14 Best Things to Do in New York

1. Memorial Museum 9/11

9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan serves as a repository for information about the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

2. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

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3. Sex and the City Hotspots Tour

New York City is Sex and the City, and this trip allows you to walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters.

4. Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

On this food tour of Chinatown and Little Italy, savor the flavors and customs of two of New York City’s best gourmet areas.

5. NYC Helicopter Tour

A helicopter tour is the best way to see New York, yet they don’t have to be extremely expensive.

6. Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

Both photographers and tourists will enjoy this private Hudson River sightseeing cruise.

7. Circle Line Speedboat Ride

Experience New York City’s wild side on this 30-minute speedboat excursion. Take The Beast for a ride, and enjoy yourself.

8. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Experience

The “viewing deck” concept is elevated to new levels with SUMMIT One Vanderbilt’s innovative fusion of art and technology.

9. Edge Observation Deck

Visit the Edge Viewing Deck to take in the cityscape from the tallest outdoor observation platform.

10. Empire State Building Sunrise Experience

Get up early with the City That Never Sleeps and visit the Empire State Building’s Observation Deck before it opens to the public.

11. NYC: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

A location that stimulates imagination expands thinking, and inspires is the Museum of Modern Art.

12. Times Square Tours

One of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City is the neon signs and video billboards of Times Square.

13. Niagara Falls

On your getaway to one of the most amazing natural wonders in the world, go as close to Niagara Falls as you can.

14. Wall Street Insider Tour

The most comparable walking tours do not provide an intimate glimpse into the area’s history with someone who worked on Wall Street.

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