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New York Attractions

The Big Apple has never been accused of being a bore and in all likelihood never will be. From Broadway to Times Square and Soho to Chinatown you can enjoy thousands of activities in New York City. Fun things to do in NYC run the gamut of interests from the culinary to the artistic. Of course

retail therapy is also one of the best things to do in NYC. You may come to New York New York for a weekend but chances are good you’ll want to stay much longer so think long and hard about your itinerary when you book your tickets.

Areas & Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods in New York are difficult if not impossible to encapsulate in just a few sentences. Indeed the vibrant diverse areas of NYC could fill a book. And things to do in New York span across all of these neighborhoods. Whether you are interested in the arts want to party the night away or feel like strolling the streets aimlessly New York City makes an excellent destination.

Midtown — Midtown hosts the Empire State Building and Koreatown. Of course the area is also spilling over with professionals who have somewhere to be so prepare to elbow your way down the sidewalk as you navigate the neighborhood.

Chinatown — Make your way to Chinatown for authentic dim sum and cultural flare. This part of NYC is also a magnet for adventurous foodies and you will find vendors selling things like live eels and pork buns to the public. Don’t let the name of the neighborhood deceive you: Chinatown also has Vietnamese food and more.

SoHo — Take the fast track to SoHo for boutiques and other retailers in spades. Once you’ve spent your fair share on your credit card make your way to some of the chic art galleries if only for a window shop.

West Village — West Village has trendy nightlife and serves as a good place for celebrity watching. Despite its high profile the area manages to maintain a bit of a comfortable charm. This attitude is reflected in local brunch spots and beyond.

Things to See in New York

Things to do in New York City include more than trekking through the streets all day. You can certainly relax be entertained and take break from the hustle and bustle while you enjoy some of the best sights and sounds. Start by taking in a show (or two or three) in the theater district. Once you give your regards to Broadway walk through the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stop to smell the roses at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Of course you should always bring your camera to New York so you can snap pictures of the architecture landmarks and community gardens.

Things to Do & Attractions in New York

In a city that never sleeps it’s no surprise that you will find limitless activities and attractions in NYC. While in the Bronx visiting the New York Botanical Garden you may as well stop by the Bronx Zoo or grab a slice of world-renowned pizza. Of course walking through Time Square is a must-do for first time visitors but don’t spend too much time here when there is so much more to see. You can spend days in Central Park where activities range from biking and jogging to playing a baseball game. Sightseeing in New York City can be overwhelming but fortunately New York tours make it easy to navigate the boroughs and make the most of your time in the city.


Where to stay in New York


Power and wealth and breathtaking scenery are concentrated on this very small island. Immerse yourself for a few days or a lifetime.



This bustling borough has everything — from pizza slices and pretzel vendors, to trendy galleries, and vintage stores -- all with killer views of the Manhattan skyline.



New York’s northernmost borough is one of its most diverse, featuring beautiful natural spaces alongside engaging history and the rousing spirit of its residents.


Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s signature medley of old and new provides the backdrop to this revitalized district, where you’ll find fresh arts venues behind historic streetscapes.


Staten Island

Discover culture, adventure and heaps of local flavor in the New York borough that is least known by visiting tourists.



One of the most recognizable areas in the world also has enough tourist attractions to fill several visits.