Do These Things on Your Next Trip to New York City

New York City is known as the melting pot of the world. Every single culture in the world is represented throughout New York. Since it is such a diverse place, it only makes sense to really enjoy all the city has to offer. New York is much more than hopping on subways and riding in taxis. There’s a lot of history, art and sightseeing to really take in. On your next visit to New York, it’s a wise idea to try at least three things on this list.

1. Visit landmarks.
There are lots of landmarks in New York City. Take a trip over to see Lady Liberty and take lots of pictures. Learn more about the history behind this gift from the French and why it’s so important to American culture. Visit the solemn site of the former Twin Towers and pay respects to those who lost their lives on that fateful day. Times Square is the hub for all things involving entertainment. It’s the busiest and liveliest place to enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s also a great place to see a lot of Broadway shows.

2. Bike ride in Central Park.
Central Park is definitely a place you must visit when you’re visiting New York. If you’re a movie fanatic, you’ll know that many movies and television shows have been shot on location in Central Park. This iconic park is a beautiful place to break a sweat and burn some of those extra calories off. Consider bike riding through Central Park. You can rent a bike and also get a guided tour at your own pace. Enjoying one of the Central park bike tours will allow you to get the benefits of learning fun facts about Central Park.

3. Try New York cuisine.
Between the classic street hot dogs and pretzels or the cheesecake, New York has a lot of delicious food to offer. If you’re into desserts, Junior’s Cheesecake is an iconic place to enjoy a slice. New York-style Italian Ice is another sweet treat to enjoy. One of the most delicious foods that this city offers is the New York-style pizza. There are very few people who can turn down a slice.

4. Catch a sporting event.
There are many different home teams in this city. The Giants, Yankees, Knicks and Jets all have strong support systems. If you decide to attend one of these home games, you’re bound to experience a lot of energy. You might also run into a few celebrities as these teams have a lot of celebrity support. Home games are normally held in arenas such as Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and Madison Square Gardens.

5. Go shopping.
A trip to New York City isn’t complete without a bit of shopping. There is literally something for everyone. It doesn’t matter what your budget is. For those who like to save a little money and still look amazing, Chinatown is known for its many pashminas, purses and other accessories. Upscale shopping is easily found in areas of Manhattan like Madison Avenue.

Clearly, this city has so much to offer and anyone can find at least one thing they’ll enjoy. Make sure to soak in the sights by taking lots of pictures. It’s also important to wear comfortable shoes for the days when you’re doing a lot of walking. Just remember to have lots of fun enjoying the city that never sleeps.

Do These Things on Your Next Trip to New York City


  1. We will be back down there in a few weeks. We’ve done all the touristy stuff, so we look for hidden gems when we go these days.

  2. That is definitely a great list of things to do in NYC. I cannot wait to make it there and do these things.

  3. I am local to NYC and there is SO much to do that I haven’t done before!!!!

  4. I have been to New York a few times and I think I have barely scratched the surface! There is SO much to see there!

  5. alalisainfo says

    I have been to NYC plenty of times but still have not watched one of their sporting events. It’s a great idea though!

  6. My son has been to NYC, but the rest of the family hasn’t. This looks like a great list of things for us to do when we go.

  7. I’ve never been to NYC before. I have always wanted to go. If I ever get a chance to go I’ll make sure to do some of the things on your list!

  8. I went to New York this past summer and it was such a fun time. We got to try so many different foods and it was delish.

  9. Ann E Bacciaglia says

    I love visiting NYC. It is one of my favourite cities. I have never tried a bike ride through Central Park. That sounds like an amazing thing to do.

  10. That is a great list of things to do in NYC. I cannot wait to come back this weekend!

  11. Lisa Bristol says

    I am hoping to get to NYC next year. It will be my first visit and I am looking forward to going to Central Park.

  12. All your ideas about visiting NYC are right on. I love the city and when ever we visit we seek out all the delicious food and shopping that we can’t seem to find anywhere else in the world.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing these! Such fun activities! Can’t wait to go back to NYC!!!

  14. i have been dying to go to new york. i will def do some of these when i get there. can’t wait

  15. We are planning to head there in the Spring. Or the Fall, hope we can make it! I’ll keep these in mind!

  16. I’ve lived all 43 years of my life in NYC and I absolutely love this list of activities you put together! All of them are AMAZING!

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