50 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY | Top Attractions Travel Guide

Our recent week in New York City was an action-packed one. We decided to set ourselves a challenge to see and do as much as we possibly could, and that gave way to this travel video guide which highlights 50 of the top attractions. In a city like New York this means we barely scratched the surface, but hopefully this video will highlight the cornucopia of possibilities that is the Big Apple.

We try our best to cover all of the top attractions including fine arts, entertainment, festivals, dining, architecture and museums as well as focusing on lesser known off the beaten path attractions to cover all forms of tourism. If you only have time to visit only one city in the United States it ought to be NYC, USA:

50 Things to do in New York City

50 Things to do in New York City Top Attractions Travel Guide:

1 Grand Central Terminal
2 The High Line
3 Meatpacking District
4 Greenwich Village
5 Brooklyn Bridge
6 Williamsburg
7 Street Art in Williamsburg
8 Prospect Park
9 Dumbo
10 New York Style Pizza
11 Bryant Park
12 New York Public Library
13 Staten Island Ferry
14 Statue of Liberty
15 Battery Park
16 Little Italy
17 Little Korea
18 Chinatown
19 Coney Island
20 Mermaid Parade
21 The Cloisters
22 Harlem’s Apollo Theatre
23 Soul Food in Harlem at Sylvia’s
24 World Trade Center Memorial
25 Trinity Church
26 Wall Street
27 Lincoln Center
28 Ride a Bicycle
29 Watch a New York Yankees baseball game at Yankee Stadium
30 MET Museum (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
31 Flatiron Building
32 Washington Square Park
33 NYU (New York University)
34 National Museum of the American Indian
35 Museum of Natural History
36 Times Square
37 MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)
38 Roosevelt Island Tramway
39 Fifth Avenue Shopping
40 Rockefeller Center
41 Empire State Building
42 Carnegie Hall
43 Central Park
44 Strawberry Fields
45 Street Food
46 Catch a Broadway Theatre Performance
47 Madison Square Garden
48 African Burial Ground
49 Columbus Circle
50 Take the Subway Metro

Most journeys begin at Penn Station or Grand Central, and if you arrive at the later you’ll be wowed by the building. The Meatpacking District was once home to markets, slaughterhouses, and packaging plants, but times have changed. Today you’ll find a mixture of trendy restaurants, clubs and boutiques. The Village used to be a bohemian neighborhood that drew artists and musicians, but today you’re more likely to find upper middle class families living here. Completed in 1883, Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Williamsburg has become popular given its lower rent prices. University students and young professionals have been flocking to this part of town.
You can walk along the riverfront for a great view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and the Manhattan skyline. During the summer months, Bryant Park also becomes a popular hangout spot people looking to relax and even work on their tans. The Staten Island Ferry is free of charge and this makes it really popular with visitors who want to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty from a distance. Battery Park is located on the southern tip of Manhattan. Having both lived in South Korea, we were thrilled to come across Manhattan’s own Little Korea. Coney Island is all about good old fashioned fun. You can ride roller coasters, stroll down the boardwalk, enjoy some beach time, and then head over the Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The Cloisters will make you feel like you’ve travelled over to Europe. Central Park is massive and there are so many places to visit within its boundaries. We managed to visit Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Shakespeare Garden, The Ramble, The Jackie Onassis Reservoir, the Alice in Wonderland Statue, and we still left feeling like we barely scratched the surface. Strawberry Fields is a section of Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon.

And that concludes a look at our very busy week in New York City. I’m still shocked we managed to cover so many attractions, but the great thing about this city is that distances aren’t very long and there’s always something really cool worth checking out around each corner. Have you been to New York? What are your favorite things about this city? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

This is part of our Travel in the United State of America series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing American culture, American arts, American foods, American cuisine, American religion and American people.

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All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).

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  1. 京都アンソニー
    京都アンソニー 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    On the site of Met Museum,it states that tickets are priced from 12, 17, 25$

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  2. Jones Family Travels
    Jones Family Travels 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Great video! Keep it up!

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  3. Manhattankid10
    Manhattankid10 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Awesome video! Your guide really helped! The next time I go to visit NYC, I'll make sure to go to these places. Long Island NY and Upstate NY are nice too can't forget about those since it's still part of NY. lol However, you forgot about a museum that's really important to NY, the New York Transit Museum. One of the best NY museums in my opinion.

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  4. Mark McKay
    Mark McKay 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Great highlight of New York! We plan to visit for the first time very soon. Thank You.

