New York Things To Do


The Best Things To Do In New York

Some of the best things to do in New York

Ride around Central Park

117 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

At 843 acres, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that you’re probably not going to manage to explore all of Central Park during your visit.

So why not give yourself a helping hand and hire a bike instead?

There are plenty of options when it comes to renting bikes and if you’re in a spontaneous mood, you may find that a citi bike works best. You basically rock up, pay $3.99 for a single ride up to 30 minutes, or pay $15 for a day pass that unlocks unlimited 30 minute ride across a 24 hour period.

However, if you’re looking to be on the bike for longer stints than 30 mins – which is what you probably need for Central Park – I’d look into a more traditional type of bike hire.

You can often stroll in on the day, but I’ve found you can get a great price by booking in advance too.

Visit the Morgan Library & Museum for Free

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, United States

J. P. Morgan was an American financier and investment banker who assembled his collection of “illuminated, literary and history manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints” in his own personal library.

In 1924, eleven years after his death, Morgan’s son made the library available to the public and it’s been a public institution ever since!

What’s more, you can avoid the $22 entry charge by visiting on a Friday between 5-7pm. You will need to reserve and tickets are available one week in advance – so get a reminder in your diary!

Sing Karaoke in New York’s Koreatown

Koreatown, New York, NY 10001 USA

The wonderful thing about New York is the fact that you’ve got so many different cultures you can experience whilst exploring the city!

And what better way to be *cultured* than to visit Koreatown for some Karaoke?

Forget having to wait for hours for your turn, grab a private room, order some drinks and sing until you can’t no more.

Here’s some top Koreatown Karaoke bars to get you on your way:

The Spot Karaoke Lounge – from $30 an hour for 1-2 person booth

Gagapoa Karaoke – from $36 an hour for 1-4 person booth

Radio Star Karaoke – from $50 an hour for 2-6 person booth

Maru Karaoke Bar – from $60 an hour for 1-6 person booth

I’d definitely recommend booking a space to avoid being disappointed!

Capture The Manhattan Skyline at North 5th Street Pier

105 River St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States

It’s not surprising that this spot is popular with photo takers but what I loved about it was the wooden loungers set up so that you can lie back and take in the view of the New York city skyline.

It’s a great at sunset too!

Plus, you’re not so far away from the all the delights of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and so it’s the perfect break spot in a day of food, drink and shopping.

Visit Chelsea Market

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, United States

You know when a place is worth the hype when your friend – a local – admits that they swing by multiple times a week to order from the eateries!

Chelsea Market first found life as the site of the National Biscuit Company (hello the birthplace of the Oreo) in the 1890’s but for another 100 years that we saw it redeveloped into the markets that attract 6 million visitors a year.

There’s produce to be bought from the fishmongers, cheesemonger and butchers; and also plenty of places to pull up a pew and enjoy some fantastic food and drink.

My favourite place? It’s got to be Los Tacos No.1. I will be thinking of the Adobada tacos for some time!

Walk The High Line

W 34th St & 12th AveNew York, NY 10001, USA

There’s a reason The High Line in New York is a popular park for tourists and locals to promenade along. Weaving between buildings and snatching glimpses of both the river and the city, it’s a great way to get a snapshot of one of the world’s busiest cities without feeling overwhelmed by it.

The walkway is peppered with sculptures and art projects too, meaning you can basically say you’ve been to an open air art exhibition too.

Finally – it’s free.

What’s not to love?

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