10 Touristy Things You Must do in NYC

I lived outside of New York City for about six years. I have such fond memories of putting my baby in the stroller with a bag full of snacks and setting out to discover something new.  The beauty of this city is you can never see, do or eat everything even if you’ve been there a lifetime! Broadway shows come and go, buildings are torn down and built up and the changing seasons provide a range of fun activities.

This week we are sharing our love for all things NYC. Each day will be a different guide to help you make the most out of your next visit to The Big Apple.

We are starting with the must do’s-the major touristy things. These activities are touristy for a reason so embrace the crowds, buy a city pass and take a ton of pictures.

  1. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (Buy tickets online before!)
  2. 9/11 Memorial
  3. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (Tip: Grab an ice cream cone from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, take amazing pictures of Manhattan then take the ferry back rather than walk across the bridge again. Ferry is $2
  4. Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, or Freedom Tower Observatory (Prices vary but seeing the city from the top is incredible. Choose one and call it good.)
  5. Central Park–must see’s in the park include: renting a model sailboat, renting a row boat for $15 an hour, free concerts in the park and Conservatory Garden–it is a walk but so worth it.
  6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (TIP: Don’t forget to go to the rooftop. Admission is pay what you wish.)
  7. American Museum of Natural History (TIP: Go sit right under the blue whale! Admission is pay what you wish again!)
  8. The Flatiron Building/Madison Square (TIP: Get gelato at Eataly, browse around Fishes Eddy and ABC Carpet and Home!)
  9. Broadway (Get the Today’s Tix app to show the best prices for shows!)
  10. Times Square. You have to see it to believe it.


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