Things to do in New York

Top 10 things to do in New York

See a Broadway show

Check Broadway calendar, see the classics and new productions. No visit to New York City is complete without seeing a show or two (or three) on Broadway.

Concerts in New York

Visit the world-famous arenas: Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, MetLife Stadium. Make sure you get the NYC concert tickets in advance. For classical music and art, experience iconic NYC institutions, such as The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, NYC Ballet. Check events at Lincoln Center.

New York attractions

Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center, One World Observatory and other NYC attractions are a must-visit if this is your first time in New York. It might be a good idea to purchase one of the passes that lets you skip the line and get some savings on admission. Good options are CityPASS, Freestyle Pass, The Sightseeing Pass and Sightseeing Flex Pass.

Famous NYC places worth visiting

Central Park, Times Square, Flatiron building, Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Manhattan skyline—these are all free places to visit in New York.

Take a cruise

The views are fantastic! There are many options to choose from. You can have a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise (it is included with All Loops double-decker tours or you can purchase it separately right at the pier), a free Staten Island Ferry that connects Manhattan and Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty cruise provided by Statue Cruises. We recommend cruises with lunch or dinner. Enjoy not just the views, but great food, too. Explore Bateaux New York and Spirit Cruises, and buy tickets online in advance, a reservation is required. For dinner cruises we recommend booking a window table.

Visit a museum in New York

Things to do in New York when it's raining? When it is, and when it's not, consider visiting one of the famous New York City museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and one of the most interesting art museums in the world. You can easily spend all day here, and come back the next day to continue exploring its exhibitions. MoMA, Whitney, Frick Collection—all are definitely worth paying a visit to. Learn more about each of New York's museums. Explore Art Exhibitions in New York City to see what's on at each of the museums each month of the year in 2018 and beyond.

Jazz and blues

Jazz at Lincoln Center, Apollo, Webster Hall, City Winery, Blue Note, The Metropolitan Romm. See the schedule and book your tickets online.

Take a helicopter flight

The helicopter departs from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, at Pier 6 and The East River. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to go through security briefing. The helicopter can accommodate up to 6 people. The helicopter route starts from The Statue of Liberty—you will see Lady Liberty very close. The tour continues along Manhattan. The helicopter flies over the Hudson River. See helicopter tours in New York and book your flight online.

Book your sightseeing tour in New York

So many options to choose from! Double-decker tours include Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Night Tour. Your double-decker ticker in NYC also includes a free sightseeing cruise (also hop-on, hop-off). The sightseeing bus tour in New York lets you see all major attractions such as Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square. The bus route conveniently passes via all interesting places to see in New York, there are 50 stops. You can hop off on any of the stops, enjoy exploring the area and then hop on a bus of the same tour company and continue with your tour. The tickets are valid for 48 hours or 72 hours. Some tours include not only the double-decker bus tickets, but also come as a package and include tickets to museums and major attractions. Freestyle Pass lets you choose allows choosing between any 3 or 5 attractions included with the pass. Most popular options are included, so Freestyle Pass is a very convenient way to see most of NYC attractions. You have 7 days to use attraction tickets, and 72 hours for the double-decker bus. Book NYC sightseeing tours online.

Experience the best of NYC shopping

We are all accustomed to buying online nowadays, but nothing compares to shopping in New York City. With so many shops and boutiques, large and small, famous and novice designers, NYC is for sure your shopping destination. Explore the Shopping section to learn more.