What to do and see in New York? The best museums, attractions, places, activities and tours

Skyscrapers, museums, bridges and unique places in the world, as well as many activities and tours, in short there are so many things to do and see in New York. Dubbed the city that never sleeps, NY is truly a fast-paced metropolis in constant motion.

Whenever you come to New York, it always seems to be the first. The charm and unique New York atmosphere literally make tourists fall in love. Attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, have been and are the symbol of the American dream.

Why is it one of the most popular cities in the world?

Some of the best museums in the world, large and small parks, amazing viewpoints, exclusive shops, restaurants with cuisine from around the world, music, theaters ... and countless enchanting places to visit make New York one of the most popular cities by those who have already visited it and one of the most "dreamed of" by those who have never been.

Main attractions not to be missed

  • Times Square
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Central Park
  • Empire State Building
  • MoMa
  • One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
  • Guggenheim
  • Crysler Building
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Flatiron Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Wall street bull
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Trump Tower
  • Columbus University
  • Trinity church
  • Highline
  • National September 11 Memorial and Museum (Ground Zero)
  • Rockfeller Top of the Rock
  • Manhattan Bridge

List of what to do and see in New York


• Empire State Buildig
• Holographic Studios
• Osservatorio Top of the Rock (osservatorio)
• Central Park Zoo (zoo)
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
• Radio City Music Hall
• Madame Tussauds New York (wax museum)
• Victorian Gardens
• One World Observatory (osservatorio)
• Via Aquarium (aquarium)
• National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
• Prospect Park Zoo (zoo)
• Gulliver’s Gate
• Hayden Planetarium
• Bronx Zoo (zoo)
• Madison Square Garden
• NFL Experience

Neighborhoods and Zones

• East Village
• Greenwich Village
• Queens
• Little Italy
• Harlem
• Lower East Side
• West Village
• SoHo
• Upper West Side
• Chinatown
• Lower Manhattan
• Chelsea
• Upper East Side

Place to visit

  • Central Park
  • Times Square
  • New York Public Library
  • Broadway
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Ellis Island
  • Lincoln square
  • The Met Cloisters
  • Madison Square Park
  • Staten island ferry
  • Fifth Avenue
  • The Oculus
  • Manhattan skyline
  • Dumbo
  • Union Square
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Pier 17
  • Seaport District NYC
  • Sixth Avenue
  • Bethesda Fountain
  • unisphere
  • Grand central market
  • New York City Hall
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Park Avenue
  • Wall Street
  • Brookfield Place – BFPL
  • Pier 45
  • Washington Square Arch
  • Bryant Park
  • Federal Hall
  • Hoboken Waterfront Walkway


• Trinity Church
• St. Patrick's Cathedral
• St. Thomas Church
• Riverside Church
• Grace Church


• Brooklyn Bridge
• Williamsburg Bridge
• Manhattan Bridge
• Queensboro Bridge
• George Washington Bridge


• Empire State e Buildig
• One World Trade Center
• General Electric Building
• Rockefeller Center
• Chrysler Building
• Flatiron Building
• Trump Tower
• MetLife Building (ex PanAm Building)
• Helmsley Building

Museums in New York

• American Museum of Natural History
• Museum of modern art (MoMA)
• 9/11 Memorial & Museum
• Guggenheim Museum
• Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
• New York City Museum
• New York City Fire Museum
• The Museum of the Neighborhood
• Brooklyn Museum
• Historical Society of New York
• General Grant National Memorial
• Brooklyn Museum / Botanical Garden
• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
• Whitney Museum of American Art
• Ground Zero Museum Laboratory
• MoMA PS1

Walking tour

• Tour of the past, present and future of the Brooklyn Navy
• Tour dell'Industria at BK Navy Yard
• Tour of Little Italy and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx
• Tour of the film locations
• Brooklyn Bridge tour and visit to Dumbo
• Tour di Soho, Little Italy, China Town
• Tour del Greenwich Village
• Broadway walking tour
• Lower Manhattan walking tour

Tour in bici

  • Central Park Tours
  • Gotham Bicycle Tours
  • Gotham City Tours
  • Olidaytours
  • New York Pedicab Services

Tour in bus

  • New York City Night Tour
  • Big Bus New York
  • The ride
  • Sex and the City Hotspots Tour
  • Open Loop di New York


• Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
• Cruise of the lights in New York City
• Statue of Liberty Express Cruise


  • Shopping
  • Jogging in Central Park

If you have ideas and advice on other activities, tours, and things to do and see in New York you can write them in the comments.

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