Skip to main content
Back to Travel inspiration
Published Sep 05, 2022

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

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.

Looking to book flights?

You can book flights to the Big Apple using the widget below.

You can visit our New York destination page here.

For further travel inspiration visit one of our blog posts below.

Hit the slopes

Get a piste of the action and fly to some of Europe's top ski destinations - from the Swiss Alps to the Nordkette Mountain Range.

Read more here
Cities of culture

From Berlin to Krakow, we fly to some of the best, most cultured, cities you could ever spend a long weekend in.

Read more here
Soak up the Sunshine State

Florida is home to natural wonders befitting any bucket list along with some of the most idyllic coastal spots you'll find.

Read more here
All about Antalya

Transport yourself to 'heaven on Earth' where you'll find mouth-watering street food and breath-taking scenery.

Read more here
See the 'Top of Europe'

If you're not thinking about Zurich for your next city break you may be missing a trick - from magnificent views from Uetliberg to the Old Town, there's so much to see.

Read more here
Visit a true hidden gem

Given the awesome architecture, hipster bars, and thriving cultural scene, we'd say Riga falls into 'hidden gem' territory - and who doesn't love a hidden gem?

Read more here
Sample some history

So far as European capital cities go Athens represents something quite unique with visitors from all across the globe travelling there to soak up the history.

Read more here
Fall for Canada

Time to think about your next bucket list adventure? For an unforgettable experience fly direct to Toronto and take a trip to see the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Read more here