The Big Apple: 21 Touristy Things to Do in New York City

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New York City is one of the top destinations that come to mind. We’ve put together a list of some of the best activities and attractions NYC offers. Whether you’re into sightseeing, shopping, or dining out, NYC has something for you to enjoy. 

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This world-famous intersection is a must-see for any first-time visitor, and there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Take a walk down Broadway, do some people-watching, or simply soak up the unique atmosphere. Times Square is also home to the city’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Explore Times Square

There’s no place quite like 5th Avenue in New York City. This iconic street is home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It’s also a shopper’s paradise, with high-end stores like Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Go Shopping on 5th Avenue

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This food hall is located in the historic Meatpacking District and houses over 35 vendors selling everything from artisanal cheese to fresh seafood. In addition to the large variety of food, the Chelsea Historic District is full of unique things to do.

Grab a Bite at the Chelsea Market

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Coney Island is famous rides, concessions, and sideshows make it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. You can enjoy the historic Cyclone roller coaster, take a spin on the Wonder Wheel, or cool off with a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Coney Island is also home to the world-famous New York Aquarium.

Unwind and Relax on Coney Island

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Little Island at Pier 55 is a 2.4-acre public park in New York City, located on the west side of Manhattan. The park has a playground, picnic tables, and a performance stage. You can also enjoy views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Little Island is accessible by ferry from both New York and New Jersey.

Enjoy the Little Island at Pier 55

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