What to do

Regardless what you want to do in New York, this is the city where you can do it.

Considering the size and option of things to do in New York, it might be hard to decide what to do. NY.co.uk’s local guides and British expats are here to assist, making it an easier choice finding exciting things to do. Below are a few suggestions to get you started.

Some things are worth doing both during the day and during the night, and you would get two completely different experiences. That’s a part of the beauty with New York. You will never get tired of exploring New York and Manhattan.

What to do in New York during the day?

Girls with shopping bags in New York CityThere are other things to do in New York than just shopping. Have a look at a few of the suggestions below and give it a try you too

  • Helicopter ride over Manhattan: An amazing experience to see The Big Apple from above.
  • Walk in the park: Central park, in the Central park district, is one of the best park’s in the world. A great place for a stroll on a Sunday if the weather permits.
  • Shop til you drop: NY.co.uk cover all types of shopping, from bargain shopping and designer outlets to camera and electronic shops, shoe boutiques and high end fashion.
  • Discover high buildings: Visit some of New York’s tallest buildings, such as Empire State building and the new One World Trade Center.
  • Free things to do: There are plenty of things to do which wouldn’t cost you a cent, such as going to Central Park.
  • Lunch places to try: In New York you can find all types of cuisine, and some places are more suitable for trying during lunch hours than for dinner. Have a look at our restaurant’s guide.
  • Tours: There is a wide variety of guided tours to take in New York. Why not for example check out the Sex and the City tour.
  • Midtown Cruise (90-min) – Enjoy the New York skyline from the water
  • Helicopter wedding over Manhattan – Why not surprise your friends and family by getting married while you’re in New York?

    What to do in New York by Evening and Night?

    Manhattan, New York by night
    Below are some of the things you can do in the evening or in the night when visiting New York.

  • Rooftop bars and lounges: Enjoy a drink at one of New York’s many rooftop bars, such as over 100 years old Empire hotel rooftop or try Berry Park for a stunning panorama view of Manhattans skyline. Why not try one of the New York Nightclub tours?
  • New York by night: It’s definitely worth visiting one of the tallest buildings in New York during the night, just to get to see the lights of Manhattan brighten up the sky.
  • Where to have dinner? Discover all the cool and mouthwatering restaurants in NYC, classified by cuisine, location, occasion, price and service levels.
  • See New York in style: Private Tour – New York City by Limousine
  • Evening cruise: See Statue of Liberty by Night
  • New York Pub Crawl: Find out why New York is known as the city that never sleeps!

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