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(+ somethings to do in Brooklyn)


Bike Central Park

There’s so many iconic spots to see in Central Park, which is why biking around is a great way to explore the park. Click below to read about all the spots you can't miss. 


Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge spans one mile and takes about 15-20 minutes to walk across, but you should allocate more time because you’ll want to take photos. Learn the 12 most interesting facts about the bridge below.


Washington Square Park

One of the best things to do in NYC is visit Washington Square Arch! It was built to commemorate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration.


Explore DUMBO

DUMBO stands for Down Under the Brooklyn Bridge Overpass. Tip: If you’d like a photo from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge spot, head to the cross section between Washington Street and Front Street.


Shopping in SoHo

Imagine long city blocks peppered with trendy shops, cute cafes and famous restaurants.Spend time window shopping, perusing galleries or absorbing the historic architecture in this (very expensive) neighborhood.


Juliana's Pizza

Most evenings, the line is out the door and around the block, but if you go during lunch your wait time should be shorter. Pies run around $25 a piece and feed two. If you love pizza, check out the 10 spots you can't miss below.


9/11 Memorial & Museum

The experience is heartbreaking but important, I think everyone should see the 9/11 Museum as least once. It’s something you won’t be able to forget which is why it's one of the best things you could do in NYC.


Visit The MET

With more than 2 million pieces of art spanning 5,000+ years, the Met is the largest museum in the country and the fifth largest museum in the world. Read about the 20 things you can't afford to miss at this incredible museum.


Get a treat from Milk Bar

Okay, so the cereal milk ice cream from MILK is practically world famous at this point. The line is usually very long, but if you come later in the evening, you can almost avoid it altogether. One of the best things you could do on your trip to NYC is treat yourself!


Walk the High Line

The elevated tracks of this NYC park was built on were originally used by freight trains delivering cargo to the city. (Share something interesting about the park) 


Saint Patrick's Cathedral

The iconic cathedral took 21 years to build because construction halted during the Civil War. Touring the inside is one of the best things to do in New York City, learn more below.


Try the famous cronut

Dominique Ansel Bakery is a must for the famous, cult-following cronut. The cronut is a mix between a croissant and donut. Run don’t walk to this delightful treat! You can read about the BEST bakeries in NYC below.


The Strand Bookstore

Founded in 1927, the Strand is the only remaining bookstore from “Book Row” which was a coalition of 48 bookstores that lined Fourth Avenue.Every single bookstore, with the exception of the Strand, closed during the Great Depression.


American Museum of Natural History

If you’re more into taxidermy and natural wonders, you may enjoy touring the epic American Museum of Natural History more than the Met. Welcoming 5 million visitors per year, it's considered one of the greatest natural history museums in the world.


Get lost in New York City!

New York City is beautiful and exciting. One of the best ways to explore it is by getting lost. In fact, some of my favorite memories of New York are moments I got lost and found spectacular buildings or quaint cafes to people watch from.

Read the complete list of 39+ things to do in New York City (+ helpful tips)