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Things to do in New York City

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Hello, Good morning! Welcome to blog about New York City. The big apple is near and dear to my heart. Not only have I been here 10 or more times, I lived here for a while in college. New York is full of lights, money and interesting people. There is ALWAYS something to do on this island, so here are some tips on what to do in New York City.


1. Times Square

Let's get real, Times Square is the most tourtisty place you could ever be. Locals usually hate visiting there, but it is a must see. I love all the bright lights and broadway shows, but it gets extremely crowded. You could spend a while in Times Square, because there is shopping, food, broadway shows, and M&M world. Some of my favorite places to eat in Times Square are Bubba Gumps, Junior's, and head to Angelo's some amazing pizza!

2. Central Park

If you are sick of the hustle and bustle of the city, then Central Park is a great way to settle down and walk around for awhile. Central Park resides right in between Upper West Side and Upper East Side. Central Park is around 843 acres so you can imagine that there is a lot to see. My favorites are the Friend's Fountain and the Bethesda Terrace. One of the easiest ways to see all of Central Park is on a horse and carriage ride.

3. The Brooklyn Bridge

If you're planning on walking the whole Brooklyn Bridge I recommend that you have a comfy pair of shoes on because it is about 1.1 mile long. It is typically crowded so try to go in the early morning and you'll get some great pictures. The view is incredible from the Brooklyn Bridge. Once you make it to Brooklyn make sure to check out a yummy Smorgasburg.

4. Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station is a terminal for the subway system, but it is known for its beauty. There are about 750,000 visitors every single day. Inside this terminal there is dining, shopping, and even an Apple store. If you get the chance to check out Grand Central Station don't forget to look up at the ceiling.

5. Coney Island

Uptown Girls was one of my favorite movies as a child so I had always wanted to go to Coney Island. I finally got to go in the summer of 2016 and it was amazing!! There are a bunch of old rides and lots carnival food! It is a long train ride to Coney Island from Manhattan, but if you like carnivals than it is definitely worth it to check it out.

6. Broadway

You cannot go wrong by going to a Broadway show. They are ALL so good. It could be a little spendy if you're in a large group.

7. Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Plaza is a great place to see, especially during the holiday season. If you walk down 5th Ave. you will run into Rockefeller Plaza. There is so much to do here. You can take a tour of Radio City Music Hall. They recently moved the legendary F.A.O. Schwarz into the Rockefeller Tower. For all of you that don't know, F.A.O. Schwarz is a huge toy store that is home to a giant piano that has been in a couple movies. It is a blast. Also, there are some great restaurants in this area. Lastly, my favorite part of Rockefeller Plaza is going to "The Top of The Rock". It costs around 36 dollars per person and there could be a line, but it is totally worth it. In my opinion, this is one of the best views of the city.

8. The High Line

This is a 1.5 miles attraction a former New York Central Railroad. They turned it into a walking path with great views and perfect for Instagram pictures.