Top Tours & Activities in New York
You know it from your favorite Woody Allen film or Sex and the City episode. Whether you dream of combing East Village bookshops or sipping martinis in the Meatpacking District, there's something here for you. Skim our highlights and you will fall in love in a New York minute.
The iconic view of Manhattan's Skyline! Head to the Top of the Rock or the Waterfront Promenade in Williamsburg to see the Empire State Building as it gleams above city spires like a crown jewel.
The view of Manhattan from the observation deck is astounding. Book Empire State Building tickets ahead of time to skip the line.
Battery Park is a cool green space at the tip of Manhattan along the Hudson River. Grab a picnic and catch the sunset while you marvel at the fact that this great big city is an island.
Rockefeller Center is an Art Deco skyscraper, and the view at the Top of the Rock is like no other. Photo op: catching the skyline here means the Empire State building is included in the view.
An icon of freedom, the Statue of Liberty is a must see. Special exhibits or a climb to the top of the crown (booked in advance!) will make you feel like a part of NYC’s special history.
The melting pot that is NYC: more than 12 million immigrants arrived here in search of the American Dream. View original manifests and get inspired by the history of Ellis Island.
That sprawling green oasis in the middle, separating east from west. In the world-famous Central park you’ll find zoos, strawberry fields, bike paths, a great lawn, and much more.
In this unparalleled museum of modern art, you get to see some of the greats up close and personal. Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Warhol... the list goes on.
One of the largest natural harbors in the world, the waterway is another great place from which to enjoy the view. Book a boat tour, sit back, and enjoy Manhattan’s magical lights.
Climb the regal front steps into a world of wonder and inspiration. From ancient to modern art, the Met is an art history paradise. The roof offers breathtaking Central Park views.
Spend at least five days in order to see New York like a local. Manhattan is the ultimate walking city, densely packed and not very long or wide. You won't have to go very far and you'll find Broadway plays to see, districts and restaurants to explore, drinks to be had, bookstores and botanical gardens to browse. And don’t miss a walk on the Highline or the Brooklyn Bridge!
From Bergdorf Goodman to local Soho boutiques, there’s something for everyone. Our tip? Be sure to check out the Brooklyn Flea: tons of local designers will give you a unique take-home souvenir.
Interested in finding the best eats in New York? Here are our favorites. Pizza: Check out Roberta’s, a legendary Brooklyn institution. Classic bagels and lox: Head to Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side. Authentic diner experience: Empire Diner and Tom’s Restaurant are two of the best. Fun brunch spot: Try Prune in the East Village, or Marlow & Sons or Cafe Colette (both in Williamsburg).
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- Best time to visitThere's truly no best or worst time to visit New York, because this city is alive 24/7/365. That being said, those on a budget should look to plan a trip between January and April, when prices will be (at least a little) cheaper. Also, summer travelers should plan 6 months ahead.
- Events in New YorkRockefeller Center Tree Lightning29. Nov 2016 - 7. Jan 2017Rockefeller Center (New York)New Years Eve at Times Square31. Dec 2016Times Square (New York)
Things to Do in New York
Top Attractions in New York
- 1Manhattan Skyline
- 2New York Skyride
- 39/11 Memorial
- 4New York University
- 5New York Aquarium
- 6Madina Masjid
- 7One World Trade Center
- 8Empire State Building
- 9Ground Zero Museum
- 10Rockefeller Center
- 11Chrysler Building
- 12Central Park
- 13The Ride NYC
- 14St. Paul's Chapel
- 15New York Transit Museum
- 16Statue of Liberty
- 17Ellis Island
- 18Top of the Rock Observation Deck
- 19New York Harbor
- 20New York City Hall
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What People Are Saying About New York
Starting from the very efficient system of follow up to us as customer, puntuallity of the tour guide. This tour guide for me has been the best I ever had in my life and in all my trips around the world. Mr Vitali was always very kind, interest in our satisfaction, well knowledge of the history of the central park, a tour guide with great details with the tourist, happy, respectfull, in other words, the right person. I'm a retire executive of a Multinational company and a high rank retire soldier and I can tell that in other ocassion i will recommend Mr. Vitali, a key in the success of your company. Please express to him my message in appreciation for his excellent job, I will try to use Mr Vitali as a role model to the others. In general the tour is excellent, congratulations for this great service, happy holidays, Jose Cruz Moya Puerto Rico
Our guide was excellent. She was knowledgeable, and took time to answer questions from all members of the group. She could not have been nicer or more professional.
My wife and I were in NY for the 2016 thanksgiving and decided to book a boat tour. Spirit Cruises was a great decision, highly recommended for a dinner cruise around the city!
Walking with this guided groups through the different quarters of NY was a very good and helping way to do the first steps in this awesome city! It helped me to focus later on on the things I wanted to know better. Thanks for this idea, I will recommend you guys!
The guide was excellent. He made the tour vivid and personal. The tour was very interesting. Ray was the best!