much history and such an amazing view. Can't resist!

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    High Line Park

    High Line Park

    Ranked #6 overall in New York City things to do
    386 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyArtsyFamilies

    Fantastic spot located in an old rail line that runs through the heart of NYC. A great free place to walk and admire the graffiti/street art.

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    American Museum of Natural History

    American Museum of Natural History

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

    Best dinosaur exhibit outside of the Smithsonian in DC. Quicker to get into than the MET even on busy days with maximum crowds. Also suggested donation.

  • 8
    Rockefeller Center

    Rockefeller Center

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

    This place such a great stop when exploring Manhattan. I visited in November and they and they had the ice-rink open, though i'm not sure if it is open year-round.

  • 9
    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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

    Impressive architecture. It offers insight into a painful moment in history while celebrating American endurance.

  • 10
    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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