Top Things To Do

50 top things to do in New York for someone who visits New York for the first time

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I’ve curated, by order, a selection of the 50 best attractions, monuments, parks, neighborhoods, museums, buildings, events and other things to see in New York.

Monument

Statue of Liberty

Probably the most famous monument of New York C...

Probably the most famous monument of New York City, the Statue of Liberty is situated in Liberty Island, south of Manhattan. It... + More

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Viewpoint

Top of The Rock Observation Deck

This observation deck is located on top of the ...

This observation deck is located on top of the Rockefeller Center, therefore its name. It reopened to the public on novemb... + More

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Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge goes over the East River, j...

The Brooklyn Bridge goes over the East River, joining the districts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Its construction lasted fourteen... + More

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Empire State Building 86th Floor Observation Deck

The observation deck on the 86th floor of the E...

The observation deck on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building is probably the most famous observatory in the world. It is... + More

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Viewpoint

Times Square

Probably the most visited place in New York Cit...

Probably the most visited place in New York City, Times Square attracts turists with its neon signs and many shops. The be... + More

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Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The memorial and museum of September 11 commemo...

The memorial and museum of September 11 commemorate the victims and people who helped to save others while risking th... + More

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Green

Central Park

One of the most famous parks in the world, Cent...

One of the most famous parks in the world, Centra Park is also known as the green lung of New York City. In its grounds it incl... + More

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Museum

MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest a...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest art museum in the US and it houses one of the biggest and most important collecti... + More

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Wall Street

Wall Street is the main street of the financial...

Wall Street is the main street of the financial sector of the United States, it has the most important stock exchanges: America... + More

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Train

Grand Central Terminal

The historic Grand Central Terminal, also known...

The historic Grand Central Terminal, also known as Grand Central Station, is one of the most emblematic points of interest of N... + More

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Museum

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History has 45 r...

The American Museum of Natural History has 45 rooms with permanent exhibitions, a planetarium and a library. The exhibitions&nb... + More

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Monument

Charging Bull

The Charging bull sculpture, also refered to as...

The Charging bull sculpture, also refered to as "the Wall Street bull" was designed by Arturo Di Modica. The bull rep... + More

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Green

Battery Park

Battery Park is known for having the build...

Battery Park is known for having the building that started functioning as the first immigration center of the State o... + More

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Viewpoint

One World Trade Center

The One World Trade Center is part of the recon...

The One World Trade Center is part of the reconstruction of the World Trade Center that was destroyed in the terrorist att... + More

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Monument

Ellis Island

This Island was the entrance door to the US for...

This Island was the entrance door to the US for over 12 million immigrants from the year 1892 to 1954. Those immigrants account... + More

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Green

Liberty Park

Liberty Park is a public elevated garden that h...

Liberty Park is a public elevated garden that has views to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. It was built o... + More

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Shopping

Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place is a shopping mall that has lu...

Brookfield Place is a shopping mall that has luxury stores, restaurants and cultural spaces. It's located in Manhattan, in ... + More

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Viewpoint

World Trade Center station (The Oculus)

The Oculus is the main transport station in the...

The Oculus is the main transport station in the World Trade Center area. It opened its doors on March 4th, 2016, and it was bui... + More

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Shopping

Century 21 Department Store

Century 21 Department Store is a department sto...

Century 21 Department Store is a department store chain that has its flagship and two other stores in New York City. This shopp... + More

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Monument

Strawberry Fields

The Strawberry Fields memorial was made in hono...

The Strawberry Fields memorial was made in honor of John Lennon, inspired by the song he wrote "Strawberry Fields forever&... + More

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Monument

Bow Bridge

The Bow Bridge is the most famous bridge in Cen...

The Bow Bridge is the most famous bridge in Central Park. It has Classical Greek style and it was designed in the middle of the... + More

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Monument

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

The Bethesda Terrace has two levels: one from w...

The Bethesda Terrace has two levels: one from which there are views of the Lake of Central Park and another one that's belo... + More

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Monument

Alice in Wonderland statue

With over 3 meters of height, the bronze statue...

With over 3 meters of height, the bronze statue of Alice in Wonderland was built in 1959. Unlike other statues, kids are allowe... + More

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Green

The Pond in Central Park

The Pond is a mass of water in Central Park tha...

The Pond is a mass of water in Central Park that's beneath street level, so it's a place where all the noise of the cit... + More

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Shopping

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store is locat...

Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store is located in Fifth Avenue, besides Trump Tower, in the intersection with 57th Street. T... + More

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Leisure

Radio City Music Hall

This Music venue was very successful until 1970...

This Music venue was very successful until 1970, when it almost fell into bankruptcy. However, in 1978 it was declared a Landma... + More

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Viewpoint

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron was given its nickname because of ...

The Flatiron was given its nickname because of its likeness to clothes irons of that time. Its one of New York's most ... + More

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Green

Madison Square Park

This park is a public space located between Fla...

This park is a public space located between Flatiron District and NoMad. It has green spaces, benches to sit on and the conserv... + More

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Shopping

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market is a neighbourhood market known ...

Chelsea Market is a neighbourhood market known worldwide. In the stores that are located in its interior visitors can buy almos... + More

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Green

High Line

The High Line is a public park located in the M...

The High Line is a public park located in the Meatpacking district, built on an elevated rail structure from Gansevoort St. to ... + More

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Leisure

Madison Square Garden

The Madison Square Garden, also known as "...

The Madison Square Garden, also known as "The Garden" is a multi-purpose indoor arena. It's used for p... + More

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Green

Bryant Park

Bryant Park is a garden created with french sty...

Bryant Park is a garden created with french style in Midtown Manhattan. Surrounded by skyscrapers and the New York Public Libra... + More

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Other

New York Public Library

Located in Manhattan, New York's Public Lib...

Located in Manhattan, New York's Public Library was opened to the public in 1911. Its style is neoclassic and it was remode... + More

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Viewpoint

Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is one of the most iconic...

The Chrysler Building is one of the most iconic skyscrapers in New York City and its skyline. It was briefly the tallest b... + More

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Monument

The Vessel

The Vessel is a sculpture created so that visit...

The Vessel is a sculpture created so that visitors could interact with it. It consists of 154 flights of stairs, almost 2.500 s... + More

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Leisure

Jane's Carousel

Jane's Carousel is an antique carousel loca...

Jane's Carousel is an antique carousel located in DUMBO, in Brooklyn. It's covered by a glass box, so it doesn't ma... + More

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Shopping

Empire Stores

The Empire Stores is a building that mixes a sh...

The Empire Stores is a building that mixes a shopping mall, offices, restaurants and the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Th... + More

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Green

Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park is a waterfront park l...

The Brooklyn Bridge Park is a waterfront park located on Brooklyn's East River shoreline. It streches along the shorel... + More

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Other

Chinatown

Chinatown is the biggest neighbourhood of asian...

Chinatown is the biggest neighbourhood of asian immigrants in New York City. It is located in Manhattan and it limits with Litt... + More

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Monument

Mahayana Buddhist Temple

This is the largest buddhist temple of the city...

This is the largest buddhist temple of the city. It has a statue of a big golden Buddha sitting on a lotus flower and some pane... + More

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Other

Little Italy

Little Italy's neighbourhood is located in ...

Little Italy's neighbourhood is located in Manhattan and was founded by italian immigrants. There are restaurants and ... + More

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Other

SoHo

The name SoHo is the acronym of "South of ...

The name SoHo is the acronym of "South of Houston Street". In the past, the neighbourhood was inhabited by artists th... + More

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Green

Washington Square Park

This park was named in honor of George Washingt...

This park was named in honor of George Washington. It has an arch, a fountain, chess tables, a kids playground, a canine p... + More

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Leisure

Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater is a music hall located in H...

The Apollo Theater is a music hall located in Harlem neighbourhood. It opened in 1914 as a whites-only venue, until 1934 w... + More

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Monument

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine&#39...

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine's construction began in 1892 and, because of the two World Wars, a fire and bec... + More

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Monument

Bethel Gospel Assembly

The Bethel Gospel Assembly is a church that off...

The Bethel Gospel Assembly is a church that offers Gospel masses. The masses can be in English or Frencha and they of... + More

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Green

Harlem Meer

The Harlem Meer lake is a place where visitors ...

The Harlem Meer lake is a place where visitors can practice catch-and-release fishing, skating and swimming at Lasker Rink... + More

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Museum

Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum has exhibition...

The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum has exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and it's located in Frank Lloyd Wright'... + More

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Green

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir w...

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir was built in 1862 and it's the biggest water mass in Central Park. Its origin... + More

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Monument

Belvedere Castle

The Belvedere Castle is a folly in Central Park...

The Belvedere Castle is a folly in Central Park, located in its highest part. It has some exhibitions and an observation deck.&... + More

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