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  5. Sachi Barr
    Sachi Barr 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    At 0:09 you showed my street and I started freaking out because you'd been there. Great video/tour of the city!

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  6. Efrain Herrera
    Efrain Herrera 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    I will be there in less than two months. It's my first time. Your video has helped me a lot

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  7. Jeanette Hinde
    Jeanette Hinde 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Who wants to swap for a week? London for New York.

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  8. Hey Its sky
    Hey Its sky 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Central Park is a place im in every day I love it

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  9. Nick Brown
    Nick Brown 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Hello! Random question – what camera did you use for the NY Vlog? The sound & vision are really good.

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  10. Pc Gameplay
    Pc Gameplay 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Great video ! I do really want to go to New York someday. Subscribed ;)

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  11. gasaholic47
    gasaholic47 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Thanks for hitting Brooklyn, my place of birth (though most of my growing up was in the Bronx), and where I worked as a paramedic for 12 years. If you make it back to NYC, check the other outer boroughs as well.

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  12. Brianna Fields
    Brianna Fields 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Thanks for the ideas!!

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  13. Chris Sanchez
    Chris Sanchez 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    My first NYC trip is in August. I'm gonna use this vid to help plan my vacation!

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  14. carcar brad
    carcar brad 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    awesome vid ! hope I can find this one again, I will watch it again!!lol. NYC its on my bucket list!

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  15. Elina Sk
    Elina Sk 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Great video,thanks for uploading ! Planning to visit New York in a few months and this had some great suggestions !

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  16. Towerest AE
    Towerest AE 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    2:59 Where the smurf come out

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  17. TwiiistVideos
    TwiiistVideos 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    We are heading to New York next week for the first time, from sunny London England. Found this video really helpful . Thank you both .

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  18. Marco Static
    Marco Static 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Thank you!!!You just reminded me how fun NY can be.Ive been in NY for almost 5 years.The things i adore the most are the parks.Great video.???

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    BAK BİR SEN BANA 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Cheap hotels SUITABLE eat and drink prices in new york manhattan how much

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  20. Ibrahim Abed
    Ibrahim Abed 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    i live there

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  21. Capt Eric “WeBeYachting” Bergeron
    Capt Eric “WeBeYachting” Bergeron 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Really liked this video and the editing is awesome.

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  22. heysoulful
    heysoulful 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    This morning I booked a 7 day trip to New York (1st visit) in May and really enjoyed your video because I simply can't wait! Great selection, thanks. So much to see. Bye from The Netherlands!

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  23. Ricky J.P.
    Ricky J.P. 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    I am hoping to go to New York sometime soon and your video was brilliant. Thanks for posting guys. P.S. Audrey, you are very cute by the way x

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  24. LSTrk 23
    LSTrk 23 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    11:13 look at the guy with the sign

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  25. bmwl0ver
    bmwl0ver 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    I always look for your videos for my next destination, they are awesome! :)

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  26. Jessicx M.
    Jessicx M. 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    really enjoyed this video!!! very informative! cant wait to explore some of these places during our visit.

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  27. Christopher Webb
    Christopher Webb 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    That was a really nice tour of the city! Thanks for showing all the nice places to go!

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  28. Stefan Koffinke
    Stefan Koffinke 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Great video! congratulation!!
    I'm going with a friend to NYC in May.
    My last time in that city was in 1991.
    The city was kind of different….
    Every travel guide said "don't go to Harlem, much to dangerous." "Don't visit the Central Park after sunset, unless you want to be killed", "don't use the subway after sunset, much to dangerous."
    It obviously changed a lot….

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  29. Timothy Raths
    Timothy Raths 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Going there in May, can't wait!

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  30. Anthony Licata
    Anthony Licata 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Why go to a yankee game when you can go to a mets game. I've been to both stadiums, and they're both really nice. Yankee stadium seems more like an older/classic stadium while citi field (mets stadium) is more of a modern type ball park.

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  31. The One
    The One 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    awesome video… planing to go to NYC with my wife this august.

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  32. Zizoo Zizoo
    Zizoo Zizoo 18 April, 2016, 03:25
  33. Frank Rizzo
    Frank Rizzo 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    I like the organized crime in nyc

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  34. OpenDoor Mission
    OpenDoor Mission 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    I just arrived here. Thanks for the insight.

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  35. Wout Blokken
    Wout Blokken 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    But stil thankx for THE tips

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  36. Wout Blokken
    Wout Blokken 18 April, 2016, 03:25

    Well IM am in Europe solo yeah

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