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Our 25 'must-dos' when in New York: Book direct flights from EDI to the Big Apple

Last updated Oct 26, 2023

Is there a place with more 'must-do' experiences than New York?

It's home to arguably the world's most iconic skyline plus you've got some of the best food and drink you'll find anywhere, fantastic museums and galleries, outstanding parks and greenspaces, and significant historical sites to visit.

With all this in mind we've cobbled together a fun-packed to-do list featuring some of our favourite suggestions for a city break in the Big Apple.

Your New York to-do list

πŸ™ See the iconic New York skyline from Top of the Rock

πŸš• Ride through the city's streets in a yellow cab

πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Stroll around the sprawling Central Park

πŸ• Grab a pizza the action and get a one dollar pizza slice

⚾ Visit the Yankee Stadium (take a tour or watch a match)

🎟 See some world class theatre on Broadway

🍻 Order a beer at a rooftop bar

πŸš‡ Travel to another borough on the New York subway

πŸ“Ί Recreate your favourite scenes from movie and TV (calling Friends fans...)

πŸ˜‚ Head to a comedy club and watch some improv

🎨 See some thought-provoking art at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)

🌭 Buy a hot dog from a street vendor

πŸŒ‰Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

🀩 Set foot inside the iconic Grand Central Station

πŸ“š Take a look around the New York Public Library

πŸ”Tuck in to meal at one of Manhattan's traditional diners

β›΄ Take a boat tour on the Hudson River

🀳 Snap a selfie under the bright lights of Times Square

πŸ‘Œ Visit the High Line - an historic public park above the Manhattan streets

🍸 Sample a cocktail in a speakeasy

πŸ₯Ÿ Try some of the best Dim Sum in Chinatown

🎬 Tour the NBC Studios and grab a souvenir from your favourite TV show

πŸ—½ Take the Staten Island ferry and see the Statue of Liberty

🎒 Ride a wooden rollercoaster at Coney Island

πŸ” Venture to the top of the Empire State Building

All that and we've barely even scratched the surface. You'll often hear people say it's impossible to do New York properly in one visit - and we wouldn't disagree with that!

While there's so much to see and do all year round, if you're planning to visit NYC in the winter months you'll be in for a treat.

See Central Park under a coat of snow, do some ice-skating on one of the city's al fresco rinks, and visit the illuminated Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center.

You can visit our New York destination page here.

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