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
    852 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Such an NYC staple. If you get the chance to walk through it you definitely should. The Central Park Zoo is also a great stop. As a local, I say ...

  • 2
    Times Square

    Times Square

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

    One of my favorite places to go to people watch in the city, and, surprisingly, to meditate! With the bright lights, huge screens, music, languages from around the world, and ...

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    Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

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

    The top is amazing!!! How could you pass up this iconic symbol of New York City? You can't! This is a must!

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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
    410 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryStudents

    Amazing place, you could spend days exploring. Must make sure to check out the terrace view.

  • 5
    Statue of Liberty

    Statue of Liberty

    Ranked #5 overall in New York City things to do
    405 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    I've done this a few times now so take my advice don't go from Battery Park! during peak season. You will be waiting on line for hours! Instead, jump on ...

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    High Line Park

    High Line Park

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

    Constantly expanding, this is a luxurious place to stroll, a trendy place to have your photo taken, and an ever growing spot to find excellent food and drinks. On days ...

  • 7
    American Museum of Natural History

    American Museum of Natural History

    Ranked #7 overall in New York City things to do
    307 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.

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    Rockefeller Center

    Rockefeller Center

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

    Rockefeller Center is a big landmark and top spot to visit when in New York City. Especially when it’s decorated for Christmas!!!

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    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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

    Moving tribute and memorial to 9/11. Reflection pools are a must - visit when in NYC

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    The Museum of Modern Art

    The Museum of Modern Art

    Ranked #10 overall in New York City things to do
    244 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryStudents

    This is easily one of my most favorite museums. I've probably been here a dozen times and it never disappoints. If you like modern art, don't miss it. Plus, best ...

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