57 Things to do in New York City

The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. New York City is a city full of mysteries. This is one of the reasons why New York is one of my favorite cities – alongside with Paris – but I have only been there for a couple of days at a time… Therefore I have not done all the things I want to do in New York. I usually just visit the most popular must-sees in the city, but now I want to take a trip to New York that lasts longer than just a couple of days. Advice: A couple of days in New York is NOT enough!

Here are 57 things you can do if you are going to New York:

1. Eat cookie dough like it is ice cream at Cookie DŌ

2. Design your own lipstick in Bite Beauty Lip Lap

3. Visit Central Perk from Friends

4. Enjoy the view from the top of the Empire State Building

5. Get delicious desserts and cakes

6. Observe the busy lives of New Yorkers at Times Square

7. Take a ride in a bicycle taxi

8. Go shopping at Tiffany & CO.

9. Eat chinese food out of a China box

10. Visit the places where Gossip Girl took place


11. Hail a yellow cap

12. Visit the chocolate factory

13. Walk across Brooklyn Bridge

14. Be a part of the audience at one of the live shows – The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

15. Go on the ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island to see the Statue of Liberty up close

16. Visit Chinatown

17. Go to Brooklyn to get the best view of the New York skyline

18. Go shopping on 5th Avenue and Broadway

19. Get decorated cupcakes at one of many bakeries

20. Visit the places from Sex & The City

21. Go to a Yankee’s game

22. Get a drink at one of the many rooftop bars

23. Take a stroll down the High Line Park

24. Remember at Ground Zero – The 9/11 Memorial

25. Go to the Top of The Rock at Rockefeller Center


26. See the Flatiron Building

27. Explore Greenwich Village

28. Explore The Hall of Science

29. Watch The Today Show being taped

30. Eat pizza in Central Park

31. See a Broadway show

32. Get some of the best fries at Pommes Frites on 2nd Avenue

33. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Times Square


34. Explore the New York Public Library

35. Talk through the walls at Grand Central Station

36. Explore the galleries in Chelsea

37. Visit the Bronx Zoo

38. Go to the Chelsea Market (This is where the oreo was invented!)

39. Ride in the old-fashioned subway line that only runs a few times a year

40. Eat cronuts from the Dominique Ansel Bakery

41. Go ice skating in Central Park or Rockefeller Center in the winter

42. Experience a concert at Madison Square Garden

43. Spend a night at The Plaza Hotel (where +25 movies were filmed!)

44. Get a juice at Joe & The Juice

45. Go to Grand Central Station

46. Create your own ice cream bar at Magnum Ice Cream Pop-Up

47. Visit Columbia University

48. Get a milkshake at Buns Bar

49. Try a Disco Fever burger (made out of tater tots) at Flattopps in Queens

50. Rent a bike and drive along the Hudson River Park

51. Visit the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

52. Get cookies from Levain Bakery

53. Take a stroll through West Village

54. Go on the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram to cross the East River

55. Watch a show at the Comedy Cellar

56. Get a pizza from Grimaldi’s or Juliana’s

57. Take pictures with the sculptures around Central Park (Alice in Wonderland is one of them!)


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