Things to do in New York

New York is an iconic city, home to some of the world’s top attractions. It’s the most populated city in the United States and it is glamorized and celebrated around the world. New York City has five boroughs, each borough with its unique flavor and vibe. Its rich urban culture and its influence on the global fashion, art and film industries, make this city a one of a kind destination. Here are some of the best things to do in New York, if you ask us.

The Ultimate New York Things to do – Travel Guide

  • Central Park: This famous park was featured in many movies and TV shows, and it’s known around the world. Walking along this humongous 800 acre park will provide a few attractions: You can visit the local zoo or rest in one of the beautiful meadows. The famous “Shakespeare in the park” production also takes place there every year, during summer vacation. Check the production website for exact dates when you visit! If you arrive in the colder season, you can visit the ice skating rink, named after the local millionaire Donald Trump.
  • The Statue of Liberty: What screams New York more than this iconic statue, looking out over the harbor? Take a ferry trip to Liberty Island to meet up with the famous iconic lady.  You can hike up the stairs or just enjoy the energy around this historic landmark.
  • Bronx zoo: Travel outside of Manhattan urban zoo to visit the Bronx animal zoo and meet over 500 kinds of species, and nearly 6,000 animals. Take a journey into a world of wildlife – Look out for the lions and the tigers in an African scenery, encounter exciting sea life with quirky penguins or meet friendly crocodiles. You can choose to pay as much as you want, so free admission is optional.

Want to know more about the most interesting and fun things to do in New York? We’ve produced lots of video guides about this amazing city. Watch our free videos before you travel to the city and plan your perfect New York holiday with a little bit of help from Vidtur. We have lots of tips and ideas for you, that could really enhance your time in New York!

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