Things To Do in New York City
By Heather Cross, About.com Guide
New York City Attractions and Landmarks to Visit
If you're planning a trip to New York City, and you're overwhelmed by the sheer number of things to see and do, consider these lists of recommended New York City attractions and landmarks. We've assembled suggestions for nearly every sort of New York City visitor, from first time visitors looking to hit the classics to seasoned travelers wanting to dig a little deeper into New York City.
- Most Popular Attractions & Landmarks
- Best Free Attractions & Landmarks
- Family-Friendly NYC Attractions
- Best Parks in NYC
- Churches & Religious Buildings to Visit
- Favorite Things To See & Do in NYC
- Colonial Landmarks in NYC
- Romantic Spots in NYC
- Toddler-Friendly Attractions in NYC
- Things To See & Do in Brooklyn
New York City Tours
Guided tours are a great way to get yourself oriented or learn more about a favorite neighborhood while visiting New York City. Whether you want to explore New York City aboard a bus, boat, bike or on your own two feet, these New York City tours are a fantastic way to learn more about New York City often cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
- Best Guided Tours of NYC
- Best Walking Tours of New York City
- Free Walking Tours of New York City
- Best Sightseeing Cruises of NYC
- NYC Walking Tour Reviews and Operators
- NYC Bus Tour Reviews and Operators
- NYC Bike Tour Reviews and Operators
- NYC Helicopter Tour Operators
Shopping in New York City
Whether you're visiting from across the ocean or just across the Hudson River, New York City is a fantastic shopping destination. From sample sales and discount stores to high-end boutiques and specialty shops, it's easy to "shop 'til you drop" in New York City.
- Best Department Stores in NYC
- Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour
- Best Stores for Foodies in NYC
- Great Baby Stores in NYC
- Buying Maternity Clothes in NYC
- Finding NYC Sample Sales
- NYC Sample Sale Shopping Tips
- Best Stores for Discount Shopping in NYC
- Best Chocolate Shops in NYC
See A Show, Play or Musical Performance in New York City
Whether you want to see the latest Broadway Musical or an avant-garde dance performance, New York City has a tremendous variety of ways to experience arts and culture.
- Getting Discount Tickets to Broadway
- Best Broadway Musicals
- Best NYC Movie Theaters
- Best Family-Friendly Broadway Shows
- Ballet & Dance in New York City
New York City Museums
New York City is home to many world-class museums. Visiting a New York City museum is a great way to add a cultural or educational aspect to your visit to New York City, as well as a great choice if the day is too hot, too cold or too wet to be enjoyed outside.
New York City Sports
No matter what your favorite sport might be, you can probably see or participate in it while you visit New York City.