What are the top things to do in New York City?

I am leaving for NYC in 2 weeks and i am only going to be there for about 4-5 days. I really just want to do the "must-do's" while i am there but dont know what they are. Thanks!

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Bus tours and cruises are great in the summer. Try this bus tour and other fun stuff on this site also http://www.citysights.com/

  • 1 decade ago

    1st day: Go to lower Manhattan. See Wall Street, the bull, ground zero, Trinity church, get tickets to a Broadway show at the South Street Seaport. The line is much shorter than the one in Times Square. If you have the money go to Pier 6 (early in a.m.) for a helicopter tour. Don't take the boat to the Statue of Liberty as there are long lines. I get seasick, so I took the helicopter and didn't wait at all. It was worth it. That is the only way to get a good look at Ground 0 and the Intrepid. When you're done there walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and take the subway back to your hotel.

    Eat dinner and go to Times Square early to look around and get to your show a half hour early.

    Spend Day 2 in Midtown: Grand Central, Library, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, MoMa ( a must see - 4th and 5th floors).

    Day 3: Central Park and the MET (see the Temple and the roof)

    Day 4: Go to SOHO, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village (just walk around and be sure to see Washington Square Park) Go to Little Italy for dinner today or tomorrow.

  • 1 decade ago

    May I recommend the following.


    -Empire State Building

    -Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck

    -Times Square (no trip is complete without a visit to the"Crossroads of the World")

    -Lower Manhattan/Wall Street Area

    -United Nations

    -Central Park

    -Brooklyn Bridge (you can walk across it too)

    -Grand Central Terminal (largest railroad terminal in the country)

    -A Ride on the Staten Island Ferry (its free and you can see the Statue of Liberty as the ferry crosses the harbor)

    -Sightseeing tour on a Double Decker Bus

    -Bronx Zoo/New York Botonical Garden

    -City Island


    -Governor's Island


    -Museum Mile (Fifth Avenue from East 82nd to East 103rd Streets)

    -Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space (formerly the Hayden Platerium)


    -Whitney Museum of American Art

    -New Museum of Contemporary Art

    -Madame Tussaud Wax Museum

    -New York City Fire Museum

    -New York City Police Museum

    -Transit Museum

    -The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    -The Bronx Museum of the Arts

    -Brooklyn Museum

    -Milk Gallery

    -American Craft Museum

    -Museum of American Folk Art

    -Museum of the Moving Image

    -The Paley Center For Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio)

    -The Municipal Art Society


    -Macy's (West 34th Street and Broadway in the heart of Hearld Square)

    -Bloomingdale's (Lexington Avenue at East 59 and East 60 Streets)

    -The shops along Fifth Avenue (just don't max out you credit cards)

    -FAO Schwarz

    -Toys "R" Us in Times Square

    -Lord and Taylor (5th Avenue at East 38th Street)

    -Chinatown/Canal Street Area (if you want to go on the cheap for the stuff you can't get on Fifth Avenue)

    -NBA Store (for the basketball fan - 5th Avenue at East 52nd Street)

    -The Apple Computer Store (East 59th Street and Fifth Avenue)

    -The Time Warner Center (West 59th Street - Columbus Circle)

    -Hershey Store (for those with a sweet tooth)

    -M&M World (49th Street and 7th Avenue)

    -Grand Central Terminal (for the shopping)


    -Century 21 Department Store (Church and Cortlandt Street)

    -forever 21

    -Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave)

    -Abercrombie & Fitch (5th Avenue @ 57th Street and Water Street between Fulton and John Streets)

    -American Eagle Outfitters (4 locations in Manhattan)

    -Urban Outfitter (8 locations in Manhattan)

    -Manhattan Mall

    -Queens Center Mall

    -Queens Place Mall

    -Roosevelt Field Mall (on Long Island)

    -Fulton Street Mall

    -Kings Plaza Mall

    -Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

    -Garden State Plaza

    -The Westchester Mall

    -Palisades Center Mall

    -Westfield Sunrise Mall

    -Green Acres Mall

    -Jersey Gardens


    In regards to place to eat in New York City. There are thousands of the restaurants in the Five Boroughs of New York City. Depending on your taste, your budget and your preferred location, may I recommend the links below.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/3/New-York-restaurants... -- Urbanspoon. You can find restaurants either by price, location or cuisine.

    http://www.ny.com/dining/ -- NY.com. You can find plenty of restaurant information at this link. Everything from H&H Bagel to fine dining at Le Cirque. Bon appetit!

    I hope this information is very helpful.

    Good luck

    Native New Yorker

    Source(s): http://www.nycvisit.com/ (Official tourism website of New York City) http://www.tdf.org/TDF_ServicePage.aspx?id=56/ (TKTS for deep discounts on theater tickets) http://www.citypass.com/city/ny.html (deep discounts on major attractions) http://www.coachusa.com/newyorksightseeing/ (gray line sightseeing tour of the city) http://mta.info/metrocard/tourism/index.html (New York City Transit)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I hear they have talented hookers.. I'm speaking from personal experience obviousely!

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