New York City is a place filled with iconic landmarks, buildings, and activities that make the city so unique. From shopping in Times Square to eating a street hot dog to floating past the Statue of Liberty, there are so many “Only in New York” activities to do while visiting the city. To help you check off this city’s bucket list items, we have compiled a list of the top activities you can’t miss during your trip to The Big Apple.
Shopping in Times Square
Portrayed in hundreds of shows and movies, this iconic square is filled with brightly lit advertisements and billboards, which make a great background for any photographer. Sometimes called the Center of the Universe, Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions and can’t be missed during your time in New York. What better way to commemorate your time here than to get some shopping done and pick up a few souvenirs for friends and loved ones?
Times Square is right in the middle of Manhattan, and has many of the best hotels in New York City within walking distance.
Eating Street Meat
New York City has plenty of gourmet restaurants; in fact, it has some of the best food in the world. While we suggest you have a meal at one of the many highly ranked establishments, you should also make some time to try out a street hot dog. These classic dogs are good for an on-the-go meal and will make you feel like a local in no time.
Statue of Liberty Drive By
A beacon of hope for those newly arriving to the country, The Statue of Liberty is a can’t miss landmark while visiting the city. This historic statue is situated on an island off of Manhattan and can easily be seen from one of many tour boats or the Coney Island Ferry. Make sure you bring your camera so you can document your drive by of Lady Liberty.
Walking Through Central Park
It’s the largest park in town, and you cannot miss a tour of this beautiful oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. There are performers to keep you entertained, ponds to boat around, grassy areas to take a nap on, and trails galore for you to explore. For active travelers, jogging the multitude of paths is a good way to stay in shape while on vacation.
There are many sightseeing tour buses that will take you to Central Park and other attractions in the city. If you have a short time in the city and need direct transportation to all the tourist sites, this is the perfect option.
Catch a Live Performance
There are many options for you to catch a show, whether it be a street performance by one of the many talented buskers or the high-class Broadway shows. New York City is one of the centers of the entertainment world, and you should take advantage of this fact while visiting the area. Besides, you never know what famous person you might see while attending a show, whether they be on stage or in the crowd.