Essential New York

Experience the best of New York City with City Experiences! Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, take a sightseeing or dining cruise on the Hudson River and East River, explore the city with walking tour, enjoy package deals and more.

Recommended Experiences in New York

  • City Cruises

    Sightseeing and dining cruises, iconic attractions, private events, and more
  • Statue City Cruises

    Official partner of the National Park Service and the only way to get to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Walks

    Beautifully designed tours in cities around the world
  • Devour Tours

    The best food & drink experiences for curious travelers
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Best Places in NYC To See Cherry Blossoms

The highly anticipated countdown begins in late March. This is when New Yorkers (and many people in other cities) eagerly await the beautiful sight of pink and white cherry blossoms.

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Best Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in New York City

New York City may be known for its towering skyscrapers, Broadway theaters, bustling sidewalks, and the best pizza and hot pretzels, among many other things. But it’s also one of

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21 Foods You’ll Only Find in New York City

Whether you’re craving pizza or cuisine from a small country on the other side of the world, you’ll find it in New York City. Thanks to generations of immigrants from

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Should You Swim in New York City’s Hudson or East Rivers?

Situated at the mouth of the Hudson River, at the point where it empties into New York Bay before finally flowing out into the Atlantic Ocean, New York City is

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New York’s Best Cocktail Bars – Water View Included

One of the (many!) great things about New York City is that it’s possible to enjoy nature and the outdoors right in the middle of the metropolis. Central Park is

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How to Pick Your Perfect New York Walking Tour

From the food scene to Broadway shows to history and architecture, everyone has their own reasons for wanting to visit New York City. Looking to truly connect with the energy

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Tips for Visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and at the World Trade Center in New York City, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

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Tour Grand Central Terminal in All Its Glory

If you live in New York City or are a commuter, chances are you have spent time at Grand Central Terminal.  But even many New Yorkers are not familiar with

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New York’s Hidden Foodie Enclaves: A Neighborhood Guide

Whether you’re in the mood for honest American comfort food scarfed down at the makeshift bar of a food truck or haute French fare at a Michelin-starred restaurant, the Big

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The Best Places to Ice Skate in NYC During the Winter

For a true New York cold-weather experience, there’s nothing better than bundling up and hitting the rink. There aren’t many places in the world as breathtakingly beautiful as New York

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top things to do in New York City?

Top things to do in NYC

There are a lot of great things to do in New York City, but some of the best include visiting Central Park, taking a ferry to Staten Island, and checking out the Empire State Building. You can also visit the Museum of Modern Art, see a Broadway show, or explore one of the many neighborhoods that make up this incredible city. No matter what you decide to do, you’re sure to have a great time in New York City! What are fun water activities in NYC? There are a lot of great water activities to do in New York City, from swimming and sunbathing at one of the many beaches to kayaking and canoeing on the Hudson River. You can also take a boat tour of the Statue of Liberty or go for a swim in one of the city’s many public pools. You can also treat yourself or the group to a brunch or dinner cruise along the Hudson River.

What are the top activities near New York City?

What do I need to know before visiting New York City?

If you’re planning a trip to New York City, there are a few things you should know before you go. First, be aware that the city is huge and can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Plan your time carefully and give yourself plenty of time to see the sights. Second, be prepared for higher prices. New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world, so budget accordingly. Finally, be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. New York can be hot and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter, so pack your wardrobe accordingly.