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Things to do in New York City

It’s impossible to take in everything New York City has to offer in a single trip, so when you’re traveling to the Big Apple, it’s wise to plan out an itinerary in advance. Want to sample all the best restaurants NYC has to offer? You can easily map your way from restaurant to restaurant, visiting all of New York’s trendiest eateries. Looking to spend some serious cash on designer duds? Hit the boutiques in SoHo and along Fifth Avenue, stopping only to ransack the racks at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Hoping for the classic tourist experience? Visit the bright lights of Times Square, and make your way to Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Central Park. You’ll never run out of things to do in New York City.

Arts and culture lovers should plan to visit New York’s many museums, including the Met, MoMA, and the Museum of Natural History – and cap it off with a visit to Chelsea, where you can peek into smaller galleries and artist’s studios. Sports fans looking for things to do in New York City shouldn’t miss a chance to watch the Yankees play at Yankee stadium, and grab a drink with like-minded fans in a Midtown sports bar. Partiers who visit New York City can take advantage of the city’s booming nightlife in trendy neighborhoods like the Meatpacking District, Greenwich Village, and Williamsburg, in Brooklyn. By the time you’ve worked your way through a fraction of what the Big Apple has to offer, you’ll be exhausted – but you’ll never want to leave.

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  • (Le) Poisson Rouge

    Created by musicians, (Le) Poisson Rouge (LPR) on Bleecker Street is a indie venue for music, dance, and theater located just a few blocks south of... More
  • 105 Riv

    105 Riv is inside the Hotel on Rivington, but also has an unmarked entrance down the street. Expect 105 Riv is inside the Hotel on Rivington, but a... More
  • 52nd Street Project

    The 52nd Street Project was founded by actor/playwright Willie Reale in 1981 with the aim of improving the lives of the children living in New York... More
  • A.P.C. Surplus store

    Last season’s clothes are about half-price. More
  • ABC Carpet & Home

    Entering this six-floor, boho-luxury emporium transports you straight into a gypsy king's lair. The ceiling drips with chandeliers in every imagina... More
  • Abingdon 12

    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Located in a pre-Civil War townhome just off Abingdon Square in the West Village, Abingdon 12 is a shop full of curi... More
  • Absolute Bagels

    Serving what are, arguably, some of New York City’s best bagels, Absolute Bagels is a small, unassuming shop on the city’s famed Upper West Side. T... More
  • Acorn, a Brooklyn Toy Shop

    At this fairy tale of a store, you'll find mobiles hand-stitched from Liberty of London fabrics, bamboo model airplanes made in Vietnam, German Wal... More
  • Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

    This brightly lit, pink-and-white walled Soho boutique takes its name from the Spanish fashion designer, who started her career in women’s clothing... More
  • Ajna Bar

    Located in the Meatpacking District, Ajna (nee Buddha) Bar serves cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and sushi in an opium den-like setting, complete ... More
  • Alessi

    Specializing in stainless steel household goods, this Italian-based kitchenware company’s flagship U.S. store sits in New York’s Soho neighborhood.... More
  • Amarcord

    Owned by Patti Bordoni and Marco Liotta, Amarcord Vintage Fashion is a chic Nolita boutique selling vintage European clothing from the 1940’s throu... More
  • American Airlines Theatre

    Permanent home to New York City’s renowned Roundabout Theatre Company, the 740-seat American Airlines Theatre features an Italian Renaissance desi... More
  • American Museum of Natural History

    One of New York City’s most prestigious museums, the American Museum of Natural History encourages visitors to explore and understand the natural w... More

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