2023 Bucket List

25 best things to do in New York City, the city that never sleeps

25 best things to do in New York City, the city that never sleeps

New York City, the metropolis that in no way sleeps, is a brilliant and thrilling vacation spot that has some thing to provide everyone. From iconic landmarks to world-class museums, there is constantly some thing new to find out in the Big Apple.

One of the most iconic landmarks in New York City is the Statue of Liberty. Standing tall on Liberty Island, the statue is a image of freedom and democracy and is a must-see for any tourist to the city. Another iconic New York City landmark is the Empire State Building, which presents panoramic views of the town from its commentary decks.

New York City is additionally domestic to a variety of world-class museums, consisting of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. These museums function works by using some of the world’s most well-known artists and are a must-visit for artwork lovers.

Hudson Yards Edge

The Edge is the newest observation deck in New York. It provides lovely 360-degree views of the city, which includes iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. At 1,100 ft above the ground, Hudson Yard Edge is the absolute best statement deck in the western hemisphere.

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a skyscraper located in New York City that features a public observation deck on the top floor. The deck offers stunning views of the city from 1,020 feet above the ground and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The observation deck is accessible via a separate entrance and tickets can be purchased online in advance.

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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Back in the days you were able to climb all to the top of the torch. Nowadays it’s closed off for everyone. But no worries, you can still climb the 20 stories high statue! After 354 steps you reach the ‘Crown’ where you have a spectacular view. Book in advance, because the tickets are sold out fast!

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper in Manhattan with a stunning view over New York City. On a clear day you can see five states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

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Times Square

One of the most visited spots in New York is Times Square and it’s never silent. Most famous of the New Year’s Eve ball drop and the huge amount of advertisement screens. Don’t forget to spot the Naked Cowboy!

Free

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in the world. Its location in Central Park houses more than 2 million pieces of art spanning much of the history of human culture.

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One World Trade Center

The new WTC is the tallest building in NYC and gives a stunning view over the Manhattan Skyline when visiting the Observatory on the 100th floor. The elevators can travel up to 23 miles per hour.

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Brooklyn Bridge

One of the most iconic locations of New York, the Brooklyn Bridge. You can walk or bike this bridge towards Brooklyn and relax along the riverside. Or take the metro to Brooklyn first and walk back to Manhattan to walk with beautiful views!

Free

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9/11 Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to all the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001. You can visit the memorial for free or go below the memorial and visit the museum. The 9/11 Memorial Museum invites visitors to learn about the history of the 9/11 attacks and 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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Helicopter ride over New York

A helicopter tour is an amazing and a once in a lifetime experience. Discover the famous locations of New York by air. There are 3 tours available, starting from $199.

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Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is spread over 49 acres, has 44 platforms and 67 tracks on two levels. It is the world’s largest train station by number of platforms and area occupied.

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Go jogging in Central Park

Central Park is located between all the concrete skyscrapers and is a great place to sport and relax. Take a boat on the lake of visit John Lennon’s Strawberry Field.

Free

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Shop at Fifth Avenue

The most expensive shopping street in the world! Cartier. Tiffany & Co. Versace. Armani. Gucci. If you love shopping, you’ll love Fifth Avenue. Don’t forget to visit the Apple Store underground!

Free

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Governors Island

Governors Island is a great place to relax and escape the city. For a small price you can take the ferry from Pier 11 for some stunning views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The island offers food and drinks, playgrounds and parks to relax.

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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, also known as “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, is a unique place to watch some sports(icehockey, wrestling and basketball) or visit concert of your favourite artist.

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Museum of Modern Art

The Modern Art New York Museum is home to 150,000 pieces, 22,000 films and over 4 million movie stills. It’s one of the most famous museums in New York and provides free admission every Friday night from 5:30 pm – 9 pm.

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American Museum of Natural History

Maybe you remember this location from the movie “Night at the Museum”! This museum has a large collections of animals, human cultures and the universe. A great place to spend the whole day, especially with children.

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Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a must-see museum in New York City, located at the southern entrance of the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum in New York City, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the renowned permanent art collection and special exhibitions.

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Coney Island

Coney Island is located on the south of Brooklyn along the coast line. A great place to relax on the beach or having fun at the funfair park. Don’t forget to ride the ‘Coney Island Cyclone’ rollercoaster, one of the oldest wooden coasters (1927).

Free

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Staten Island Ferry

This free ferry is a connection between Manhattan and Staten Island (south of Manhattan) and takes about 25 minutes. Go on the back of the ferry and have great views of the skyline. Also a bonus, you can see the Statue of Liberty quite close from the ferry!

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Attend a gospel mass in Harlem

The melodies of gospel, a music genre with a deep connection to African-American religious and cultural traditions, fill the Sunday air in New York City areas like Harlem.

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Little Islands

Little Island is a new public park in New York City positioned on a man-made island in the Hudson River. It aspects a 2,000-seat amphitheater, a boardwalk, and sustainable sketch factors like a platform made of recycled metal delivery containers and landscaping that captures and filters rainwater.

Free

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