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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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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

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The Best Spots to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

What was originally intended as a “Christmas Parade” in 1924 would eventually become a hallmark of New York City and a popular TV spectacle seen by millions every Thanksgiving Day.

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Iconic and Fun New York City Tours

Whether you’re a native New Yorker or it’s your first time visiting the City that Never Sleeps, NYC tours can be the best way to discover some of the city’s

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Fun Places to Eat in NYC

New York City is “packed with every cuisine and dish imaginable,” as the Food Network puts it. So whether you’re searching for the best burger or bagels and lox, we’ll

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Best New Jersey Tours to Experience Iconic NYC Sights

New Jersey may be nicknamed the “Garden State,” but its shared waterway with New York City makes it a great starting point for lots of fun-filled activities. You have many

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The Best Hudson River Tours to see NYC landmarks and Dazzling Nature

As the great Al Green (and later David Byrne of the Talking Heads) sang, “take me to the river.” So let’s head out to the Hudson River, which is home

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Beneath the Surface: the Secret Tunnels Crisscrossing NYC

With its towering skyscrapers and historic high rises, New York City’s famous skyline naturally draws the eye upward. But what about what lies beneath the busy, bustling streets of the

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The Statue of Liberty’s Crown is Reopening: Here’s How to Visit

One of the top destinations for visitors to the Big Apple is, of course, the Statue of Liberty, an icon virtually synonymous with the city itself. The best way to

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.