New York City is a place filled with excitement, diversity, fashion, and entertainment. From its museums to its attractions, New York has so much to offer with so little time. Out of so many places, we have narrowed down eight of the best things you can do in New York City. It is by no means an all-embracing list of things to do in NYC. But, it will help you catch a glimpse of what New York has to offer.
Here are 8 of the Best New York Things To Do
(1) The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City houses some of the finest museums, rich in art and history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has 5,000 years of art collection from all over the earth. You will discover an extensive permanent collection from Chinese calligraphy to Egyptian mummies to European monarchs’ armor.
It has so much to offer and exhibit that you might spend a whole day yet leave without seeing it all. But, some of the marvelous collections that you have got to see are the 2,000-year-old Egyptian Temple of Dendur, Washington Crossing Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, and the altar painting of Madonna and Child by Raphael.
(2) Visit Central Park
Central Park consists of exquisite human-made gardens expanding up to 830 acres. Within its boundaries lie Strawberry Fields, the Sheep Meadow, a lake, sculptures, public art, fountains, playgrounds, and a dozen more landmarks. This park mesmerizes you and captures your attention with its beauty.
You can do endless things in Central Park, from strolling, ice-skating to biking, and cycling. It includes a boating service, yoga classes, a zoo, horse-carriage rides, and outdoor theaters. You can pass a whole day at Central Park without getting bored.
(3) See the Statue of Liberty
Even after so many years, visiting the Statue of Liberty is one of the best places to go in New York. A ferry takes you to this inspiring symbol of freedom, placed at Liberty Island. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance if you want to visit the Statue’s pedestal. The ferry also goes around Ellis Island, where you can go to the National Museum of Immigration. It takes almost 6 to 7 hours if you want to explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, so plan accordingly.
(4) Visit Chelsea Market
It is customary to eat around town while you are visiting a new city. When it comes to must-eats in New York City, Chelsea Market is your place to go. Situated in the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market is one of the world’s best indoor food halls.
With over 35 vendors selling various kinds of food, it becomes tough to select your food. From coffee to ramen noodles to street tacos, you will find everything. The best approach to eat here is that you must wander and see what each vendor is offering. Then, you can choose something scrumptious to satisfy your craving.
(5) See the Brooklyn Bridge
Extending almost 1,595 feet across the East River, Brooklyn Bridge links Manhattan to Brooklyn. It was the first longest and steel-wire suspension bridge in the world, constructed in 1883. Standing on the bridge and looking across the skyline gives a sense of grandiosity.
You can view the beautiful sights this bridge has to offer as a pedestrian. It takes almost twenty minutes to cross it while taking pictures.
(6) Eat at Smorgasburg
Between April to October, people visiting New York City get to eat from the US’s largest open-air food market. Smorgasburg is a weekly open-air food market that attracts thousands of people each weekend. People come here to taste exciting things from more than 100 local vendors.
This food fair is a dream come true for foodies. You can walk around the stalls and stuff yourself with food until there’s no space left in your stomach. Our only advice is to reach the fair as early as you can because it gets crowded.
(7) Visit Broadway
A must NYC thing to do is to visit Broadway. It is New York’s hub of musical theatres, featuring more than 40 venues. The Broadway Street catch eyes by its illuminated signs. This exciting theatre district has some of the most popular and long-running shows you can watch.
(8) The High Line Railway
The High Line is a transformation of an abandoned railway viaduct into an elevated public park. Towering 30 feet above 11th Avenue, this park is almost 1.45 miles long. Designed by Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf, it is a sight beholding walkway, benches, plant beds, a variety of grasses, trees, and bushes synchronizing in perfect harmony.