New York Manhattan

When you plan a visit to New York City, most of the main attractions you cannot miss are located on the island of Manhattan, one of New York’s five boroughs. It went through many changes along the years, until it became an economic center and a place that many immigrants from all around the world call home. Today more than one million and a half people are living on this 59 square kilometers island, which obviously makes it one of New York’s most populated areas. Thinking about fun things to do in Manhattan? Here’s a few ideas how to make the most of your time…

Manhattan could be easily overwhelming for tourists, especially during their first visit, so we recommend you to divide your trip according to three major areas of the island.

Fun things to do in Manhattan New York

Lower Manhattan is full of attractions, enjoy the many possibilities the New York Harbor has to offer, such as cruises along the Liberty Island and the Ellis Island, where thousands of immigrants went through to enter the land of Manhattan. Our tip? Get the New York City pass, or Go Select New York pass, and get free access to more than 54 of New York’s attractions, you’ll see that most of them are in Manhattan area. For more details about the pass, check out our pass page. Manhattan is also home to Chinatown and Little Italy, where you can enjoy an ethnic culinary experience. Visit the important landmarks in this city, like the famous Wall Street, Church Trinity, The Memorial Museum of 9/11, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge and many more.

There’s plenty more fun things to do in Manhattan! Head towards Midtown Manhattan, where you will find MoMA, or by its long name the Museum of Modern Art, free of charge if you hold the New York City Pass; or enjoy some shopping in the Fifth Avenue where you will be able to choose from the many famous brands in the fashion industry. If you were looking forward to enjoy the architectural buildings here, you will be happy to pay a visit to the Chrysler Building on 405 Lexington Avenue, or the Empire State Building on the 5th Avenue. Visit the Famous Public Library, or get in Rockefeller Center.

Visit Uptown Manhattan and enjoy a tour in the great Central Park or go for a walk in the streets of Harlem. There is an endless list of things to do here! Watch our video guides and plan your visit so you could save money and time and get the most out of you vacation on this great island.

New York CityPass

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New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for 3-hours of real New York fun! This New York dinner cruise includes a delicious buffet, an amazing DJ and breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Don't wait - add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!

USD 119.59$

Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

On this luxury New York City dinner cruise, savor gourmet cuisine and enjoy live jazz entertainment while soaking up breathtaking views of the Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn skylines. Pass in front of the Empire State Building, Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport and more from the viewing decks or the all-glass enclosed cabin, treating you to amazing views every second of the way. Upgrade to enjoy a romantic or first class VIP experience including a private table and French sparkling wine!

USD 172.79$

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, an open-top bus tour, and a hop-on-hop-off cruise. You can upgrade to also include afternoon admission to the 9/11 Museum. Seem like a lot to do in one day? Opt to take your cruise the following day. It's a great way to see NYC’s newest sites and its most iconic attractions, and a Viator exclusive package that can't be booked anywhere else!

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City!

USD 149.99$