5 Must-Try Experiences in New York City

New York City is the largest, busiest and the most culturally diverse city in the U.S. If you’re a first-time visitor, you might be tempted to think that exploring what the city has to offer is somehow impossible when you have limited time. However, with an excellent transport system and other numerous exciting options, exploring the city’s five boroughs is easier than you think.

With so many attractions and activities going on at any given time, deciding where to start can be quite confusing. Whether you prefer to walk, bike, sail or explore from above, here are five must-try experiences in New York for any visitor.

Embark on a Cruise

From hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours to free boat rides and luxury dinner cruises, cruise tours are a must-do experience when you visit New York City. For instance, Liberty Cruise (https://libertycruise.nyc/) offers a cruise experience that offers visitors magical views of NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.

Cruise tours come with different tour packages that offer a unique NYC adventure that takes you through the most popular New York City destinations from sunrise to sunset. Whatever boat tour or cruise tour you choose, you will get the opportunity to explore the city’s greatest waterfront sights, neighborhoods and attractions at your own pace.

Walk, Bike and Skate in Central Park

A visit to New York City is never complete without sampling the city’s largest green space – Central Park. There are lots of things to see and do in Central Park that will make a memorable experience for any visitor. As one of the top attractions for both locals and tourists, there are lots of things to do in NYC’s iconic park, according to a Timeout article.

From rock boating to people watching in Sheep Meadow, visiting the Central Park Zoo to checking out the Alice in Wonderland statue, ice skating during winter to enjoying the views at Central Park Mall and strolling through the Conservatory Garden, there are endless activities to make an amazing day at Central Park. You can also book a walking or bike tour for more fun.

Broadway Shows

Broadway is the heartbeat of NYC’s performing arts scene. Located in Midtown Manhattan’s Theatre District, Broadway Shows are a must-see. With dozens of historic venues, there is a lot of entertainment to experience. From long-running theatre pieces to bold new musicals and exciting and fascinating dramas, there’s always something to watch every night of the week

To ensure the best Broadway experience, it’s better if you plan ahead. Make theatre reservations as early as you can if you want to see specific shows. Do some research online to find top sites that sell discount tickets and be sure to check theatre showtimes and get there early for the show. Plan what to wear to the theatre so you don’t look out of place.

New York City’s Nightlife

Known as the city that never sleeps, New York City boasts of one of the most thrilling nightlife experiences in the U.S. Explore the limits of your NYC experience with a night spent in some of the best nightclubs in the world. Spend one of your best nights right in the heart of New York City at premier clubs like Lavo, Pasha, Sky Room, Pink Elephant and the Cellar Bar and enjoy an unforgettable experience. An official city guide offers some insights on NYC’S nightlife.  

Sightseeing – Unique Attractions

New York City draws millions of visitors every year with its renowned art museums, famous iconic landmarks, amazing shopping experience, rooftop overlooks and cultural diversity. With a seemingly overflowing list of things to see, do and explore, there are obvious can’t miss attractions and sightseeing sites that you can’t afford to miss during your NYC visit.    

Enjoy nature’s beauty at The High Line, watch a midnight movie at Nitehawk Cinema, stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, Ride on the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island, enjoy the Cherry Blossom festival, visit the American Museum of Natural History, enjoy good company at the Gallow Green rooftop bar, see animals at the Bronx Zoo for free and view Manhattan’s skyline at night. New York City is a haven for the best sightseeing experiences.

Take Your Time and Enjoy the Views

Many times, tourists are always in a hurry to cover as much ground as they can when visiting New York City. A simple look at the countless attractions available can be overwhelming. But, selecting what to see and experience shouldn’t be hard. Take your time and enjoy the views.

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10 Comments

  1. 20th March 2018 / 9:54 am

    I went to New York in October and did a lot of these experiences. I wish I had gone to see a show though

    • 29th March 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Maybe you’ll get a chance to return to NY? I love how a lot of shows also move over to other countries now!

    • 29th March 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Have fun!

  2. Rachel
    20th March 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I absolutely love New York and have been fortunate to spend quite a bit of time there. I just love walking around all the streets and taking it all in, Central Park is my favourite! xo

  3. 20th March 2018 / 8:46 pm

    These are great tips of things to do in New York, taking a cruise as well as catching a Broadway Show has been on our list for a long time now. We hope we can head to New York soon enough.

    • 29th March 2018 / 12:32 pm

      We hope so too! Bookmark this page for future travels maybe?

  4. 20th March 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I’d love to spend some time here one day! I remember reading about so many places there in books when I was younger 😊💛

    • 29th March 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Hopefully you get to go sometime!

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