New York City is an all-you-can-eat buffet of things to do and explore, which –while exciting– can easily becoming a daunting and overwhelming task to schedule.
If you’re stuck about just where to spend your time, fear not! Keep reading below for the comprehensive list of each attraction you should cross off from every borough while enjoying your stay in The Big Apple.
- Mad About Manhattan
Take a stroll or rent a bike to explore this giant urban oasis located smack in the middle of the Manhattan sprawl. There’s constantly something going on here, like yoga, concerts, and sporting events, so plan accordingly, or just a take a quick detour to enjoy the fountains and befriend a few pigeons.
Statue of Liberty
Don’t miss this iconic neoclassical hallmark of the American Dream. Go the extra mile by purchasing a ferry ticket to view her majesty from a relaxing Hudson river cruise.
Empire State Building
Truly channel your Empire State of mind by taking in the skyline from one of New York’s most famous views!
Why walk when you can ride? Revel in the bright lights and the big city from the comfort of a Top View sightseeing bus where you can forgo the crowded sidewalks, while still becoming acquainted with the neighborhood of your choosing.
Catch a Broadway Show
After admiring the pizzazz of Times Square, head over to any of the many wonderful and historic theaters found in the Theatre District for a musical spectacular that will blow your mind. There’s no business like show business!
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Witness collections of authentic Monet, Degas, and Rembrandt masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Best of all? There is no set ticket price. You decide your own fee!
- Feeling Bombastic in Brooklyn
Walk along this famous suspension bridge and be sure to capture some picture-perfect selfies while you do!
Scream your head off on the famous Coney Island Cyclone, then treat yourself to a corn dog and soft-serve.
- Living Like Royalty in Queens
Queens is a great place to go if you’re looking for more off-the-beaten-path attractions. Astoria is a charming neighborhood within Queens that offers up speakeasy-style bars, incredible Greek food, indie record stores, and the Museum of the Moving image– a museum dedicated to documenting the history of film-making.
Bushwick is the hipster-place-to-be, featuring several breweries, independent bookstores, and multiple street art tours and galleries, like The Bushwick Collective.
- Blissful in The Bronx
New York Botanical Garden
This lush, 250-acre spread is home to dozens of gardens, water installations, and a conservatory, and is a National Historical Landmark.
No matter who you root for, sports fans everywhere will want to cross watching a game in this stadium off of their bucket-lists.
- Staten Island State of Mind
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is a free and reliable mode of public transit that transports more than 22 million passengers a year. Plus, it has an on-time performance rate of 96 percent, so you never have to worry about getting off schedule from your day of sightseeing.
Like Queens, Staten Island can provide some rest, relaxation, and entertainment away from all of the tourist hubbub. Start off your day with a late brunch from one of its many divine cafes, and then get ready to explore numerous estates, cottages, buildings, halls, and grottos of architectural excellence.
From tourist must-sees to quirky and laid-back eccentricities, there’s never a dull moment of things to experience in NYC. So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring!