10 AWESOME Things to Do in New York City

Discover my favourite things to do in New York City!

If you’re interested in US cities, check out my top things to do in the capital (Washington D.C.) too!

10) Explore Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.

Walk the High Line, a former rail road which has been converted into a public park, before wandering around Chelsea Market and grabbing a seafood lunch at Catch NYC. The High Line is *FREE TO VISIT*

9) Check out the Flatiron Building.

At 87 metres tall, the Flatiron Building was never intended to be one of the tallest structures in New York. Its distinctive wedge shape, however, has attracted attention since its completion in 1902.

8) See the Statue of Liberty.

Visitors need to take a boat to see the Statue of Liberty. *TOP TIP* The Staten Island ferry is a commuter shuttle ferry that is FREE to ride (24 hours a day). The Staten Island ferry does not travel to Liberty Island but instead simply provides great views of Lady Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty

7) Eat a pizza in Little Italy.

Head to Lombardi’s, the first pizzeria in the United States and the birthplace of the ‘New York style’ pizza.

Achieving a bloated belly at Lombardi’s.

6) Have rooftop drinks under the Empire State Building.

Unleash your inner Carrie and Samantha with cocktails at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar.

230 Fifth Rooftop bar

5) Take a lift to the Top of the Rock and/or the top of the Empire State Building.

Feast your eyes upon the vast metropolis of New York from either the top of the Empire State Building or the top of the Rockefeller Building. *TOP TIP* If you only have the time/money to visit one of these viewpoints, note that the main difference between the two is that the Rock viewpoint includes the Empire State Building in shot.

4) Stroll through Central Park.

Covering an area amounting to 843 acres, there is a lot of land to explore at Central Park! Make sure not to miss the John Lennon ‘Imagine’ memorial. *FREE TO VISIT*

Central Park

3) Pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial.

2) Amble across Brooklyn Bridge.

Stretching 1834 metres across the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge which was opened in 1883. *FREE TO VISIT*

1) Visit Times Square.