New York City is one of the most popular cities to visit in the United States of America. It is made up of 5 boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. It is a very diverse city, with over 800 different languages spoken every day, and very active. There are so many things to do: shopping, eating, museums, and going to art galleries. It is easy to get around and you can experience something new at any hour of the day. Read this article to learn about the best places to see, the best things to do, and why this magnificent city, is called the city that never sleeps.


  1. Broadway is one of the largest tourist attractions in New York City. It is a performing theater and shows hundreds of plays a year. If you buy your tickets early, you can get them for a pretty cheap price. You can also see some of the greatest shows in the world like Wicked, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Beauty and the Beast. If your lucky, you can also see some of the greatest actors in the world, like Daniel Radcliff and Nick Jonas both of who were in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Just on an average stage, so much imagination comes to life. You will create memories for life and will be glad you went to the show!


  1. The Empire State Building is a great tourist attraction. It is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 102-stories high and stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years. In 1964, floodlights were installed in several colors. On holidays like Saint Patrick’s Day and Christmas, the lights would shine Green and red (for Christmas). On the 4th of July, the colors red white and blue would be displayed. Sometimes, it will be lit in the colors of orange, blue and white, in honor for the New York Knicks. Or a New York Rangers game, the building will be lit in red, white and blue.


  1. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are another 2 great places to visit when in New York. It is a perfect day trip. Taking a ferry out to the island is one of the best parts. Once you get there, you can take a short tour on the outside of the statue. It is possible to go in; however, due to the high security, only a few people are let in at a time. Ellis Island is in the same area as the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island was the line many immigrants had to cross in order to get to the United States. This is a very touching and historical visit that many people will love.


  1. The High Line Park is another more modern place to visit in New York City. It is a 1-mile long park built on an old New York Central Railroad Track. It runs over the lower west side of Manhattan. The High Line Park is open daily from 7 in the morning to 10 at night, and can be entered through 9 different entrances, 4 of which are easily reached by handicaps. Along with the ice cream vendors and small Arabian, American and Greek cafes, there are many plants including wild grass and flowers. This is a great site because it gives you one of the greatest views of the city and you get to spend your day outside.


  1. If you have young children, a great museum to visit is the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum. It is located in the heart of Times Square, right on 42nd street. This 2-floor museum is full of unbelievable and interactive exhibits including many shrunken heads, an albino giraffe, a picture of Abraham Lincoln made completely out of pennies, and a laser maze. It is open daily from 9 in the morning to 1am the next day! If you buy online, tickets will be no more than $25 dollars a person! (Saving you at least $5 dollars a person compared to the regular price). You really don’t want to miss out on this one!


  1. Chelsea Market is a closed shopping mall and food court located in the middle of Manhattan. Little fun fact here: it was actually built inside the old National Biscuit Company factory, where the Oreo cookie idea was created and physically produced. There are also T.V network studios there such as Food Network and Oxygen Network. This is the place to go for some awesome shopping and some great food. Chelsea’s market has food varying in all cultures. Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Italian, and American! You can get ice cream or frozen yogurt, flowered mangos on a stick, (it may sound gross but it is delicious) and cupcakes that are to DIE for! Take my word on this; you will love Chelsea Market!


  1. Shopping is also another great thing that you must do in New York! You can go anywhere to get fabulous items. Chelsea Market is one place. You can also go to Soho. They have tons of boutiques and popular stores like Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and Sabon. You can also negotiate with the street vendors for jewelry, bags, clothes, sunglasses, and other accessories. In China Town, you can negotiate for almost anything as well. From there, you could go to Little Italy. This is the place to enjoy an amazing home cooked Italian meal and go shopping for some Italian clothing.


  1. Speaking of Little Italy, it is must be at the top of your to do list. You can spend the whole evening there. There are tons of restaurants to choose from. Have a nice meal and do a bit of shopping. There are also a tone of cafés and bakeries that are worth checking out.



So there you have it. There are tons of other things you could do in New York. You could check out some of the art galleries, the modern art museum, even go on a hop on hop off bus tour. Take a walk around Times Square and say hello to the street performers. You could even check out art fairs and flea markets. There is so much to do so take advantage of it!