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.

Open for more than 20 years, Bowery & Vine is one of the city’s premier wine and spirits sellers. The 1,700-square-foot store is located in Nolita on the corner of Bowery and Houston and is packed with bottles representing a variety of regions and price points.

The boutique carries groovy clothes and shoes from across the decades. The real gems are on the second floor.

Modeled after an 1890s “gentleman’s tavern,” the newest bar from local hero mixologist Richard Boccato serves classic cocktails made with hand-cut ice and pub food from the local Sage General Store. A band performs jazz and ragtime standards.

Last season’s clothes are about half-price.

Indian-born travel agent Pallavi Shah has more than 20 years of experience organizing customized trips to her home country.

Zachary's Smile amassed such a vast collection of women's vintage clothing, its owners had to open a second location. The pieces—all in great condition—date from the forties through the eighties, with both casual and formalwear ranging in price from two digits to three.

Opened in 1968 in a rented loft at Fifth Avenue and 125th Street, the Studio Museum in Harlem has long been showcasing the works of artists of African descent.

Once located in Greenwich Village, this massive wine emporium became even bigger when it moved to an eco friendly, neo-Romanesque NoHo landmark building two minutes away. The selection is deep with wines from every corner of the globe.

The Chinese and American antiques are unexpectedly high-quality for such a low-fi setting: the gritty margins of Williamsburg. Owner Natalie Vichnevsky has an eye for color and form and an obvious sense of humor. You're sure to find a gift among her collection of furniture and accessories.

Located in a pre-Civil War townhome just off Abingdon Square in the West Village, Abingdon 12 is a shop full of curios collected by owner Paul Caddell on his travels around the world. T

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is an interactive museum for children and their families that aims to provide children with a fun, educational experience and an understanding of our diverse world.

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Though F.A.O. Schwarz came to Manhattan in 1870 (making it the oldest toy store in the city), the famous Midtown East location on Fifth Ave. didn’t open until 1986.