Visiting New York - What to See and Do
(New York John F. Kennedy Airport JFK, New York - NY, USA)
What can be said about New York City that hasn't been said a million times already? The Big Apple is truly a world city, an international center for culture, entertainment, business and much more.
Home to the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Broadway theaters, Times Square, world-class art galleries, museums and much more, New York continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of people around the world.
It certainly takes more than one weekend, in fact more than one trip, to get to even scratch the surface of Manhattan island, and there's plenty more beyond the Hudson river in the outlying suburbs of Queens, Brooklyn and beyond.
Ten things you must do in New York
- Visit the Statue of Liberty, the world famous symbol of America, and admire the great views of the New York skyline.
- Stroll around Times Square, with its bright neon lights, cinemas, shops and restaurants.
- Spend a night at the theater. New York's Broadway is one of the most famous theater districts in the world.
- Take a trip on the Staten Island Ferry for impressive views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.
- Learn about the city's fascinating history at the Museum of the City of New York, where many interesting exhibits are on display.
- Escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city in Central Park, a large green area in the heart of Manhattan.
- Be inspired by the wonderful art on display in prestigious galleries such as the Guggenheim Museum or the Museum of Modern Art.
- Enjoy spectacular views of New York from the top of the Empire State Building, once the world's tallest building and a famous city landmark.
- Go to a ball game. New York has two top baseball teams, the Mets and the Yankees, and the sport plays an important role in New York's history and culture.
- Dine out at one of New York's numerous excellent restaurants, offering almost every conceivable kind of food from around the world.