New York City

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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Pittsburgh-born, 19th-century robber baron Henry Clay Frick spent his coal-and-steel millions filling his opulent Fifth Avenue limestone home with this staggeringly well-chosen collection of old masters (kudos to controversial art wrangler Joseph Duveen).

North of Harlem and on the western edge of Washington Heights, Fort Washington Park extends from West 155th Street to West 179 Street.

Located inside Rockefeller Center, New York institution Morrell & Company stocks some 2,500 wine and spirits.

With a mission to bridge the artistic heritage of world cultures, this 560,000-square-foot museum built in grand Beaux-Arts style houses a large, diverse collection of 1.5 million works that encompasses the world and stretches from antiquity to today, with special attention to ancient Egypt.

Located on the ground floor of the General Motors building, this state-of-the-art shop sells high-tech gadgets and menswear inspired by the eponymous luxury car.

Owner Linda Downey’s interior-design and clothing boutique is tactile heaven: Mongolian-lamb rugs, silk coverlets, hand-loomed striped blankets, and mohair throws.

Steeped in an 80 year tradition of fine printing, Mrs. John L. Strong sells exquisite stationery and accessories.

Chelsea Market is an enclosed collection of retail shops and restaurants in the historic National Biscuit Company complex at 75 Ninth Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood.

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is an exposition of vintage fashion and antique textiles held at the Metropolitan Pavilion three times a year. Each two-day show features over 75 vintage clothing dealers from around the country, including 1 of a Find Vintage and What Was is Vintage.

The whitewashed walls of Atmos in Harlem are lined with cubbyholes filled with an extensive selection of running, skate, basketball, and casual sneakers.

Located in the Garment District, the International Wine Center was founded in 1982 to educate the public on wine.