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 an city break in the Big Apple.
Your New York to-do list
🏙 See the iconic New York skyline from Top of the Rock
🚕 Ride through the city's streets in a yellow cab
🚶♂️ Stroll around the sprawling Central Park
🍕 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
🚇 Travel to another borough on the New York subway
📺 Recreate your favourite scenes from movie and TV (calling Friends fans...)
😂 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
🌉Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
🤩 Set foot inside the iconic Grand Central Station
📚 Take a look around the New York Public Library
🍔Tuck in to meal at one of Manhattan's traditional diners
⛴ Take a boat tour on the Hudson River
🤳 Snap a selfie under the bright lights of Times Square
👌 Visit the High Line - an historic public park above the Manhattan streets
🍸 Sample a cocktail in a speakeasy
🥟 Try some of the best Dim Sum in Chinatown
🎬 Tour the NBC Studios and grab a souvenir from your favourite TV show
🗽 Take the Staten Island ferry and see the Statue of Liberty
🎢 Ride a wooden rollercoaster at Coney Island
🔝 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.
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