20 Ultimate Things to Do in New York City

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From Wall Street's skyscrapers to the neon of Times Square to Central Park's leafy paths, New York City pulses with an irrepressible energy. History meets hipness in this global center of entertainment, fashion, media, and finance. World-class museums like MoMA and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, but discovering the subtler strains of New York's vast ambition is equally rewarding: ethnic enclaves and shops, historic streets of dignified brownstones, and trendy bars and eateries all add to the urban buzz. But all of the tantalizing options can also make it hard to plan a trip, so instead of trying to see, eat, drink, and do it all, put these 20 musts—from iconic landmarks to local favorites—at the top of your list.

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salkircher on June 22, 2016 at 7:47:21 PM EDT

this is a great article! There is so much to do, researching is key. A good ebook for tips on planning and researching www.facebook.com/yournewyorkminute

travelisawesome on June 20, 2016 at 3:04:19 PM EDT

This is a great article on the best things to do in New York! I love how you chose the West Village as it’s not somewhere that most people go to in New York but it’s definitely worth the trip. One other thing that I recommend doing in New York, a hidden gem if you will, is a real piece of the Berlin Wall found in a courtyard in Midtown East. If you’re looking for more hidden gems in New York and want to experience New York like a local, check out lokafy.com!

phaddix on June 3, 2016 at 1:43:51 PM EDT

So about half of the things listed here are also listed on the 15 things "Not" to do in New York...

yupstrips on May 31, 2016 at 2:06:20 AM EDT

no words its such a mind blowing

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mgo0321 on May 2, 2016 at 3:43:19 PM EDT

Might want to check out these speakeasies while you're in New York! Regretted not going o PDT while I was there. http://vivalifestyleandtravel.com/hidden-speakeasies-of-new-york/

ashamedion on April 25, 2016 at 3:14:16 AM EDT

no words can explain it

ashamedion on April 25, 2016 at 3:13:45 AM EDT

woh....really fantastic

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